My Bicycle and I

My Bicycle and I on Galley Hill Bexhill-on-Sea overlooking the rosy sunrise over the old English seaside town of HastingsFor some time now I have wanted to find an image that would illustrate the title of this blog, and encapsulate the sense of partnership between my bicycle and I as we make our dawn rounds of the English countryside – being the inspectors of sunrises as Thoreau once characterised himself in Walden. And this morning when I crested Galley Hill – a lump of sea cliff over which I have ridden literally hundreds of times – I think I found a good candidate. The sun was just rising, sending a rosy pink glow through the clouds and the sea had the luminous metallic-turquoise sheen that  I like so well. Everything was still and calm. I pulled over and set up tripod and camera as quickly as I good – trying to get this precious bit of light while it was there for the taking – and pedalled away on my Pegoretti pleased with the result. I hope you like it too.


  4 comments for “My Bicycle and I

  1. May 20, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Very nice.

    • Roff Smith
      May 20, 2013 at 2:27 pm

      Thank you!

      You do a nice job yourself

  2. May 20, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Very nice, totally captures how the partnership with a bike can show you the world!

    • Roff Smith
      May 20, 2013 at 2:51 pm

      Many thanks. I was really pleased with the result. It looked nice on the screen at the time and it didn’t disappoint on the bigger screen at home. It is just what I wanted to show – that jaunty expectancy of going for a ride and the way the familiar world can be transformed.

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