Once again, Spring has come and gone without my having once gone paddling. Kind of disappointing for me, but I’ve got some work to do on my one remaining kayak. I spent most of my project-working time on the 1989 Bridgestone MB-4 I bought earlier this year from my friend, Adrian. I’ve been taking longer rides, on the average, this year, exploring by bike. Here are some pictures from a couple of June rides.
One of the things you’ll notice is that my ride photos have largely devolved into compositions consisting of my bike leaned up against stuff – sort of photographic evidence that I’ve ridden as far as those points and indicators that they are not just scenic phots, rather that they were taken while exploring my dry-land environment. A lot of my kayaking photos included my boat’s bow, boat pulled up on scenic shorelines, and water, for similar reasons. I’ve found a Facebook group for people who take these kinds of bike photos: Look at My Bike Leaned Up Against Stuff. By the way, I’ve paddled the Elk River upstream to the bridge upon which you can see the Miyata posed, below.
Another thing you may notice is that most of my rides lately have been on the Miyata 610. A problem I’ve had with the Razesa on longer rides is that the bike’s narrow, 1985 handlebars render the bike’s use uncomfortable after about 20 miles. Also, the MKS Lambda pedals installed a couple of years ago are increasingly no longer to my liking. I’m thinking about buying some used quill pedals with toe-clips to replace them.