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Sunset/Moonrise, April 22, 2016, Photos/Captions

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Arrival, no clouds, no trees, no wind

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Set-up and surroundings

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Wildflowers, coffee toys, and poptarts

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That moment

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Mug rim highlights

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Moonrise

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Lightbeam on gravel

Yep. That was mighty pleasant, and I could do it again.


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I enjoyed reading all the reports so far. The effort some of you made in unfavorable conditions is appreciated, and I thought about you folks that didn't have as easy a time as I did.

In the stunning silence (the absence of wind was downright creepy) on the prairie, and as I sipped my coffee and watched the light fade, it was fun to remember I had friends all around the country doing the same thing in their own way.

Maybe again in May then?

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I enjoyed reading all the reports so far. The effort some of you made in unfavorable conditions is appreciated, and I thought about you folks that didn't have as easy a time as I did. In the stunning silence (the absence of wind was downright creepy) on the prairie, and as I sipped my coffee and watched the light fade, it was fun to remember I had friends all around the country doing the same thing in their own way. Maybe again in May then?

Chris, Thank you again for suggesting this Virtual Meet-up. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It got me out of my normal routine.....Friday evening is unwinding-from-the-work-week-with-pizza-and-Netflix-night at my house. It's a routine I enjoy, but it's good for me to push outside of the normal routine now and then.

I have a tendency to be a bit of a recluse most of the time. Only a handful of the rides I do each year are with other people. I ride solo almost exclusively. At the last minute I asked a friend to join me for this event. I know he's looked at the Forum a few times. I'm not even sure if he's a member or not. Not only did I get to spend time with others in the virtual sense, I had the opportunity to enjoy the company of another person....in person. He enjoyed the event as well.

It was great to read other people's reports. I know there is at least one member who has not reported in yet. I noticed he posted pictures on his Flickr account this afternoon. I hope he doesn't mind me posting a link. [smile]

I downloaded the LunaSolCal app Shawn suggested. I looked up the next Full Moon on May 21st. The moonrise is 15 minutes before the sunset. That should be interesting. I might have to do this again on that day. It also corresponds with the birthday of a certain Forum Adminstrator. An Adminstrator who's first name is not Shawn.

Chris, I think my favorite picture so far is your picture with the caption "That moment". Very nice.

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It was great to read other people's reports. I know there is at least one member who has not reported in yet. I noticed he posted pictures on his Flickr account this afternoon. I hope he doesn't mind me posting a link. [smile]


I certainly don't mind. I like links!
My report will be coming shortly. I'm just about done procrastinating.

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you guys take such nice photos! Pondero's look like they should be in a catalog or a calendar.
Now in addition to coffee stuff, I guess I need a camera and Pop Tarts? I like the strawberry best.

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Now in addition to coffee stuff, I guess I need a camera and Pop Tarts? I like the strawberry best.


I'm not proud of my poptart attraction, but that's one of the warts I come with [crazy]

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I've very much enjoyed reading everyones's reports so far.
My night turned out pretty well. I left my house while the sun was still bit high in the sky and it was a relatively balmy 42 degrees.

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I headed north a few miles where I stopped to take this photo. I'm glad I did, because once I turned to go west the sun was blocked by trees for the most part.

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After ten miles of riding, I arrived at my destination in the Canosia WMA just as the sun was about to set. I took the easy way out and brewed a tea at home, however I learned a hard lesson: Just because the bottle is insulated, it doesn't mean the lid is. Since the bottle was laying down in my bag, it lost a bit of its heat through the lid, some of which melted the chocolate in my energy bar. Oh well, chocolate tastes better when it's melted anyway. Next time the bottle goes in the bartender bag and my camera can go in my pocket.
After finishing my food and drink I headed out. I could have stayed there for the moonrise, but I wanted to get back to the road before it got too dark, plus I was hoping to have the moon as my companion on the ride home.   
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A little over a mile from my house the moon finally decided to show itself. This was the best shot I was able to get. It always look better in real life.

I'm looking forward to next time. I'll just have to trade my gloves for bug spray.




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Nice report, NorthwoodsTrekker! 

Interesting about the "heat leak" from the HydroFlask cap. I've owned a couple over the years, and never had that problem.

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I had rain and clouds all evening.  Bummer.  I'm hoping the May event works out better, weather-wise.
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Not only did this thread foster a wonderful Virtual Meet-up, I believe it set a Forum record for the most replies.
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