Musical Mystery Ride

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by KillRamsey, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    So these good friends of ours organize a large group ride several times a year called the Musical Mystery Bike Ride. A core team of 4-5 people figure out some awesome route near / in the city, full of little-known nooks and crannies where most people never go. And then they arrange for bands to be at the stops when we arrive. And as a participant, you know nothing except the starting point and time. We finally made it out on a ride, with kid and pug in tow.

    I shot 90% of it with the 27 pancake / circ polarizer, and then at some stops I pulled out the 56. Didn't even bring anything else with me. And oh, did it reaffirm my love for the 27 pancake... it's JUST wide enough to get away with group ride shots, it can pull off a little bokeh here and there, and it's just so damned tiny. If you're going to shoot something active, and you haven't got the 27, I strongly urge you to consider finding one used. It's liberatingly small and simple.

    First stop, 27mm, dictated f2.8
    20419026643_2434dd2c53_c.jpg KBRX2123 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    56. Group organizers plotting specifics for next stop.
    20853277919_a0f66555fc_c.jpg KBRX2161 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    21013843266_1ccdf5a15a_c.jpg KBRX2182 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    Wife and pug, shot over my shoulder while biking my daughter and I.
    21047693441_c6033d646d_c.jpg KBRX2248 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    Ditto, over my shoulder while biking.
    20851963880_1a8eec871e_c.jpg KBRX2260 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    20852162200_45f2f0a3f8_c.jpg KBRX2354 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    Paola. 27.
    20852161860_216c32fdf5_c.jpg KBRX2365 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    One of the ride marshalls at the beach stop. 27.
    20417744434_ebe415bbde_c.jpg KBRX2394 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    The youngest two riders (both rode attached trail-a-bikes)... My daughter made a new friend. 56.
    [​IMG]KBRX2413 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    He got a shower whether he wanted it or not -- it was HOT. 56.
    21040383305_fbbbc67de8_c.jpg KBRX2427 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    My rig all day. Found a nice new spot for the Domke! Was comfortable for the whole 30+ miles. 56.
    21040382635_4f28f585c4_c.jpg KBRX2436 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    My friend Galen, the organizer and kingpin. 27.
    20853569499_95058a0a92_c.jpg KBRX2456 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    Good light. 27.
    20852263370_869cc8e49c_c.jpg KBRX2467 by gordopuggy, on Flickr
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2015
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  2. bluzcity

    bluzcity Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jul 24, 2013
    Memphis, TN
    What a fun event! Good collection of shots and love the pug shot!
  3. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus Subscribing Member

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
    The fun oozes out of the images. Well done!
  4. Fun times, great photos.
  5. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Hall of Famer

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Looks like a blast. I love the pug shot, but I can't read that expression. Relief or chagrin?? It would be a great one for the Dog thread..
  6. donlaw

    donlaw All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Pug - classic! Fun trip and nice images.
  7. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I think the "expression" is just stoicism.
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  8. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    He was utterly disgusted by having been dunked in a shower (to cool him off), and pretty wiped out from "riding" all day. Nobody was providing him with dinner, despite the fact that it was 6pm, and he had no quiet place to curl up and nap. All in all, there was much for him to harumph about. And harumph he did.
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