Having returned home from England to miserable weather it brightened up
yesterday so I decided to take my bike out for a short ride - I needed
the exercise and it would be good to combine my hobby with excercise.
So I planned a simple route on google maps, didn't look far and took me
past a lake and a river. Packed my camera and off I went. Took a wrong
turn once - onto a road that just wasn't on google. Bah. But had a nice
ride. Realised shortly into the ride that it probably wasn't such a
"short" ride. I think it was about 25km. And I haven't cycled in over a
I also got a puncture. This was a major downer as I had nobody to call
to come and get me, and no spare, no pump, no repair kit. So I had to
walk the remaining 3km home. And it got COLD as the sun went down, and
while I was warm enough in just a t-shirt when I was cycling, walking
was a different matter.
Oh and my butt is still sore from the damn sadle. Why can't they invent
a comfy bike seat? I have one of those gel covers, but I guess my body
just isn't designed for sitting on a thin wedge of leather.
Anyhow, upshot is I did get some fairly decent shots off. Which given
that I'm heading to Boston just now, is good because I can post some
this week. Here's the first - the Grand River at Fountain St Bridge
looking toward Cambridge.
All the pics this week will be unmodified. The colours were pretty good
without going into PS