Summer Vibes

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/70 sec, ISO3200
“Summer Vibes” Cedar Park, 2021

I’m looking forward to summer so much now. The longer days, maybe a visit to the beer garden, and evening bicycle rides sound so nice… I am definitely a summer person!

Happy Children’s Day 🎏

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/5.6, 1/340 sec, ISO320
“Koinobori” Cedar Park, 2021

Today is こどもの日 in Japan. As usual, we have our koinobori flying in front of our house. 😀

Doing Her Thing

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO2000
“In the Way” Cedar Park, 2021

Anko doing her thing.

Wispy Clouds

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/5600 sec, ISO32
“Pretty Clouds” Cedar Park, 2021

Pretty clouds make for a fun run, but of course I have to stop every few minutes to take photos. 😅 These are cirrus uncinus clouds, btw!

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/5800 sec, ISO32
“Wispy” Cedar Park, 2021

Small Window for a Bicycle Ride

“Cloudy Bicycle Ride” Cedar Park, 2021

It has been raining a lot the past couple of days, but today the storm paused for a few hours in the afternoon and I went out for a nice bicycle ride on Mango, my 2000 Kona Blast. It’s over 20 years old but it feels so modern as compared to my early 70s Peugeot that I am restoring.

It seems like I haven’t ridden the bicycle for a long time and I was worried that my legs would get tired soon, but I had plenty of energy and was able to power up the small hill near our house in a higher gear without much problem. I was also concerned that my neck would be sore because it has been bothering me for the previous week. I’m happy to say that I didn’t feel any discomfort in my neck. 😀

Also, I bought some new cycling gloves and they felt great! They are a vintage-style mesh fabric and leather style, and I bought them because this is the type of glove I wore when I rode my Peugeot bicycle from San Francisco to Los Angeles back in the 80s. These new ones have some padding which my old ones lacked so these are a lot more comfortable. In fact, I didn’t even notice them once while riding today which I suppose is a good thing.

Please enjoy the GoPro video I made of my bicycle ride if you have a few minutes. Have a great day!