Long Ride for June

, , , | UltraRob | Monday, June 25th, 2007 at 5:59 pm

Bomber at the Air Force Academy

Ride ProfileUnfortunately this month I’ve continued to make my ride for the UMCA Year-Rounder Challenge half my time on the bike for the month. I was partly to blame this month for spending too much time thinking about the Race Across America. Saturday I got out for 95 miles with 3540 feet of climbing.

On Friday I got my new Olympus Stylus 750 camera. I’ve been using a Stylus 410 but sometimes I want more zoom. We only have one digital camera so sometimes Julie ends up using an older film camera so it seemed like a good idea to get another digital camera. Some other endurance riders have gone with the Stylus 725 SW camera which is pretty much bomb proof but it only has a 3x optical zoom. The Stylus 750 has a 5x optical zoom. I’ve never had a problem throwing the Stylus 410 in my jersey pocket without anything to protect it so I don’t think I need the 725 SW. With both cameras you can get more zoom using digital zoom. The Stylus 780 is out but I couldn’t find any reason to spend $305 on it versus $170 for the 750.

Since I wanted to try out the new camera I took it along on a ride that I wouldn’t normally bother to carry a camera. I rode in areas where I ride fairly often and although it’s pretty, the views aren’t as spectacular as in the mountains. Here are some of the unedited pictures I took.

Bomber at the Air Force Academy

Air Force Academy from Gleneagle

Greenland Open Space where the 24 Hours of EROCK is Held

Pikes Peak from Hwy 83 just South of County Line Road

Old Barn on Hodgen Road

Rollers on Hodgen Road

Looking Out onto the Praries from Eastonville Road

Pronghorn Along US 24

Pronghorn Along US 24

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