Saturday, May 10, 2008

12 hours in photos

Date: May 9
Mileage: 10.1
May mileage: 330.6
Temperature: 52

Jerome recently asked me to contribute to his "12 Hours in Photos" blog, in which people document a 12-hour stretch of a day, using one photo to represent each hour. I've copied this format before to blog about bike rides, but this time around I decided to do the whole 12 hours, breakfast, lunch and all. Today was a good day for a 12-hour photo blog. Packed full and didn't end at 12 hours, but 12 hours is what I shot. So here is my contribution, "12 Hours of Friday, May 9."

7 a.m.: Breakfast on the porch. Still waiting for softball season to start to provide better morning entertainment.

8 a.m.: Heading out on my friend Brian's boat with a Spring King Salmon Derby ticket in my pocket.

9 a.m.: Lots of people on the rocks, hoping to hit the jackpot.

10 a.m.: What a great way to fish - a buoyant bicycle (tandem no less!)

11 a.m.: Brian gets a few hard hits but no bites. It's a slow day for salmon fishing.

12 p.m.: Driving back, denied. I have to let go of my dream of fresh grilled King for lunch, not to mention the $50,000 big'un. "Well, it was a beautiful day to be on the water," Brian said. Too true.

1 p.m.: Alternative lunch - big tuna salad and all the strawberries I can eat.

2 p.m.: Going for a walk with my friend Geoff K. and his baby girl Paige.

3 p.m. Paige starts to fuss and it's time for Dad to turn around. Time for me to strap on the snowshoes and head high.

4 p.m.: Cresting the Douglas Island ridge. As the snowpack rots it gets tougher to climb up here every time, but it's always worth it.

5 p.m.: Walking/slipping/sinking down the Dan Moller trail.

6 p.m. Riding home.


  1. What a great day! I am totally jealous, I have to go to grad school today on my day off.

    But guess what?!?!!!


  2. That looks like a pretty darned awesome day, Jill. The pics were gorgeous, as usual.

  3. Wonderful pictures! And such a fun-filled day in cool temperatures. I love the snow-capped mountains!
    from sunny and already hot Florida

  4. Thanks for checking in. Besides the energy crisis all is going great. Now I don't have to use your pics (always so grateful)...I'll let you know when I am ready to take on a trail-
    Namaste, erin

  5. I'm (♀), I love this blog, It's very interesting

    Anyway, It's nice to see your blog

    God Bless you


  6. Pity you didn't have salmon instead of the tuna for lunch. Great idea about the 12 hour shoot.

  7. Great Pics! It looks like you had a fantastic day. I do have one question for you. Does the queen of Alaskan adventure cycling have her very own personal photographer?

  8. cool pictures, I enjoy just watching a small piece of Alaska :-) Greetings from Barcelona !!!

  9. Nice pics, Jill.
    You live in a beautiful part of the world.
    As for your friends asking you to "grow up", that doesn't mean you stop biking.
    It's part of you. A big part at the moment obviously, but still only part of who you are.
    You set the "balance" as you see fit.
    Keep up the good work, it's very enjoyable to read.

  10. Anon ... OK, so I make liberal use of my camera's self-timer. I had a discussion with my friend the other day about this type of "photojournalism." He assures me that it's only a little egotistical. ;-)

  11. Hey Girl,

    It's nice to see some photos of you and your friends. The bike is cool, but you're more alive!



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