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Mootivator to ride....(6 posts)

Mootivator to ride....mugg
May 28, 2003 8:02 AM
Four straight weekends of rain and no singletrack action just plain stinks so we did the next best thing and went for a hike and a road ride to try out Rosita's new Moots frame. Truth be told, I have been a real slacker, having been off the bike for 5 weeks. Culmination of things led to my bike inactivity but it was mostly the rainy, soupy weather that kept me off the saddle. I suppose we should all be thankful for the plentiful water and the end of drought in our neck of the woods. But still, it's awfully tough to let a weekend pass without a cycling fix.

Only by running daily during lunch am I able to keep my fitness somewhat in check. Like most the East Coast folks, I long for warm sunny days and the sensation of branches smacking me in the forehead as I weaved my steed through narrow ribbons of singletrack or spinning merrily on a lonely stretch of highway. I'm hoping that soon enough I will be complaining of dry and sultry conditions. Needless to say, I can't wait till then.

Thanks for reading and please send sunrays in Merryland.

Mootivator to ride.

The Sun made a brief appearance Sunday afternoon so we hit the road. Her bike is almost dialed in. Just waiting for a shorter stem, handlebar, road shoes and pedals.

Lonely road ahead.

Happy to be riding a Moots.

It will be awhile until this frame hits the pavement. I'm still saving for a Campy Record 10 gruppo.

Speaking of rain and water, got plenty here.

Super cycle wash.

Training ground for fearless kayakers.

Hiking with Rosita and Toby the traildog.

Nature's water bowl complete with plant life and tadpoles.

Lovely fauna anchored to a rock.

"The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain."~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

beautiful pics - thanks for sharing! (nm)rockbender
May 28, 2003 8:10 AM
May 28, 2003 8:58 AM
Awesome flics there!
What are you shooting with?
"happy to be riding a moots" looks like you used a wide angle/fish eye, and "modivator" is a great looking panorama, did you stitch it after (ps?) or what?

May 28, 2003 10:09 AM
I'm shooting with a Nikon Coolpix 5000 with .68x wide angle lens. For the panoramic shot I cropped the photo using iPhoto software. The rest of the action photo was shot with wide angle, careful not to drop the camera while riding alongside.

Beautiful pics & bikes - thanks!! (nm)jtferraro
May 28, 2003 9:38 AM
re: Mootivator to ride....268generation
May 28, 2003 9:55 AM
Nice pics !

Now I wanna get moots !