Wandering around the Internet, I came across a little challenge. 30 Days of Biking is suggesting;
- Make the pledge! Tweet @patiomensch with your pledge to participate in #30daysofbiking.
- Ride your bike. Ride to work. Ride around the block. Meet some friends and bike around town. If you’re riding your bike, you’re participating.
- Tweet about your bike ride, and include the hashtag #30daysofbiking. Read what others are tweeting, and join the conversation!
- Repeat Steps 1 & 2 each day through the month of April.
The only rule for 30 Days of Biking is that you ride your bike every day for 30 days, then tweet about your adventures with the hashtag #30daysofbiking.
Except for the pledging and tweeting, I think I may attempt the feat. Last year I got out a lot in April by traveling over to In the Heart of Beast Theatre to photograph the workshops for the MayDay parade. A good goal again this year.
I did get out to the bluffs overlooking the Minnesota River last Tuesday.
looking across the Minnesota River (flood plain) towards Shakopee
I stayed a comfortable 300 or so feet above the flood plane. I enjoy that trip most springs as it takes me over a rail bed that traverses some ravines along the top of the bluffs. Spring is a great time to see the marvel that was built across the expanse, because the undergrowth does not obscure the man-made embankments. I have never been successful at capturing the engineering feat well in any photograph. But on my way back home, I spied a fox. The bike trails around here are great!
So there is yet another incentive for me to get out on a bike. Foxy creatures.
Sunday presented yet another reason to get my wheels spinning. My pal Michael Lizama installed some of his stained glass creations at the Dunn Bros Coffee at 34th and Hennepin Ave So.
a photo merge of two exposures
Michael has started a blog about his glass obsession, but the Dunn Bros experience will allow you to view some of his work without digital deficits, or handicapped photography. It is hard to expose adequately for transmitted and reflective light at the same time. Easy for a human eye to compensate but digits do not do justice to the composition.
Michael keeps challenging me to get out and get some art done. With a song in the heart . . .