But when I think about paying my dues, what comes to mind are the hours spent on the dreaded stationary bike. When the weather is too nasty for even me, or the trails are softened up into soup - that's when it's time to grit the teeth, climb down the stairs into the basement and work up a sweat on the stationary. I can ride for at least an hour and a half without pushing too hard, but the boredom of it all just kills me. So lately I've been riding in increments of about a half an hour each, at least one a day. While it's still boring as watching paint dry, at least I can turn on the tv and ride through a half hour show and be done.
|Yeah, I know - not a very flattering picture.|
|Western Reserve Greenway|
|Now THAT is a mountain bike trail.|
I managed to get a couple of good pictures this last week. It might just be another of my delusions, but it seems like I'm getting good pictures more often these days. Now if I just had a decent camera...
It seems like my pictures come in two categories - outdoor photos taken while biking, or photos of urban scenes taken on the way to or from work.
And decay - Youngstown certainly has enough of that. There are way too many opportunities to photograph abandoned buildings and urban decay in general.
The weather gurus seem to think winter is going to make a cameo return appearance for a day or two - just in time for Kenny's Cub Scout "Winter Event" on Saturday. Then the temps will rise again and the snow will melt and the mud will return. And I'll climb back down those stairs and put in more time on the stationary bike. Yay.