Biking to the dam

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Biking to the dam

Image by Jim Nix / Nomadic Pursuits
Mountain biking is fun, and it is something I used to do a lot here in the old days, though Austin isn’t really known for its mountains. I remember wanting to be somewhere mountainous so I could do some "real" mountain biking. So when I was in Denver recently and was presented with the opportunity, I jumped at it. We were all in Denver for work purposes and got a free morning for this little adventure. I brought the camera, of course, but there was no place for a tripod, which was fine. It was about 6 miles round trip, which feels longer when you are going uphill but the return trip down was all coasting! The turn around point was at this dam, the name of which escapes me, but everyone stopped for water and Power Bars, while I snuck off to explore the sights with my camera. I was interested in this dam, but as you can see on the left side there was a stinkin’ fence keeping me from getting too close for my own good, so I had to settle for this shot from a distance. You could hear the roar of the water gushing out of the dam, and you can sort of see it there too. My favorite part is the spray of water hitting the rocks in the distance, and that lone tree leaning in for a closer look…

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16 thoughts on “Biking to the dam

  1. cam587 I.H.C Photography

    Brilliant Jim,,theres alot to look at,,from the colours and spray in the distance,,
    Hope alls well over the pond,,
    thanks for posting,,

    Ians comment award

  2. Michael Tuuk

    Man, I’m *way* behind on checking out everyone’s pictures (which I love doing…just have no time lately). Would love to get out shooting with you guys sometime soon too.

    Anyway…I really like this one. The spray was the first thing I noticed.

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