Today’s post is going to talk about riding my bike.
Wait, what? I thought this book was about black and white photos of a river valley?
What’s going on?
Well as you may have noticed in the Kickstarter video I made and in previous blog posts, I put down that part of this funding is for gas. Well, when I made my spreadsheet to factor in how much this thing would cost, I forgot to factor in the cost of shipping and the fees that Kickstarter will charge me. So I am going to cannibalize the funds set aside for gas to pay those additional costs.
That’s where the bike comes in. The Schuylkill River Trail runs almost the entire length of the section of river I plan to photograph. I will use the trail and my bike to capture a lot of my project.
I am used to long distance biking on rail trails. I have ridden most of the Great Allegheny Passage and more than half of the C&O Canal in the Potomac Valley. I easily can ride 30-40 miles in a day, so the distances of completed trail broken up by frequent photo stops should not be a problem for me.
My bike is equipped with racks and bags (from all those week long bike rides I have done) that will make carrying cameras, camera bags (loaded with lenses filters and lots of hand loaded film cartridges) and even my tripod a breeze.
For sections where the trail does not yet exist and some of the more larger towns, I will drive and cover the gas out of my own pocket.
So in August look for the guy with a camera bag strapped to the back of his bike riding the Schuylkill River Trail. That will likely be me.
I want to thank all of you that have made a pledge so far and encourage the rest of you to visit www.blueberryarts.com/project today and consider making a pledge. Thanks again,