The long way home
It is hard to capture the beauty that I see during the photographer's period of golden light. I took this video and you can not see the vivid green grass and ground cover that was so bright against the barren trees. I may start hauling my big Canon 10D to chronicle the changing seasons as I ride through pecan groves and cotton fields. I do decide to stop on my rides and yank out my phone to take snapshots so I can remember the moment. If you do not stop and smell the chicken coops or watch the black Angus cattle butting heads in the pasture then you miss the whole point of a bike commute. For me it is all about the ride, not about how fast you get there. I always get to where I am going, but I always want my goal to be to get there with a story to tell or a memory about how I got to my destination.