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Saturday we were having a heatwave, it was at least 30 degrees warmer than last Sunday-that is right it was going to get above freezing for the first time in I don't know how long.

In the morning there was a bit of a problem with ice all over the roads to we spent a couple of hours riding in the city although we ran into icy roads and Miss M went down once without any harm done.
 

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Slipping and sliding.

As soon as things started to warm up a bit it got really slippery.
 

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Breakfast

We stopped for a couple of bagels, it was nice not to need to warm up.
 

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Heading on out.

We left the city. At first things were nice and dry but before long the snow started melting and we were really happy to have our fenders.
 

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Farm country.

It is amazing how easy it is to get into farm country from DC.

In warmer times these dogs would no doubt enjoy a quick chase with some cyclists. Today they barely raised their heads as we rode by.
 

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Wet and wild.

As the day went on more and more snow melt started running over the roads.
 

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Heading home.

After a pretty good day of riding (it sure was nice to be warm for a change) we headed home with the last rays of the sun giving everything a nice glow.
 

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The end.

With all the crud on the road it was no wonder I finally got a f%#! f%&). First of the year-bummers.

Just as we turned into the alley I caught this shot of Miss M and a fair sunset. Not a bad day at all.
 

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Thank you...

...for the fine report.I look forward to your reports in the future .You continually show that you are the inspiration and class of this fine forum.
 

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Ahhh! A milestone for the new forums--the first real MB1 ride report!

We can consider the site christened--now, where the #^$% are GeoCyclist, Kai-Ming and PeterRider?

Here's hoping that's the only fl*t you'll have this year.

The Bianchi is sweet....
 

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You could post a few ride reports too.

SoCal isn't it? Show us some nice warm riding.

Of course now days we think anything above 30 degrees is nice and warm.

:cool:
 

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Yeah, I guess it's time to see if the crud's gone from my lungs...

...and get out for some more respectable rides--get Amtrak to drag me up the coast and ride back with a tailwind, or get out of bed early some Sunday and finally do my urban assault routine between downtown L.A. and Pasadena.
 

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Why did only two of the images download? What tricks am I missing?
 

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Thanks for the pics

I like how you play with the lighting conditions all the time, it makes interesting pictures out of everyday's life. Do you put manual settings or 'auto' ?

Pierre
 

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Everything is manual.

Pierre said:
I like how you play with the lighting conditions all the time, it makes interesting pictures out of everyday's life. Do you put manual settings or 'auto' ?

Pierre
I adjust the camera settings for the light conditions and the color of the light. I prefer warmer colors and less contrast than what I get if my camera is left on auto. I think that winter daylight is far too blue except in the mornings and evenings.

In addition before posting I usually edit them a bit to add color saturation and sharpness. I probably only crop about half of the pictures I post. Finally I resize the images so they will fit on a screen without the viewer having to scroll to see the entire image.

The first image is not edited except for resizing, the second image is edited. Not a really big difference but enough for me.
 
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