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    It's Summertime!

    Summertime
    And the living is easy
    Fish are jumping
    The cotton is high
    Oh your daddy’s rich
    Your mama’s good looking
    I said hush little baby
    Don’t you cry
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    these are better than i was expecting, and my expectations were already rather high.

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    Summer has struck with a vengeance here as we've been enjoying temps in the 90's and some unusually high humidity.

    I'm thrilled out of my socks.

    The preceding was sarcasm as this kind of heat will cause pasty white Scotch Irish folks like me to burst into flames.

    With that being said, the pictures are great.

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    Its summertime summertime sum sum summertime
    Summertime summertime sum sum summertime
    Summertime summertime sum sum summertime
    Summertime summertime sum sum summertime summertime...

    Well shut them books and throw em away
    Say goodbye to dull school days
    So come on and change your ways
    Its summertime...

    Well no more studying history
    And no more reading geography
    And no more dull geometry
    Because its summertime

    Its time to head straight for them hills
    Its time to live and have some thrills
    Come along and have a ball
    Its summertime!
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    these are better than i was expecting, and my expectations were already rather high.

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    Nice pics. Did you start early? It was super humid and hot here today. From the lighting in the first few pics it looks early.

    You've inspired me so I'm heading to the beach this week to log some miles.
    What town was that in the last few pics?
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    Chh chh-chh, uh Chh chh-chh, uh
    Chh chh-chh, uh Chh chh-chh, uh
    Chh chh-chh, uh Chh chh-chh, uh
    Chh chh-chh, uh Chh chh-chh

    In the summertime when the weather is high
    You can stretch right up and touch the sky
    When the weather's fine
    You got women, you got women on your mind
    Have a drink, have a drive
    Go out and see what you can find

    If her daddy's rich take her out for a meal
    If her daddy's poor just do what you feel
    Speed along the lane
    Do a ton or a ton an' twenty-five
    When the sun goes down
    You can make it, make it good in a lay-by

    We're no grey, people
    We're not dirty, we're not mean
    We love everybody but we do as we please
    When the weather's fine
    We go fishin' or go swimmin' in the sea
    We're always happy
    Life's for livin' yeah, that's our philosophy

    Sing along with us
    Dee dee dee-dee dee
    Dah dah dah-dah dah
    Yeah we're hap-happy
    Dah dah-dah
    Dee-dah-do dee-dah-do dah-do-dah
    Dah-do-dah-dah-dah
    Dah-dah-dah do-dah-dah
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    There's a time each year
    That we always hold dear,
    Good old summer time;
    With the birds and the trees'es
    And sweet scented breezes,
    Good old summer time,
    When you day's work is over
    Then you are in clover,
    And life is one beautiful rhyme,
    No trouble annoying,
    Each one is enjoying,
    The good old summer time.

    To swim in the pool,
    You's play "hooky" from school
    Good old summer time;
    You play "ring-a rosie"
    With Jim, Kate and Josie,
    Good old summer time,
    Those days full of pleasure
    We now fondly treasure,
    When we never thought it a crime
    To stealing cherries,
    With faces brown as berries,
    Good old summer time.

    In the good old summertime,
    In the good old summertime,
    Strolling thru' a shady lane
    With your baby mine.
    You hold her hand and she holds yours,
    And that's a very good sign
    That she's your tootsie wootsie
    In the good, old summertime.
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    Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
    Those days of soda and pretzels and beer
    Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
    Dust off the sun and moon and sing a song of cheer

    Just fill your basket full of sandwiches and weenies
    Then lock the house up, now youre set
    And on the beach youll see the girls in their bikinis
    As cute as ever but they never get em wet

    Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
    Those days of soda and pretzels and beer
    Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
    Youll wish that summer could always be here
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeytin
    Nice pics. Did you start early? It was super humid and hot here today. From the lighting in the first few pics it looks early.

    You've inspired me so I'm heading to the beach this week to log some miles.
    What town was that in the last few pics?
    We started well before sunup, went south on the Mount Vernon Trail, took Four Mile Run to the W&OD Trail. Exited the trail at Leesburg, crossed the Potomac on Whites Ferry. Took River Road (dirt this far out of the city) and a few others to Poolesville where we picked up more ice. Over to the C&O Canal tow path to Great Falls where we took the hills up to MacArthur and home.

    A nice summer century.
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    these are better than i was expecting, and my expectations were already rather high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MB1
    A nice summer century.
    Awesome summer century! I recognized the ferry boat when I saw it. I love that place. Great stuff! Thanks for posting.
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    Nice pics! Nice ride! I agree it was a great day for riding. Most of that is recognizable but we've never done the full WO&D, White's Ferry, towpath loop. Gotta try that one day.

