Tiger Lilly in the Wind

Tiger Lilly In The Wind from Bruce Kraus on Vimeo.

A slow motion rendition of a Tiger Lilly in the Wind.

Video shot with a Panasonic Lumix G6 with a 14-42 lens; Edited and colour corrected in DaVinci Resolve on a MacBook Air.

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Santa enchilada … su afuera caliente!

Journal Entry 07202017

It was a hot one out there today! 32C with a blistering wind. I was content to ride an easy pace as my heart was pumping furiously just to keep cool. Three litres of fluid and I was still parched – need to nail this down right as dehydration really sucks. There is no shade on the bald prairies and 30 SPF does not cut it. Good prep for the 38C temperatures of southwestern Montana 😉

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The Caterpillar Chase

As a cyclist on the flatlands of the prairies, one’s biggest foe is the invariably strong winds. I look for every opportunity I can to draft, even temporarily behind large construction machinery. Cruising along at 27+ km/hr without much pedalling is a welcome relief. The important thing is to signal one’s intentions with the operator, if possible, and stay within a safe distance of the gargantuan construction equipment.

In this particular situation I had to chase down a rather speedy Caterpillar for a considerable distance before I could enjoy the fruits of my labour 🙂

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Another Ride from Hell?

What started out as another ride from hell due to the perpetually strong and cold Northwest wind, turned into a rather enjoyable ride in the end. After battling the wind, at times feeling like I was moving like molasses on a vacation having a siesta, we finally reached the half-way point of Lumsden, Saskatchewan. After a warm bowl of soup, a friend and I set out to climb the old highway hill and make our way back home. However, this time around, the wind was our friend and pushed us along the smooth pavement of highway 734 like a cat on a hot tin roof. We were cruising without much effort back to our illusory finish line. A warm shower, a mid-afternoon snack, and a little sleep was in order. Another fine day to be alive!

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Let the winds blow and billows roll…

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“Let the winds blow, and billows roll.
Hope is the anchor of the soul.”
(Wesley, John and Charles 1762)

Photographed along the Cabot Trail on the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada.

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