Category Archives: cycling

Cycling: Fitting a Rack

The trail riding experience turned out to be fun at first, but the shine wore off quickly. Then I realized that I really did need to prepare the bike for commuter/tour riding. So I put the hybrid tires (flat-free!) back … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes

Photographers know that sometimes the beauty is the whole scene, and sometimes it is some small portion hidden in the middle of a lot of clutter. I don’t choose the images; they call to me and I shoot. It speaks … Continue reading

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Crystal Bay Trails — Don’t Waste Your Time

It’s a disaster. If you are hiking, it’s not so bad. If you are riding, it’s not merely challenging, it’s dangerous. The place has suffered serious neglect, so unless you are a fan of self-abuse, don’t waste your time riding … Continue reading

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More OEF Draper Trails

OEF is the abbreviation for Oklahoma Earthbike Fellowship. Actually this is not my scene. Today on the OEF Draper Trails I stopped a couple of times to commune with the forest. Don’t get me wrong; it’s a great workout and … Continue reading

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Draper Mountain Bike Trails

You can find the official website here. It includes a link to download the PDF map, but that map is out of date by some years. The trails generally have even more loops and switchbacks than drawn in with colored … Continue reading

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A Little More about the Trails

This was the view from the White Trail on the way down to the creek. It’s a little tough to shoot pictures while zipping around out there. However, this view was a high spot above the initial open field near … Continue reading

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Catching up on Cycling

I need to catch up on some random shots worth sharing. This first is a prayer chapel I adopted on my last ride along the Oklahoma River. It was a cool shady spot with a strong breeze that day, perched … Continue reading

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