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    Memorable.


    The anniversary of Jeny's birth occurred recently.











    As one might expect, we spent it outside.  After weighing all options over a breakfast vanilla malt, we chose to sample the surface du jour.











    What we were gifted was a bluebird day with warm sun on skin, firm trail under tires, zero traffic out with us.



    We met these conditions with attention turned outward.













    Often, grins could be seen on our faces.  And not just because of the incr-edibles we brought along to sustain.














    Our route stayed above 10,000' all day, never quite making it to 11k.












    Most often, the views that presented themselves were of subtle details close underfoot.  Tracks of ermine, fox, raven, rabbit.  Textured snow from movements of wind and sun.  Play of light and shadow on the margins of woods.

















    Sometimes, the views stretched out to encompass the wider world.  West Elks, Sierra La Sal, Unaweep Canyon, San Juans, Lone Cone, DeBeque Canyon, Uncompahgre Plateau, Grand Valley, Bookcliffs, Roan Plateau.























































    Later, we rode into and through the sunset, energized within by the light without.





























    Much later, we rode into and through darkness.  Not entirely with intent.  Nor was it entirely dark, for the way was shown to us by la luna.

















    Later still, tired, sore, and glowing, we finished our ride.  Went on the hunt for dinner.  Ate, then slept.








    A single day, filled to the brim with a simple objective.  While nothing about it was truly remarkable, every single thing that happened was memorable.


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    Looks like an awesome day spent together! Dig the sunset pic with the spray coming off the tires too!
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    Looks like you and Jeny had an awesome day in a tranquil setting. Beautiful and inspiring pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    Much later, we rode into and through darkness. *Not entirely with intent. *Nor was it entirely dark, for the way was shown to us by*la luna.










    Love ^this part^ particularly. Beautiful post.

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    Simply beautiful. Pure and simple.
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    Mikesee, all of your posts are Memorable! You always take such great pictures and your posts are always a mandatory click when I see them on the Passion forum.
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    Thanks for that and happy birthday Jenny.

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    Very nice, thanks.

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    Nice!
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    Man, you know how to take a picture, one of the best.

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    thank you really enjoyed the narrative and awesome pictures
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    great stuff!!
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    Just beautiful. Thank you!

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    Awesome landscape. I'm curious what is the temperature?

    It's been so cold and frosty here in Ontario that our breath is visible in most pics
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    And the coffee table book is coming out when?

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