Showing posts from December, 2020

Photography While Riding

I like taking photos, and I like bicycling riding. But, it is difficult making time for both. I am trying to work out a solution.  I've tried taking photos on rides using my iPhone, but, that's not satisfactory. I don't get the framing, resolution, etc. that I want in my photos.  I have the same problem with point and shoot cameras slipped into my bicycle jersey.  I've even tried carrying a camera in a handlebar bag.  But that didn't work either.  The biggest problem with prior attempts is access to the camera. It takes too much time to get a phone out of my jersey, turned on, putting in my code, and getting to the camera with cycling gloves....I often miss the moment because of the time to get going.  I don't care for having a bag hanging on my bicycle. So that solution doesn't work.  I've gone out with my camera on a shoulder strap, but that also doesn't work because the camera doesn't stay put.   I've looked for a solution for years.  Fran

Fitness and the Pandemic

The world fell apart on March 13, 2020. That's when the school I work at announced a temporary shut down. The "temporary" part lasted until the end of September.  I was serious about social distancing to the point that I didn't leave my house.  I also got no exercise. by July, my fitness was a mess. That's when I decided to buy a new bicycle. I didn't realize that EVERYONE else had also decided to buy new bicycles.  I went to one of the Trek Superstores in San Diego and took a test ride on a Trek road bike. It was a nice bike, but it was built with a seat post that was too tall for me. The shop offered to swap out the seat post at an additional cost, which didn't make sense to me. I thought they should sell me a bike that fit me  Soon after I left the shop, I got a message from the shop offering to swap out the seat post as an even exchange.  However, the moment had passed and I didn't return the call.  I'm glad I passed on the Trek, because, as I