I decided to take a photo of my view on the back of the BMW: Mike's helmet. Of course I can look to either side, and sometimes I even twist around so I can look behind us. But when I sit still and stare straight ahead, this is what I see. So I leave it up to Mike to pay attention to what is in front of us, and I spend my time looking off to the sides.
Because we've been on these roads hundreds of times, I can plan some of my photos ahead of time, sometimes even asking Mike to slow down so I can capture a special shot.
Bromley ski area
view toward Stratton Mountain
When we're on familiar roads where I've taken lots of photos, I look for something unique and perhaps unexpected. The sun on our ride home was at the perfect angle for this shot.
Long rides are a wonderful opportunity to explore new areas, be surprised by a waterfall or stunning view as we turn a corner, or to take an unfamiliar road and find out where it leads. Short rides take less planning, and sometimes even no planning at all; we just jump on the bike and enjoy the day.
As we rode northeast today, Mike made the BMW 'dance', carving S-turns as we rode through the sunlight and shadows, views of our mountain home on both sides. Why ride in a car when we can dance on the bike?