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August 19, 2013

We're trying out a family recipe for pickled corn, I'm not a fan but some in the household are.  Maybe I'll become a convert.  Plunging ahead in moving the old images to the new server and this blog platform, I've completed the summer of 2011 and moving into the spring of that year if you want to look through the archives found under the browse link in the top upper right. With this blog platform, I'm being pretty religious with the use of the Categories, generally linking images to place, style, and technique whenever I think any of those categories would be of interest to viewers.  I've been also using tags but the site doesn't yet have a tag cloud and that might make it less useful for browsing.  Can't really tell right now which tags link to one image and which link to a dozen.

With the help and patience of Mike Adkins, I drove all over Columbus Ohio and finally found someone with a road bike and some time to fit it to me.  It was a tiresome day and I didn't get one shot but I'm now the owner of a carbon fiber bike.  You might call it my middle age red sports car.   Much improvement over my old one that I bought in my 20s.  Of course, if you figure the abilities of 20-some year old legs versus 50-some year old legs and cardiac system, then that pretty much negates all the benefits of a carbon fiber bicycle.  But it's nice to be back on the road again.  I'm beginning to believe that we are destined to just recycle all of our old hobbies again and again until we pass on.

I'm hoping for some shots from the road, once I get in shape enough to get there.

 “You know, bicycling isn't just a matter of balance," I said.
"it's a matter of faith. You can keep upright only by moving
forward. You have to have your eyes on the goal, not the
ground. I'm going to call that the Bicyclist's Philosophy of Life.”

Susan Vreeland, Clara and Mr. Tiffany