Well today I set off to explore the city on my bike. I tossed the X-100s around my neck and snapped as I went. Some images are blurry, some have my arm and bars in them and some I actually pulled over to snap an image. I was more concerned with the ride than the photo.
Since moving to NYC I realized why I would want to return to the Carlisle Area, I missed my bikes. Since my first mountain bike race when I was 12, I have been addicted to riding. Whether is be the Sunday morning ride with Jeff and Steve (which I was ALWAY late to) or cruising thru farmlands on the road bike, my bike always meant freedom.
The problem came when I had to make an important decision, which bike to bring.
Downhill bike? Nah too heavy and slow.
Freeride bike? Don’t need all that travel, plus I need that when I return to Michaux.
Road bike? Too light and fragile.
Dirt Jump bike? Too much of a pain to pedal.
Cycle Cross bike? PERFECT!!
Here is the loop I rode. Not bad with an average of 17MPH with all the stopping and avoiding getting hit Since you can see where I ended, please don’t stalk me. Next time I will be more concerned with the photos rather than the ride.
*Camera note. These images are straight out of the camera. I have been shooting in JPG mode on the x100 and cant get over the results. I was too lazy to edit anything, so what you see is what I shot while riding.