The Friday Cyclotouriste

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Random Images……Paved Desert Landscape w/ Catalina Mtn’s

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I didn’t get much bicycle riding in during 2011 due to distractions (like my job and other photography projects) and the natural fall-off that came along with moving to an auto-centric city with a hot desert climate. I’m not sure what 2012 will produce. A multi-day bicycle tour would sure be fun. Europe would be great.

One thing that is clear: since I began this blog in early 2009, the so-called bicycling movement has gone from a niche activity to a fully mainstream cultural phenomenon. Core77 has an interesting year-end review titled How the Cycling Movement Gained Momentum in 2011.

Anyhow, today’s landscape image was made while riding through the parking lot of the El Con Mall (home to Target, Home Depot, and a 20-screen cineplex). I didn’t have a reason to post this during 2011, but I enjoy the photo so I’m making it my 2012 New Year’s Day image.

I hope everyone has a year full of joyful bicycle riding with family, friends, and loved ones.

Happy New Year!


Written by fridaycyclotouriste

January 1st, 2012 at 12:50 am

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  1. beautiful!


    2 Jan 12 at 4:54 pm

  2. thanks laura! the catalina mountains and the big sky (and the square miles of concrete) are the defining features of tucson, in my opinion. this image seemed to capture all three. happy new year!

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