Fitness ~ Bike Ride–Transportation for Photo Job, 03/29

Clear Wednesday & Sunday mornings. Rain possible Thursday, Friday, & Saturday.

Mt Sinai DVD2I biked to Mt. Sinai today [3.68 mi.] for my 4th site survey and biked home [3.08 mi.]. I also looked at the church grounds Easter Sunday evening.

In terms of blossoms and the weather forecast, I need to shoot tomorrow morning. That means sunrise be there before the rising sun.

I expect this will be a two-part shoot. There is not sufficient foliage of the trees for a meaningful spring presentation.

Fitness ~ Bike Ride–Transportation for Photo Job, 03/17

Integrating fitness [in the absence of personal transportation] and photography…

2016-03-17_22-07-39 mt. SinaiOpportunity knocks!

I am to take seasonal pictures of my home church–Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, Murchison Road, Fayetteville, North Carolina.

I took pictures in December. Now, we want pictures with green. I want the dogwood trees in bloom and leaves on the other trees. Flowers, if any, with blossoms as well.

IMG_5250.CR2This will be a sunrise shoot, capturing the church, enhanced by the greenery. The pastor and staff are thrilled with the pictures from the December shoot. I want to better those.

Anyway, without a vehicle, I needed to get there. For the distance and purpose, I chose to ride. I’ll likely make a few more to see when I plan to shoot. I think in 2-3 weeks.

This was a special trip on my single speed bike [Faye] to survey an upcoming photo shoot. This route was about traffic avoidance. It worked well getting there and less well riding home.

Yes, there are hills. I rode them on a single speed bike.

Fortunately, I’m able to keep leg strength and meet the challenge slight elevation gives. The route home has more hills–met those with a vengeance.

Regrettably, my phone locked up and I missed capturing the entire ride. Oh well…

Cycling ~ RANS Citi Crank Forward–Updated Cockpit [Bling Added], 11/03

Replaced the remaining [lost one] Brooks leather bar-end cap with a pair red Fyxation Bar End Plugs. They match the bike’s color and several accessories.

Cycling ~ RANS Citi Crank Forward–Updated Cockpit [lights on], 11/01

Lighting my way…

Flickr Album–2015 RANS Citi Crank Forward [“Faye“]

Cycling ~ RANS Citi Crank Forward–Updated Cockpit [Slideshow], 11/01

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Flickr Album–2015 RANS Citi Crank Forward [“Faye“]

Cycling ~ RANS Citi Crank Forward–Updated Cockpit [favorite 3], 11/01

Flickr Album–2015 RANS Citi Crank Forward [“Faye“]

Cycling ~ RANS Citi Crank Forward–Updated Cockpit, 11/01

Updated CockpitYes, I am riding–more on my Crank Forward than my road bike. I just do not write about it as much as I once did. I have added a few safety items: mirrors & horn/siren. I move my main light from my road bike to the Citi [Faye BTW]. She always had the amber front light and the red tail light. For sure, I should be visible, I can see the path to my front and above all, I can be heard. To be gentle, I use the bell. I still love creating/finishing my cycles. Cycling is an activity I never expect to stop. –jim