#30DaysOfBiking 2012: Wet Road

Today is day #4 of the 2012 30 Days Of Biking challenge:

It was a cool and mostly cloudy day, but I got out for a short ride at lunch, perfect timing to catch a bit of rain in the last two miles.

I generally try to avoid riding in the rain, but once I’m in it, I enjoy it, and this shower was pretty mild, starting as a sprinkle, raining lightly for a bit, then letting up after the roads were wet.

This photo was intending to show a nice rooster tail spray for the tire, but by the time I got set up to take the shot, there wasn’t a lot of water left on the road. So the picture wasn’t as dramatic as I’d hoped for, but I hope you get the idea.

I like the way the damp asphalt looks like some sort of glossy, shimmering, liquid surface, with just the slightest bit of spray coming off the wheel…

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By Randy Rasa, editor/webmaster at Kansas Cyclist, the web’s premier Kansas cycling information site, featuring authoritative guides to Kansas cycling clubs, bike shops, organized bike rides, touring, trails, and much more. [learn more]

2 responses to “#30DaysOfBiking 2012: Wet Road”

  1. Brian L. says:

    OK, I’m sure I’m missing the obvious answer, but I have to ask: How did you take that picture while your bike was moving?

  2. Randy Rasa says:

    Had the camera mounted to a tripod, and held the tripod with one hand (all three legs together) while riding. Took me a bit to get the length and the angles right. 😉