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Month: January 2017

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FIGHT FOR YOUR DREAMS

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A very early morning commute to ride 30 miles before work. Almost done with the January Office challenge of riding 400 miles in a month.  

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Returning from Oxbow regional park, we spotted Mt Hood peaking from behind the saplings. The light of the day made the mountain shine and call my name. The Salsa Timberjack (AKA Timbre-Jacques) handled quite well with a light load and made my ride very comfortable throughout the day. Will ride again.  

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Quick overnight trip to Oxbow Regional Park. It was a great shakedown of my new Salsa Timberjack. The only diffulty of the day was the 20-30mph headwinds that made it feel like well-below freezing temperatures.  Good times. 

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The early morning commute gives me time to look around, explore a little bit of the neighbourhood, and take a moment to appreciate a well done bird mural. 

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Today, RidewithGPS.com turned 8 years old. I could not be more excited to work with this crew. Thanks for everything Cullen, Zack, KPR, Purdy, Will, Chad, Quinn, Jordan, AJ, and Brian. I’ve been with the company for over two years and look forward to many more. 

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20170125 I’m going to miss my Pebble 2 when Fitbit finally kills it. There is so much about the design and practically they executed so much better than Apple Watch and Android Wear devices. Today, the emoticon design was spot on.  This isn’t a particularly difficult photo to take, but getting a glare-free shot of […]

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Hah. Twitter joke.  Bikes and birds on my brain. I really like all the window art at Pets on Broadway.

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NBD.  Going to tear up some trails and go on some back country adventures with this baddie. More details coming soon to http://adventuring.bike 

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Today marks 6 years since Audrey and I started dating. We started the day with a nice breakfast at Helser’s on Alberta. I recommend the smoked salmon hash. Then we went over to Powell’s City of Books to get some light reading material. We also hit up the Backyard Birdshop for some bird-related supplies and […]

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Today’s ride was kinda epic. Oregon continues to surprise me with great routes so close to home. Check out OMTM.cc and their “Hell of the North Plains” route. Thanks guys. 

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Happy how the new configuration feels with a straight handlebar, mtb brake levers, front sack, set back saddle post, and knobby but narrow tires. I’ve ridden this bike for two years but these changes make it feel like a whole new machine.  Today is also the first out of ten where I can finally ride […]

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Intense bird mural is intense.  I’d love to get a photo of this mural in the daylight. Corner of Blandena and Aberta. 

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While intending to photograph a dramatic lighting of this flying bicycle toy with a single point of light, I inadvertently summoned the Batman. Lessons learned in this photo: Having a mini tripod and shutter remote is incredibly useful. The Hinged screen on camera has earned it’s worth. Shooting in Manual allowed me to get this […]

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The owner’s mum sent him birthday balloons as part of an arrangement, but alas it was only the puppers, Audrey, and me. Toot. 

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A quiet night, light emitted from the bushes. A low growl if it could be called that. Rustling. Metal. *tink-tink* *tink-tink-tink* *tink-tink* *vrrrrrrrrrrrr*

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We spent our morning tracking down a few bird-themed murals. This particular mural by Apeseven was one of my favorites. It’s so large, clean, colorful, and the way the feathers were created really inspires me to create more art. Location undisclosed until I can re-visit and take more photos with better, more interesting light.

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Loa has kept a watchful eye on me all day. This old gal always wants scritches, pets, and snuggles as much as she can. Spent the day in with the dogs. Supplemental photo:

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It’s been a tiring week. Snow storms. Biking. Dog-sitting. Be like Kylee and finish off a Friday with some snoozing.

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Another snowy day in Portland. I happen to catch the sun coming up just south of Mt Hood while commuting to work via mountain bike. I love how this photo came out and I was able to frame the mountain in the front triangle. There were a few more photos that I took this day […]

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A fat bike in snow is a way to make me filled with…what’s that word? 

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I had another photo but as the snow started falling, I couldn’t help but admire the bicycle tracks in the snow. We’re supposed to get a few inches by tomorrow. Love it.

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Today’s daily photo was brought to you by the letter “G”. The weather in Portland was to icy for cycling so we stayed indoors to warm ourselves with the destructive power of Godzilla 1992. I have literally owned this Godzilla toy for 23 years and have taken several photos in years passed but none so […]

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It was icy cold out today. “Go play in the snow” she said. “It’ll be fun” she said. It’s nice that she is handy with a match to help thaw me out. Some thought and time went into this photo. While my minifig was freezing in the ice-cube tray, I did some practice shots with […]

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Early snow storm but great light for this mural near my office. Totally the wrong bike for riding in snow.

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Working late on a Friday night. Not because there is any deadlines or pressure, but I really enjoy my job and take the occasional evening to learn something new or practice new skills.

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Today, I put my beloved “Crushinator” up for sale on Craigslist. There are a few goals coming up this year that require some specialized equipment that must be funded by the sale of this beast and another.  I caught the very last bit of sunshine on my office building to get this shot.  I don’t […]

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A friend let me photograph this classic Hasselblad c500. I’ve no interest in going back to film, but I love the styling of this brand. 

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We survey the some of the tools I’ll be using through the year: Sony a6000 camera, mini tripod, color passport, remote, macro extension tubes, 12mm, 16-50mm, 55-210mm, and 150-600mm lenses. Can’t forget our Lego Avatars.

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Dreaming of chess and kicking butts with her help. She’s always got my back.

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Today’s photo is a great start for my 365-2017 project. Each day, I plan on posting my best photo taken that day. I don’t have any particular theme in mind, but you will likely see birds, nature, landscapes, bicycling adventures, and my day-to-day sights of the Pacific Northwest. This burrowing owl has been eluding me […]

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