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Coolpix A on a bike ride

Discussion in 'Nikon Coolpix A Forum' started by Ray Sachs, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I used to be a really hard core cyclist, but health problems mostly forced me off the bike from about Autumn 2012 until this past Spring. I hadn't ridden with a camera since I started riding again, but this morning I decided to grab my Coolpix A before I went out on a pretty typical 30 mile ride. 30 miles used to be an easy after-work ride for me - at this point it's about my limit, but I'm getting stronger again slowly but surely. I live in a small Colonial era town, but am lucky enough to have plenty of beautiful rural area within pretty easy riding distance from home. A nice mix of horse farms and crop farms...

    Anyway, I don't think I'd ever ridden with a nicer camera than an S90 or LX5, maybe once or twice with the original RX100, but I'm not sure. But never with anything nearly as good as the Coolpix A - it didn't exist when I had to stop riding in 2012. It's obviously one focal length, but an easy one for me to adapt to. And it was really fun having such a nice little camera to record my ride today. Here are several shots, in order, so you can come along on portions of the ride with me.

    19760685689_f6d5b64104_h. Bike Ride-Edit by Ray, on Flickr

    19947388955_7e6f773e89_h. Bike Ride-7-Edit by Ray, on Flickr

    19939722812_01e876ac42_h. Bike Ride-16-Edit by Ray, on Flickr

    19324705114_4e92a911d3_h. Bike Ride-24-Edit by Ray, on Flickr

    19760682179_d045b825f4_h. Bike Ride-27-Edit by Ray, on Flickr

    19760689679_c0864daeab_h. Bike Ride-36-Edit by Ray, on Flickr

    19759353610_279dd6a9cb_h. Bike Ride-41-Edit by Ray, on Flickr

    -Ray
     
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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    thanks for the fresh air, Ray! I enjoyed the ride. And to my complete shock, I'm not winded at all and my legs aren't sore ;)
     
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  3. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    These are great, lovely punchy colours. I'm a little bit (hugely in fact) envious of the beautiful summer scenes you've captured as we're still waiting for a Scottish summer here. Looking at these may be the closest I get to summer!

    But where are the pictures of the bike?!
     
  4. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 SC Top Veteran

    538
    Feb 6, 2015
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
    (a) those are very nice and thanls for sharing them.
    (b) those are some rich colors!!
     
  5. Livnius

    Livnius SC Veteran

    475
    Jun 3, 2012
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    Nice...and a very pretty place to go for a casual bike ride.

    As it turns out, it seems taking a camera along with you on a bike ride may be an excellent and fun way to implement the widely popular and effective 'interval' type training.
     
  6. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    For most of them, I just pulled over and was still straddling the bike. But I did find one shot with the bike leaning against a signpost:

    19332111874_5d91fb9640_b. Bike Ride-13-Edit by Ray, on Flickr

    -Ray
     
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  7. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    It was a beautiful blue-sky day. I didn't do anything to the colors other than to change the color profile to "Camera Landscape" from Adobe Standard. So most of the rich colors were just there...

    -Ray
     
  8. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    For
    For interval training, you're supposed to go hard and then rest, go hard then rest, etc, etc, to specific time periods. I had the "rest" part down, but the only time I go hard these days is when a hill forces me to, and I'm avoiding the really brutal climbs. So, no intervals for me. I'm not training for anything anyway - just enjoying the ride!

    -Ray
     
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  9. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran

    758
    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    Great set of photos, Ray! I sure do miss the farmlands of southeastern Pennsylvania...

    Coolpix A is discontinued? Was it replaced in the Nikon line?
     
  10. Susan Sande

    Susan Sande SC Veteran

    295
    Aug 3, 2011
    Upper left USA
    Ahhhhh, what a sight for bored eyes!!! We have about 3 days of green between winter/spring brown and summer/fall brown around here. To see that much green is such a treat!!! I'd be on my Vespa 24/7 if I lived there.
     
  11. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012

    Is that a steel-framed bike that I see?
     
  12. Lovely ride
     
  13. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Not yet - there are still occasional rumors, but nothing terribly specific... I like it so much I bought a cheap one as a spare to go along with my full price one from 2013...

    -Ray
     
  14. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Nope, painted ti. I have two ti road bikes and three steel bikes - a townie, a fixed gear which is a trainer bike these days (a sweet old RB1), and a folder... That's down from a high of about 9, if you count frames in various stages of built up / torn down...

    -Ray
     
  15. bluzcity

    bluzcity SC Veteran

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    Jul 30, 2013
    Memphis, TN
    Brent
    Very nice Ray. I like the pastoral feel to the landscape. I ride and unfortunately we have been in the heat index range of 100+ for about 3 weeks so I haven't enjoyed it quite as much. I'm glad you are back in the saddle.
     
  16. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Looks a lot like western Virginia, except the buildings here use different materials. Many of my favorite rides are on old farm roads. You just don't take them driving the car to get somewhere.
     
  17. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    Nice. Back in the day my friends used to call me Pineapple Bob from the old Bridgestone ads. I still ride steel. It still is real. Although Ti is quite nice...
     
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  18. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Pineapple Bob was legendary - Grant had a way of doing that with employees. I think Bob even worked for him at Riv for a while... My town bike is a Riv Bleriot built up with a Brooks and town bars and 650B tires...
     
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  19. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    What a lovely environment! Beautiful shots, thanks for the ride :)
     
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  20. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Jason
    I do like that third one. Nice set Ray.
     
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