Monday, July 16, 2012

Rainy Sunset

After a long day of "following the process" and moving data from one form to another (exciting stuff eh?), I was more than ready for a ride after dinner.

So what if it was raining, it was a light rain after all.  I put on my waterproof liner under my riding jacket and headed out on Brigitta, my '87 R80 Airhead Beemer.  She started right up with a little help from the choke I'll admit but then ran smoothly throughout the ride.

The rain was really light, the wind was a bit strong at times but nothing that was "terribly exciting", the skies were overcast and gray and yet, it was better than sitting at a desk staring at a computer monitor!

The coolness of the evening and the gray horizons enclosed me as I rode along, water puddles reminding me that hydroplaning is something to consider more seriously when on two wheels.

To paraphrase a recent posting's content by Behind Bars Brady, I watched in my mirrors the wakes left by my motorcycle's wheels on the wet streets.....and the world was right for that little while.

Darkness fell, it was time to "head for the barn".

I offer you these photos of Brigitta.  The first is barely tweaked using Google's online photo tools that used to belong to picnik.com.  

 That's Mount Evans in the distance, the
nearer formations are the "foothills"

 Above is my "going to town" with the HDR tool

Rainy evening in Denver

10 comments:

jason.ewert said...

I stole your HDR image for my desktop. The BMD looks timeless.

Thanks! (not that I asked first:)

(No Name) said...

Do people really donate to your paypal account via the button? I'm thinking of recommending this to a friend for her blog. She is building a Sportster on a very tight budget.

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Charlie6 (Dom):

I apologize for disappearing again. You will notice I haven't posted on my own blog for a bit. This is because I have been arguing with copyeditors over proposed changes as my latest book slides through production.

Thank you for your support.

I admire your sand for getting out and riding in the rain at dusk. I don't mind riding home in the drizzle, when I get caught in it. But I would never intentionally set out in the murk if I could avoid it.

Still, I really liked the third picture in this set. thought it was poster quality.

Once again, thank you for supporting my latest literary project.

Fondest regards,
Jack/reep
Twisted Roads

PS: I left another comment on the previous blog episode.

Brady Steffl said...

Dom,

Who is this schmuck you're paraphrasing? My man, I think you need some standards. I admire your pioneering spirit and your airhead almost as much as I envy your drizzle. It rained here a couple days ago for about ten minutes. It was pure magic. Otherwise the desert is creeping up on us.

Brady
Behind Bars
www.behindbarsmotorcycle.com

BeemerGirl said...

Nice ride. Good coloring in the HDR's. Just getting out a smelling the fresh rain is nice.

Charlie6 said...

Your welcome, just mention the blog if anyone asks.

Charlie6 said...

Sadly, no donors so far.....times are tough

Charlie6 said...

Sorry for this late reply Jack, looking forward to your book!

Charlie6 said...

Brady, you are too modest....

Charlie6 said...

Thanks Beemergirl, I like how the HDRs turned out.