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Aug 14, 2010

Cycling days

This week's shadow shot catches us on bikes.  In the evenings, we take a long ride out on a bike path that starts from a huge park and leads out into the valley.

bikes


Thanks to The San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust, the bikes-only path has been saved and expanded to include a horse trail.
San Joaquin Valley

Looking to the west has spectacular views of farmland, waterways and wildlife.   Looking North, on a clear day, you can see the foothills and snowcapped mountains.  It's how I remember the the valley when I'd ride out for hours as a university student, and I'm glad to see some of it's been saved despite the city's expansion.

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20 comments:

Cassie said...

Excellent ShadowShots. The scenery with it's virbant colors is quite spectacular.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific shadow shot! And what a great place to ride! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

frayedattheedge said...

Even I would get on a bike to enjoy that scenery!!

Ralph said...

The river is an oasis in an arid place. The brown rock in the background is supplanted by the lush riverbank. The shadow of the riders showcases a fine day to ride and view the beautiful countryside...

Tom Hilton said...

Cool shadows, lovely landscape. As much of California has been lost to strip malls etc., it's heartening to see efforts like this one helping to save what's left of the natural landscape.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Hello girl,

Am back from a long break! Missing to chat & see your arts.

Hope your in the best of everything and enjoying your summer time.

x0x0

Poetic Artist said...

Always love the shadow shots..The ride looks wonderful and the beauty that surrounds it.
Take care.
Katelen

Catherine said...

cool shot and a great scenic ride too...

Jonny Hamachi said...

Very Nice

wanderlust said...

Wonderful place for a ride.

readingsully2 said...

Great shots.

Hey Harriet said...

Expanded to include a horse trail? Now that sounds fun! You sure get to enjoy some lovely views on your bike ride! I travel via bike a lot these days and love it! Your cycling shadows are sweet :)

Marlene said...

Wonderful Shadow Shot - I love the landscape it is gorgeous there.

zendotstudio said...

I love your shadowy selves captured on bikes against that lovely golden grass. And the river valley shot is spectacular. Ah for California, although we are having a very California summer here in BC

Jeanette said...

Nice shadow shot. And, if the other picture is the view along your bike ride, then you have one beautiful bike path. Thanks for sharing!!

Barbara and Nancy said...

Very nice shadows. We have a similar place here in Fallbrook. Thank heaven some of this is being saved, thanks to so many volunteers.
Juana, come on over and claim your prize from a couple of weeks ago. Click on either of our etsy sites and choose something in the $10 price range. (I know - big deal!) You were the second prize winner.

Barbara and Nancy said...

P.S. If you see anything you like on either of the etsy sites- tell me and I'll order it for you. I know you might not like any of the vintage things but if you do it's yours. A thank you for guessing what the shadow was and commenting.

anka said...

Great shadows. And I bet you had a great time!

PrairieGarden-Liane said...

wow, that photo is like a postcard. Beautiful! ...I need to take my bike out for a ride..

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Great SSs. Beautiful scenery!

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