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About a month ago, I wrote the following sentence in my Catching Up – Where Have I been post – “I just think it is time to start getting back to the things that are important to me”.  The list of things that of what is important to me is fairly short in all honesty. Of course my faith & family come first as well as being a good provider, a good person, and a good employee. Over the past year one of the things that I has taken a back seat is me. I need to take care of me.  So….This year I am setting out to change that.

While I may not have the big trips, worlds travels and personal endurance feats to keep me challenged, I do have my home land, open space and my imagination to keep me going. To that end, I have taken a few steps back so that I can move forward again. Things that I enjoy and need? My bike. My camera. My friends. My time.

On the topic of my time, I don’t have that much time so my rides need to be early, fairly short (less than a few hours). Recently I have been packing all the things I love in short rides.  Today I’d like to share a few images about one of the recent rides connecting my new Fargo, film, friends, coffee, and riding in the country.  I can’t even begin to tell you how much rides like this help me.

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Lastly, I shot all of these images on film (Portra 400) with a super old Yashica T4 film camera.  I’ll write about that camera at a later date once I get more shooting and more images.  Do a google search though, it’s a killer little weatherproof pocket film camera with a really nice Zeiss 35mm lens.  More to come about that camera in the coming weeks and months.

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