Blue Brompton, Blue Gill, and Bluebonnets

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 35mm, f/2, 1/14000 sec, ISO400
“Piplup” Cedar Park, 2024

I rode my Brompton to the neighborhood pond to do a bit of fishing. The water was murky and yucky but the fish were biting! And on the way home I saw that the Texas bluebonnets are starting to appear. A pretty good day.

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/2500 sec, ISO32
“Blue Gill” Cedar Park, 2024
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 35mm, f/4, 1/2000 sec, ISO200
“Bluebonnets” Cedar Park, 2024

Evening Ride on the Brompton

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/550 sec, ISO32
“Dusk Piplup” Cedar Park, 2024

A lovely sky, light wind, and mild temperature made for a very nice ride this evening!

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/60 sec, ISO160
“Home Tickets” Cedar Park, 2024

Two Wheels in the Cold

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 2.71mm, f/2.2, 1/60 sec, ISO125
“Bundled Up” Cedar Park, 2024

Today was the first day of the year where the temperatures have dropped below the freezing mark. I have this silly tradition in which I hop on my motorbike and go for a ride when that happens. I was gonna skip it this year, but the decided, what the hell, let’s do it. So I bundled up with my wind-proof jacket, neck gaiter, winter gloves, and Uniqlo heatech base layers and went for a ride around the neightborhood. It was fun but I quickly learned where the cold parts of my clothing were. Basically, my face and my fingers. I have heated grips on my motorcycle and they keep my palms warm, but the outside of my fingers were frozen! Ack!

After I came home, had some lunch and warmed up, I put on my non-motorcycle warm clothes (first pic) and went for a ride to the park. As expected, the trail was pretty much empty, so it was a very pleasant ride.

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/670 sec, ISO32
“Piplup” Cedar Park, 2024

The photo below is of a little mouse in my motorcycle tank bag. We have this yucky cat toy that had been going back between my wife and myself, hidden in places like under her pillow, in my sock drawer, etc. Then one day I found it here in the tank bag, and decided that that is where it would stay. 😀

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/1800 sec, ISO32
“Mouse” Cedar Park, 2023