    So, where do you keep your camera? In a jersey pocket? (I've probably asked you this already!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by llama31
    Nice pics! Nice ride! I agree it was a great day for riding. Most of that is recognizable but we've never done the full WO&D, White's Ferry, towpath loop. Gotta try that one day.

    So, where do you keep your camera? In a jersey pocket? (I've probably asked you this already!)
    The loop is only 80 ish miles which is why we started south on the Potomac/MVT to get those extra miles in.

    I have a camera bag with a velcro strap that I loop on the belt of my butpack.
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    these are better than i was expecting, and my expectations were already rather high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MB1
    The loop is only 80 ish miles which is why we started south on the Potomac/MVT to get those extra miles in.

    I have a camera bag with a velcro strap that I loop on the belt of my butpack.
    80ish would be plenty for us. We're not quite as fit as you and Miss M.

    Aha, so the camera is right at your waist. That's good. I've been fishing mine out of the jersey pocket, which is a hassle. Looking for ways to make it easier...

    BTW, I like the shot of Miss M next to the Harley on the Ferry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by llama31
    80ish would be plenty for us. We're not quite as fit as you and Miss M.

    Aha, so the camera is right at your waist. That's good. I've been fishing mine out of the jersey pocket, which is a hassle. Looking for ways to make it easier...

    BTW, I like the shot of Miss M next to the Harley on the Ferry.

    On long rides I wear a camelback (shhhh don't let the others know) and I velcro the camera case to the camelback chest or waist strap.
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    Outstanding, as usual

    Another report where you can feel the ride...

    Well done.

    You have probably posted before, but what camera are you using?

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    It ain't about the camera.

    Quote Originally Posted by fasteddy07
    ...You have probably posted before, but what camera are you using?
    For the on bike stuff I use a Nikon Coolpix 4300 that I picked up on sale a few years ago when I killed my last on bike camera. I don't even know if that Nikon is still available and it isn't all that great of a camera anyway compared to what is available now.

    The real deal is to figure out how to use whatever camera you do own. These little p-n-s digital cameras have so many features buried in the menus that learning how to use them is the hardest part of shooting. Of course the cameras are so good nowdays that for on bike stuff there really isn't much reason to shoot in any setting other than full automatic.
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    these are better than i was expecting, and my expectations were already rather high.

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    The pictures were great as usual.

    Pardon me if I don't share your enthusiasm for high humidity dog days of summer. Like this week's menu of hot, humid, and chance of thunderstorms each day.

    I spent three days in Baltimore last week near the Inner Harbor with some folks from the southwest. The ladies from El Paso were whining about the heat. I didn't think women could sweat that much from just walking a few blocks to get some dinner.
    "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." --A. Einstein

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    Don't worry, it ain't my favorite time of year either.

    Quote Originally Posted by bigrider
    ..Pardon me if I don't share your enthusiasm for high humidity dog days of summer. .....
    I'll take a nice snowy day over summer heat but what is a boy going to do when his tootsie wootsie wants to ride?
    Quote Originally Posted by the_dude
    these are better than i was expecting, and my expectations were already rather high.

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    nice hose shot.
    my trick is to ride thru any sprinklers i see along the way.

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    Excellent photos, as usual.

    How'd you get the snake photo? Every time I try to take a snake pic they slither off before I can get that close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YuriB
    nice hose shot.
    Jazz hands!

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    A photo report and lyrics thread in one. Awesome!!
    "When it shall be said in any country in the world, my poor are happy; neither ignorance nor distress is to be found among them; my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars; the aged are not in want, the taxes are not oppressive; the rational world is my friend, because I am the friend of its happiness: when these things can be said, then may that country boast its constitution and its government." -Thomas Paine

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    Quote Originally Posted by MB1
    For the on bike stuff I use a Nikon Coolpix 4300 that I picked up on sale a few years ago when I killed my last on bike camera. I don't even know if that Nikon is still available and it isn't all that great of a camera anyway compared to what is available now.

    The real deal is to figure out how to use whatever camera you do own. These little p-n-s digital cameras have so many features buried in the menus that learning how to use them is the hardest part of shooting. Of course the cameras are so good nowdays that for on bike stuff there really isn't much reason to shoot in any setting other than full automatic.

    Nice photos. I have a Nikon Coolpix S4, you're right there are so many settings I have to read the manual every couple of months to see if I'm missing something.

    As for summer July has been awseome up here I hope it continues for August. The last 3 years summer has been virtually non-existant. It finally returned! Temperatures in the 30C range days on end, bring me some more,I love it! Summer is short north of the 49 you have to enjoy every day of it.
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