GS Weekend Part 2

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Here is the second installment of the images from my BMW adventure to Lake Placid and back from New York City. To give a little bit more context about the ride, Saturday we started off taking the Sawmill Parkway to it’s northern extreme before passing through Vermont, then jogging west parallel to the Canadian border until we arrived in Lake Placid NY. The weather for most of the day on Saturday was basically perfect until we started into the last 30 miles, climbing the canyon to Lake Placid. As we gained elevation, I could see where the cloud line was on the mountain. We ended the day riding in cold, wet and dark mountainous conditions.

When we woke up the next day, the clouds still hadn’t dispersed and there was still light precipitation. But as we wound our way through the Adironacks, the clouds gave way to more beautiful weather for the balance of the ride back to NYC. One of the highlights of the ride home was a series of twisties along the Delaware River. We ended up going back and forth through that section 5 or 6 times.

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GS Weekend Part 1

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Weekend before last, some friends of mine arranged to borrow some bikes from BMW and take a ride upstate. I was lucky enough to be included in the activities. We were all riding various iterations of the GS model. I had a 2014 R1200GS. This is probably the biggest motorcycle that I have ever ridden. For its size and weight, the bike is surprisingly fast and nimble. We left the island of Manhattan around noon on Saturday and rode just under 400 miles to Lake Placid. We left Lake Placid early Sunday AM and returned to NYC by a different and slightly longer route. We came back covered in insect carnage and bearing CF cards full of images from the adventure. I took a Canon 5d Mk III with a 50MM f 1/1.2L and the Fujifilm X100 S. Since I snapped so many photos over the two day ride, I’m going to break them up into a few different posts in chronological order.

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Museum of Natural History

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Reconnected with some old friends over the weekend, and was able to meet two of their kids for the first time. It all happened at the Museum of Natural History. Here are some snaps from along the way.

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The Wild West

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I took a trip to Utah with some of my NY friends to take advantage of the waning snow pack on the Wasatch range. After a couple of days of riding, we headed into the desert for target shooting. This photo was actually snapped by my old man, who is an incredible marksman. This was my friend Jeff’s first time shooting a high-powered rifle. He was a regular deadeye by the time we finished up. I was acting as spotter when this was snapped. I’m not sure why I like this image so much. But I really do. It was a great way to cap off the weekend.

first snowfall

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Over the weekend New York City had its first snow storm that actually left behind any accumulation. I’m not sure what it is about this event that makes it so great. The fact that it happened on a weekend made it extra nice. It is kind of like a magical slap in the face driving home the fact that winter is here.

It literally snowed all day on Saturday. I took the opportunity for a quick walk in the park first thing in the morning. Most of the photos that I took were mental images. But these are a couple of images that I took with a camera. Also saw this today and found it amusing.

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uso update

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This comp is so good. I actually shot mostly skateboarding yesterday. But I threw in a snap above from the women’s quarter-finals. I’m seriously vibing southern California this time around. Headed out to shoot the men’s final, right now.

happy friday (huntington beach edtn.)

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Dudes, currently banging this out from Huntington Beach. Arrived late last night. So stoked to shoot some surfing this weekend. Actually about to make my way over to the beach in a few to get the lay of the land. Honestly though, I could be content just chilling on the lenai all weekend, given the view, haha. Have a great weekend!

weekend recap

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I had a pretty low key weekend with plenty of family and friend time. Saturday, I blew off running altogether (which tends to be very easy to do during rain storms). But I did bang out thirteen miles on Sunday night. It was a beautiful night, temp-wise. Also, it reminded me how enjoyable it can be to run after the sun goes down.

Next weekend I will be in Huntington Beach. I have a 14mi. run scheduled on Sunday. For some reason it is always a challenge for me to put in long miles when I’m traveling. I’m not saying it won’t happen. I’m just saying it might be tricky. Have a great week!

[photo: Trix doing her thing in SoHo]

happy friday

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I can’t believe that this is the last weekend in July. This summer has gone by waaaaaayyyyy too quickly. I had a relatively productive week. I only missed one run (because of rain), and I think that I may be able to make it up tonight. Unlikely though, being that it is Friday. Hahaha. I included a couple of Photos from Wednesday eve. Seize sur Vignt had a party to preview their lineup for next spring/summer. My favorite image of the evening is actually the one above. I loved this nameless party guest’s hair. It is like, the picture perfect quintessential bob. She has awesome color, too. Anyway, a couple of images of the actually SSV clothing below. More over here.

One of my close friends moved back to NYC from Florence, this week. Getting stoked to hangout together this weekend. Other than that, hoping to keep it mellow and knock out some running. Have a great weekend!

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happy friday

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Not really a happy Friday at all, actually. It is dreary out. The weather, coupled with the news of the tragedy in Aurora CO last night has cast quite a gloomy shroud over this Friday. It’s days like this where you just kinda have to be grateful for those who are close to you. I thought it was appropriate to post  an image of my favorite Steve Powers (ESPO) prints, above. The sentiment there just kinda sums things up sometimes.

weekend recap

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The past weekend ended up being a bust for the most part. I started feeling a cold coming on Friday night. By Saturday morning I could barely breathe. The only productive thing that I did all weekend was snapping some test shots (above) with my friend Bridget who was in town from California. I slept basically all day on Sunday and did zero running. I am feeling a bit better this morning. I ended up riding my bike to work. But I don’t want to press my luck. So I’m going to hold off with the running until at least Wed. One more shot from the weeekend–

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happy friday

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Oh, man. It has been a rough week. I’m still getting over the lag from last week. It doesn’t help that I have had something scheduled every night this week. Last night I shot a party at the Burton store in SoHo. It is closing for renovation, so they were trying to dump inventory. It was a good time, except for the fact that I am also starting to come down with a cold or something. So, I was sneezing my face off. I’m hoping that it is short-lived and that I can feel snappy again tomorrow morning, especially since I have a race in CP. A couple more images from last night–

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Have a great weekend!

weekend recap

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I’m a bit lagged and still winding down from the trip to AK. There was so much to look at up there. I’m not sure if I will ever make it through everything that I shot. These images are from a sort-of buoy boneyard. I loved the way that they were just stacked on the side of the road.

Anyway, I flew all day Saturday and lost 4 hours. Sunday, I was able to unpack and squeeze in a bike ride (in which my friend wrecked very hard and messed up his bike). It is definitely going to take me a little bit of time to settle back into reality.

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Have a great week!

happy friday!

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So bummed that today is my last full day in AK. It has been so much fun. Not really sure what is on the docket for today. But, Thursday was so nice and sunny. The image above is what I woke up to. We went to the boat basin in the morning and checked out some pretty cool hardwood fishing boats. It blew my mind that they still make boats out of wood like that.

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In the afternoon we went to a local beach and caught some rays. My shoulder is actually still sore from skipping so many rocks with my nieces.

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Have a great weekend!

it rains a lot here

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I successfully survived my first full day in AK. It was pouring rain on and off, Sunday. That didn’t stop us from getting out on a hike to Ward Lake, among other activities. Today, we are off to Misty Fjords, in a float plane, which by the way are ubiquitous here. I snapped the one below from my sister’s living room. I’m getting pretty excited about it.

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Here are a couple more snaps from the hike.

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