I am taking a break here @ ImagineGnat. I am headed out to test my mind, my body and my equipment. Time to learn something new about myself, my world and my gear. See you all on the 29th or 30th back here.
After a record month here on the Imaginegnat blog, it’s time for a break. This one is a big one too. I’m out and about for the next 3 weeks. I’m taking some personal time for me as well as a bike trip with my Salsa Fargo to a far away land. I’ll officially be back here blogging around the 21st or 22nd of May. I’ll likely have a few random posts between now and then from who knows where?
In blog terms, this break comes at an inopportune time. It’s not recommended to take a break when things are going so well. However, this blog doesn’t pay the bills and I’ll be honest, I need to be out there to find inspiration for in, or on, here. This is a needed break and my longest since I started blogging several years ago. I wouldn’t be doing it if I didn’t feel it was needed. I expect to come back with loads of inspiration, stories as well as some fun imagery. I sure hope you keep coming back and stick with me through this break.
Have a great week folks. Stay tuned and expect a surprise post or two.
It’s beautiful out there. Life is everywhere. Grass is green. The sky is blue. The blossoms are in full bloom. Stunning. The other day while out on a nice long Fargo ride, I stopped to take a few pics.
Yeah, it was a good day. I think I’m going to go by here today to see if I can get the full bloom on film and without distraction behind the bike.
Have a great weekend. I’m in Iowa in spirit supporting my friends that are at Trans Iowa. GT, if you see this you are in my thoughts and prayers. Thanks for putting on such an event. Wally, wish I could be there shooting pics with you. Riders, too many of you to list, but gosh darn it giver heck. Can’t wait to hear your stories.
This past weekend marked the start of the gravel racing season here in MN. While my friends were out crushing gravel at Ragnarok, I was out and about testing new equipment for my upcoming trip to Japan. I am narrowing in on my final kit for both bike and camera. I’ll then move onto camping gear, clothing and fitting it all to my bike. Yesterday, I loaded up my camera kit into my back pack that I intend to wear. I know back packs stink for multi day tours, but I need to carry camera gear and I more comfortable with it on my back as opposed to bouncing around fixed to my bicycle. I wanted to get a feel for the weight and see if I could handle the weight of my kit on a moderately long day. I think it all worked out pretty well. I may get to my on tour camera set up later this week. We’ll see. I’m still tweaking my bike too. Once complete, I will share full details of that as well. I want to show it fully kitted out so it may be a while.
In other news, it was a weekend filled with art and creativity. Not only have I found inspiration for a long term photo project that I hope to exhibit one day, but my wife and I also went down to the Artcrank opening party on Saturday night. What an awesome time filled with good people and sweet artwork.
Well…It’s off to work for another busy week. I hope the weather works out this week as I have a scheduled day off on Friday and my intent is to go ride mountain bikes up at Cuyuna. I sure could use some of the red dirt of Cuyuna so please send the good weather my way.