May 14 2012
“What is so rare as a day in June?” Well, what about a day in May? And this one was as nearly perfect as North Country days can get. So, anxious to put my too vivid memories of gray skies and drifts of salty slush behind me, I pedaled away to a favorite destination. Once there, I was determined to create a memento of the occasion—and the perfect day, of course—but instead of reaching for my camera, I pulled my new cell phone from its pouch. Why get a new phone? Good question. My old phone was a workhorse, from a product line originally marketed to Third World countries. It was therefore ideally suited to conditions in New York’s scrag end. But it’s now starting to show its age, and while it’s never easy to part with an old friend, after much hemming and hawing I yielded to the temptation to upgrade.
This is the result. The photo isn’t bad, at least for one taken with a cell phone, but it’s clear I have a lot to learn about holding this little wonder steady. In any event, I don’t think I’m ready to ditch my camera.
We love our bikes, right? And we never tire of looking at them. At least I don’t, and if I’m to judge from what others tell me, I’m not alone. So each Monday I’ll publish a bike-related picture. Most of the time it will be a photo, but don’t be surprised if a few drawings and paintings get added to the mix from time to time. I might even include a sculpture or two. (OK. A photo of a sculpture.) Anything, in short, that evokes the world on two wheels. And don’t be shy. If you have a picture you’d like to share, just email it to me. I’ll do the rest.
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