A Nice, Hot Ride

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/1300 sec, ISO32
“Rossa” Cedar Park, 2022

Rossa and I hit the hike and bike trail before it got too warm today, and it looked like a lot of people had the same idea. 😀

Ride along on your stationary bike if you’d like!

Oh GoPro

“Handlebar POV” Cedar Park, 2022

I went for a bicycle ride with Rossa this evening and, as usual, had my GoPro recording so I could make a YouTube video. I was stoked because there were so many birds singing on the ride, and there was a beautiful deer in the middle of the road as I a rode by. It was so cool!

But unfortunately, my GoPro had shut off long before and there was no footage. My first thought that it overheated, but it’s never done that after only 10 minutes of recording, and plus the settings I was using weren’t anything more demanding on the processor than normal. Also, in the times when it overheats, it will beep as a warning before shutting down. This time, I didn’t hear any beeps. I can only guess that the GoPro just glitched and shut off.

Anyways, extreme disappointment! But it was still nice to get out and ride. Two wheeled travel is the best. 😀

Long Ride with Rossa

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/5.6, 1/850 sec, ISO320
“Rossa on the Path” Cedar Park, 2022

Today I went on a long (for me) ride with Rossa, my Bianchi Alante bike. It was really windy, but still a lot of fun. Actually, the wind was good because I saw some people flying kites at the park which is always neat to see. Kites are so cool.

If you’d like to ride along with us, I made a video (as I do with most of my bicycle rides). Please take a look if you have time!

Sunset Ride with Rossa

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/160 sec, ISO32
“Sunset with Rossa” Cedar Park, 2022

It’s been a while since I have biked to my regular sunset spot. This evening, I went for a ride with Rossa around the neighborhood and by chance, the sun was setting just as I was passing the sunset spot.

I wasn’t planning on taking photos, so I left my Fujifilm X-E4 at home and only had my iPhone 12 Mini with me. I think the photo turned out pretty good! I took many photos using both the iPhone’s camera software and the RAW camera app, but the iPhone’s built-in processing handled the sunset scene better than my Lightroom skills did with the RAW file. I’m happy with it!

Anyways, it was fun to get out on the Bianchi bicycle again and just cruise around the neighborhood and seeing the sights and saying hello to neighbors.

Afternoon Ride with Rossa

“Riding” Cedar Park, 2022

It was a beautiful afternoon so I grabbed my GoPro and our new DJI OM 5 gimbal, and went for a ride! I wanted to test out the gimbal and see if it will fit into my bicycling videos at all.

I used it to do some selfies and also a “ride-by” shot. I also tried some various shots of the bicycle, but it didn’t work out. I think hand-held GoPro is better for those shots. But I think the ride-by was nice! And I got a decent photo of myself too. 😀

Please take a look if you have time: