we had some nice summery weather today in Oakland. Here are some photos from summer bike rides hadn’t made it out until now for whatever reason.Found some pears off of Canyon rd. in Moraga. Note – This is before I dropped my camera:
Panasonic GF1, post fall on what I think was Bear Creek Rd.
You see, I have a jersey with a small side pocket that I had fit the camera into. I left it unzipped so that I could access the camera. My girlfriend warned me that it looked precarious and she was very right. I hit a few potholes on the descent at 30-35mph. My back felt a little lighter and I heard a noise behind me. I stopped the bike and walked back up the road, expecting the worst.
but! Suprisingly everything was okay. The lens had a nick on the edge but the glass was fine. The LCD had a little scratch but not much else. The body was pretty banged up, but, hey, the camera still takes pictures today and I have a funny (stupid?) story to tell. I zipped up the pocket for the rest of the ride.
riding around the reservoir in Orindawe did one high-altitude ride near Arnold, CA up route 4 in Stanislaus national forest. I was wheezing from the lack of oxygen. I do not have mountain lungs. The 24% grade (see the sign!) probably did not help.Pretty, but kind of scary. Looks like you’re riding off the edge of a mountain.
Note: Mosquito Lake has mosquitoes.
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Love the story and the photos! I posted this on my forum – http://e-p1.net/micro-four-thirds-general-discussion/how-tough-are-micro-four-thirds-cameras/
thanks voyager! I’m still surprised that the camera withstood that tumble.