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    On the cusp.


    Cessation of wind +





    (rapidly) increasing temps +





    glowing globemallow +





    (rapidly!) dwindling numbers of tourists = 





    Summer.








    There is a certain finality to that statement if you count yourself among us desert dwellers.








    The translucent glow of yellow, purple, orange, or pink flowers is a welcome sign, a cause even for celebration (water! and sun!) but also a harbinger of...





    ...what?  





    Heat, in a word.  





    Our next three months are consistently hot by almost any standard.  Surviving, even thriving is easy in this modern world, but we do so always with an eye toward fall.  The shoulder seasons are what make summer tolerable here.





    Please enjoy a few hundred thousand pixels illustrating how, and even a bit of why, we've enjoyed the last moments of spring.
















































































































































































































































































    Oi.


























    Hope that you have, in your own way and place, been doing a lot of the same.

















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    Wow, mikesee, never disappoints! Thanks for sharing

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    Sigh.....Yes, and yes.

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    Great pics!

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    Where is the riding location in those photos? Intriguing and beautiful! Looks like some granite-like stuff in there.
    Great post, as ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by June Bug View Post
    Where is the riding location in those photos? Intriguing and beautiful! Looks like some granite-like stuff in there.
    Great post, as ever.
    All ride shots are from Hartman's Rocks near Gunnison, CO. Lots of decomposed and decomposing granite for sure.

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    No exif info. Would you mind sharing? Aperture, speed, iso, ect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnauzers View Post
    No exif info. Would you mind sharing? Aperture, speed, iso, ect.
    Click the pic, then when the new page opens, look on the right side for 'full details page' and click that.

    It is a Sigma macro lens.

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    Nice work. Makes you want to make sure you grab all summer has to offer further north.
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    The only thing you have to figure out is don't fall down. To keep riding the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    Click the pic, then when the new page opens, look on the right side for 'full details page' and click that.

    It is a Sigma macro lens.
    Duh! That's what I get for saving the JPG and trying to snoop.

    Thanks! I like that lens!

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    Excellent as always.

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    Those snowcaps in the background, wow. Awesome pictures!

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    awesomeness
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    Colours are so crisp and composition is balanced. Looks like an amazing place to ride
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    Very nice indeed.
    It's such a fine line between idiocy and genius.

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    Thanks for the view. Amazing. Cheers to you.

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    Wow!!

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