Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Miles to Go - Favourite Cycling Photos of 2013

New Year's Eve, and 3 degrees (F) outside.

On a night like this, it's hard to believe there ever was a summer ... or a cycling season. So here's a little reminder for myself, of months and miles past; of beauties seen and goals achieved; of friendship enjoyed, sunshine and rain, blossom and tree, and the inestimable blessing of health.

I'm grateful for this year, and look forward to what the next may bring.

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March 2013 - first ride of the season!




Tallulah the Turtle, second-best cycling buddy ever (and a gift from Snowcatcher, the BEST cycling buddy ever).


April - old barns...


...and robins by the river.


First leaves of spring.


May - training break by the Wisconsin River.


A favourite oak in greening fields.


Tallulah smells the lilacs.



June - beautiful water.


And the peak of the season: Bike MS. What a treat to ride in Colorado!



Beautiful hitchhiker.


We did it! (With Snowcatcher and the Lizard.)


July - abounding in wildflowers. Birdsfoot trefoil:


Thistles:


August - More wildflowers. Knapweed (with turtle):


Hot days and sun on the water.



September - ditches blue with asters.


Reflections of the road.


A single perfect acorn.


Cathedral of pines.


October - glory of maples.


And more acorns.



November - last ride of the season.



See you next year! :)

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What are your favourite memories of 2013?

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11 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos! Your cycling looks like a lot of fun...and with those views, I'd go out even in the cold ;-) Have a wonderful new year!!!

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  2. Oh I so loved re-living your adventures in your lovely photos. :)

    Happy New Year!

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  3. Happy New Year and Best Wishes!

    Beautiful photos, thank you!

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  4. It does seem hard to believe that there was a summer. But I remember all your training and your successful rides.
    Happy New Year. Here's hoping for an early biking season.

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  5. It so very grey here today. Your pictures brought a bit of sunshine to my world.

    Happy New Year ...I look forward to seeing many more rides soon.

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  6. Happy New Year to you Due and of course darling Tallulah, Spring and Summer will come again, you have had a beautiful year.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  7. What a beautiful year in review! Just when I thought the pictures couldn't get any better, I'd scroll to the next one, and oh, my goodness!

    What a great photographic (and mileage) year you've had! Here's to another in 2014!

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  8. Happy New Year, Sue! Wishing you lots of wonderful bicycle outings in 2014! I like the picture of your bike on that last but one image! What a lot of lovely souvenirs you made!

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  9. My favorite memories of 2013: Driving with my oldest sister from Portland, OR to Burbank, CA then back to Portland and on to West Point, NE and back to Portland; sitting by the creek behind our ponds listening to the burbling brook and the birds; crocheting and knitting and writing and photographing; and viewing blogs with yours being an especially treasured destination. Thanks so much for sharing your artistry, Sue. I often am stunned by the beauty you share. xx
    PS I listened to the 9 Lessons and Carols on my laptop while reading the program on my iPad and really enjoyed the experience! [I also was impressed and giggled as I read the instructions for when to cough and how and when to turn pages...I was rather horrified when I noted how often I cleared my throat :)]

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  10. Happy New Year, Mrs. M! I love seeing your pictures of Tallulah, she seems to be the ideal cycling companion. (Other than Snowcatcher of course.) :)

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