We arrived in Duluth, MN around noon at the meeting place, the Tot Lot on Canal Park road. Eki was there already as was Ben. After some brief intros Farrow showed as well. I was excited to ride the beach but given the 12+ inches of fresh snow on the ground, we didn’t really know what we were in for. We decided we’d give it … Continue reading Up North – Ride #1
Recently, I had some friends come from Japan for work. They were here for Frostbike. I wrote about it on the Salsa blog last week. It was a great time. One thing I realized when identifying and pulling content to my new website is that I often don’t write or feature any content from work. This is both good and bad. Honestly, my work trips should be over there on the Sasla blog and my ImagineGnat blog should be about my own stuff right? Well, that’s what I think anyway.
So…With that in mind, I am starting to pull some experiences together and write, or rewrite, about them here. I’m starting off with my trip north with friends since it is timely and I can’t stop thinking about fatbikes. In all honesty if I had to pick just one bike right now, I think I’d pick my Mukluk. I can do anything and go anywhere with it. I love it. My twist today that makes this post different than the post on the Salsa blog is the processing of the images. The images today show the experiences of getting out and exploring the world around you. I also think of the old days when folks like Louis and Clark explored the northern territories. I developed a custom, harsh, and grainy black and white preset in Adobe Lightroom 3.6 and tweaked each image ever so slightly to get some consistency. Hope you like them.