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Zoetic Walls + a 30 mile ride

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Last week I took a nice long bike ride, and I mean looong. 30 miles! I don't know about you, but I think that's pretty darn impressive, especially for someone who less than six months ago hadn't ridden more than a mile ever. That's my longest ride to date, and put me over the 400 mile mark for my total miles.

I biked from the West side of Cleveland, all the way to the far East side. I had seen a photo of a mural on instagram that I really wanted to get a picture of my bike in front of. Upon further investigation I found that the area that mural was in was rich with bunches of other murals. They're actually called the Zoetic Walls and street artists from all around the world have come to help make our city look spiffy. It was really fun biking around the area looking for the murals. I obviously had to take a picture of my bike in front of all of my favorites.
Not a mural but here's a wiener dog riding my bike. We stopped at Sandy's Frozen Whip for a treat. This place, claiming to be "the feast in the east", did not disappoint. I got a hot fudge sundae, which you basically can't go wrong with. Jeff got a pineapple shake which was probably the best milkshake I've ever tasted! I'm looking forward to going back. Cleveland has SO many awesome ice cream spots!
We broke up the long journey home by stopping to shoot some photos on the pedestrian bridge over the highway. I don't think I've ever actually been on one before. It was craaazy to feel the bridge shake when large trucks went underneath. You can actually see a squiggle in the light trails where a truck when by while the shutter was open, either that or someone hit a big pot hole! Haha.
30 mile bike rides aren't something that will be possible all the time but here's to hoping to do a few more before winter.
xoxo

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  1. wow! you rode all the way over to waterloo from the westside?! go you! its funny i actually just posted about this area yesterday on my blog! your pictures are nicer than mine, haha i'm still working on my photography skills, but i love that area with all its awesome murals. you should get brunch at the beachland ballroom one sunday, its so good!

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  2. What an awesome place to ride your bike to--I think 30 miles was worth it! Love the wiener dog riding your bike, and that bridge sounds like fun to stand on!

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  3. The walls are so cool. I love the last photo. It's amazing.

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  4. 30 miles is definitely impressive! And it's especially fun when you discover such neat places on your ride. My favorite mural is the one of the folding chairs, it's really intriguing.

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  5. The walls are amazing! Also, Congratulations on your 30 Mile Ride!!

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  6. your bike is so photogenic :D lovely!

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    1. It really is!! I LOVE taking pictures of it!

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  7. These are some amazing shots!! They really make me want to visit Cleaveland! It looks so cool.
    Also, I just want to say that I love how much your blog has changed, and really, how much you have changed and grown. You seem happier than ever and it really comes across in your posts. :) xoox (:

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    1. Cleveland is definitely worth a visit! ;)

      And, thank you SO much!! <3

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  8. America is so much better than England.

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  9. What amazing places for photographs!

    Miranda
    Little Gold Pocket Watch

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  10. Cool photography : )

    http://fem-fashionenergymusic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. Awe, golly. These are so gorgeous.
    Awkward moment - I saw the pink one with the geometrical shapes on the upper left corner on instagram this morning and figured it was ABM at first. Then I noticed a comment saying "Oh, I thought this was from #ABMlifeiscolorful" and ... I got a little nervous because either you have amazing pictures or my brain is going cliche.

    Mostly you have amazing pictures.

    For the little tiny happiness it's worth, tomorrow I'm linking up to your last post, "What I Wore".

    Happy day to ya!

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  12. Those walls are amazing - wish my town had something so photogenic!

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  13. You haven't shot with your land camera in a while! I love all of your digital work, and the progress you have made recently shooting abandoned buildings. I would love to see some of the especially eerie buildings through the lens of the land camera!
    Always a fan,
    Ali
    whittemorewrites.blogspot.com

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    1. The problem with that is that most abandoned buildings are very dark. Over half of any photos I post of them are long exposures. My land camera doesn't even have a place to mount it to a tripod so it just wouldn't work at all.

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  14. If you're ever in Miami I think you would really love to see the Wynwood Walls. So much art inside and out of the galleries!

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  15. Your bike photos are some of my favorite photos of yours!

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  16. These photos are lovely and those murals are so cool! Big fan of public art.

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