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Landscapes of Man and Portraits of Nature. Photographs of beauty that surrounds, all the time.

 

A Year In Review - 10 Awesome Acts of Momentum.

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All Keen-Eye Photographs are shot in naturally lit environments without major digital enhancements.

More than three minutes on an image in Photoshop is almost always way too long.

A Year In Review - 10 Awesome Acts of Momentum.

Julian Kegel

10- FAT BIKING ON LAKE SUPERIOR - Bayfield Ice Caves

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For the first time in 7 years, access to the lesser traveled Big Bay State Park Ice Caves (no Fat Bike riding is allowed in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Sea Caves) was heightened by the ability to ride our bikes across the 2 mile ice road to Madeline Island. At -20 below, pictures just can't seem to do any justice to how much fun we were having.

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9- TRAIN TRAIN TRAIN - St Paul to Milwaukee in 3 days.

I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.

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Stats: 8 riders, one way - 360 miles, 3 days, old restored train cars, multi-modal, the Trempealeau Hotel, The Great River road, The great Tom Schuler, the state's best scenery, random train museums, Fleckenstein! worlds best pie, mile long tunnels, May showers, the godfather, flip flops, lilacs everywhere. Can't wait till next year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sparta Tunnel

8 - RIDE THE HOAN BRIDGE - UPAF Miller Ride For the Arts

Enjoy the View!

Enjoy the View!

Ride Marshals carry tubes and some tools to assist any mechanical concerns.

Ride Marshals carry tubes and some tools to assist any mechanical concerns.

If only the fine people of Milwaukee could ride the Hoan Bridge Everyday. Until that glorious day happens, you'll have your chance only a select few days a year. You can either sign up for the 2015 UPAF Ride for the arts, or the USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals returning for the 3rd time in 2015.

7 - RENEW WISCONSIN - Sustainable Energy Tour Of Milwaukee

It's always cool to see what efforts Milwaukee has made to become a more energy independent city. It's even better to see them all on a bicycle - Take the tour around the city and experience Milwaukee a different way. Ride is a leisurely 40 miles and includes lunch!

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6 - BUBLR! BIKE SHARE IN MKE.

No - that's a bublr!

No - that's a bublr!

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With a soon-to-be-expanding network of bike and stations, Bike-Share in Milwaukee is a no brainer; mo' bikes, mo' bettah. If your skeptical at all, just visit NYC and see how their bike share has made a HUGE difference in how safe you feel on the road. It's incredibly easy to use and can be a good way to save on gas for short trips. Least of all is how much easier parking becomes. Embrace the Bublr!

I thought that was a BUBLLER...?

I thought that was a BUBLLER...?

5- STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES - Slow Down.

The smell of earth after a rain storm

The smell of earth after a rain storm

Art in Bloom - Milwaukee art Museum

Art in Bloom - Milwaukee art Museum

 

The smell of the earth after a rain storm.

The appeal to use nature to create art.

The clacking of tracks on your way out of town.

The clamoring of trades being made at the farmers market.

The taste of pulp in the air as you ride past the lumber mill.

 

Feel alive. Enjoy Your Ride.

Clack Clack Clack - Train to St. Paul

Clack Clack Clack - Train to St. Paul

Stroll through a farmers market

Stroll through a farmers market

Paper Mill storage lot outside of Wausau, WI

Paper Mill storage lot outside of Wausau, WI

Take a freedom machine and enjoy the ride!

Take a freedom machine and enjoy the ride!

4- RIVERWEST 24 HOUR RACE - Milwaukee, WI

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God Bless Merrica

God Bless Merrica

All that needs to be said - If you are one who thinks riding a bike is fun, then you need to do this "race". And sure, you can pump out 200+ miles if you're uber awesome, but it might not be as fun as just riding 2 miles to watch the shenanigans!  If you can't get into this race - try, try, try, try, again.

Too Sexy....

Too Sexy....

Peace in the city. Milwaukee Marsupial Bridge.

Peace in the city. Milwaukee Marsupial Bridge.

 

3 - GO ON AN ADVENTURE - Ride around a Mountain in Oregon

A little rocket fuel for some courage. Helmets...Check.

A little rocket fuel for some courage. Helmets...Check.

Woof. What a day.

Woof. What a day.

Sunset over the Cascades

Sunset over the Cascades

It was tough just making sure we stayed alive out there!

Just kidding, but Bachelor Party's this beautiful are hard to come by.

Stats:

4 days of riding

140 Miles from Hood River, up and around Mt. Hood. and back to HR.

Mostly Gravel roads, 4x4 track, and singletrack mtb trails.

Total Feet of Elevation: 17,450

Overnights- Shanty Cabins in the middle of the woods.

Level of difficulty: Self supported - Difficult. With Support - Flatlanders beware.

*We may or may have not have rode every mile.

We have a winner

We have a winner

 

 

 

 

2- RIDE THE OAK LEAF TRAIL - On Milwaukee's Best Bike Routes

Ride outside - Art Inside

Ride outside - Art Inside

The newest connection links the Hank Aaron Trail with Oak Leaf users to the east.

The newest connection links the Hank Aaron Trail with Oak Leaf users to the east.

Spanning over 118 miles of paved trails , the Oak Leaf Trail is the first place to look for the safest routes and the most scenic areas in the city.

Leisurely roll near Estebrook Park beer garden. Milwaukee.

Leisurely roll near Estebrook Park beer garden. Milwaukee.

 

1- IN TO THE NATURE - Finding beauty in the simple things.

There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.”

-Aldo Leopold

What once was dense hardwood forests now is an impenetrable fortress of feed corn.

What once was dense hardwood forests now is an impenetrable fortress of feed corn.

Chasing Cows.

Chasing Cows.

An observation tower in the Wisconsin river valley points to #6 of interesting geological landmarks. Where the buffalo roamed.

An observation tower in the Wisconsin river valley points to #6 of interesting geological landmarks. Where the buffalo roamed.

Root River Parkway, Near Whitnall Park. Milwaukee, WI

Root River Parkway, Near Whitnall Park. Milwaukee, WI

Fishing the Wisconsin River near Steven Point, WI.

Fishing the Wisconsin River near Steven Point, WI.

Full Moon Rise over Lake Michigan. Milwaukee Breakwater, WI.

Full Moon Rise over Lake Michigan. Milwaukee Breakwater, WI.

Bridge over Wisconsin River during Grabaawr. A week long bike tour from Eagle River to Praire Du Chein.

Bridge over Wisconsin River during Grabaawr. A week long bike tour from Eagle River to Praire Du Chein.

Sunrise over McKinley Marina. During Setup for USA Triathalon Age Group Nationals. MIlwaukee, Wi

Sunrise over McKinley Marina. During Setup for USA Triathalon Age Group Nationals. MIlwaukee, Wi

Wisconsin Fields of green. Near Lodi, WI.

Wisconsin Fields of green. Near Lodi, WI.

Iconic Farm Road bike riding in Wisconsin. Some of the countries best roads exist nowhere else other than Wisconsin.

Iconic Farm Road bike riding in Wisconsin. Some of the countries best roads exist nowhere else other than Wisconsin.

Fall in the Nince Mile Recreation area. Mountain Bike Trails just outside of Wausau.

Fall in the Nince Mile Recreation area. Mountain Bike Trails just outside of Wausau.

Sunrise for Ganther Race the Lake.

Sunrise for Ganther Race the Lake.

Riding Home from work after the storm. Milwaukee Harbor.

Riding Home from work after the storm. Milwaukee Harbor.

Chicago Marina Sunrise - Bike the drive. Chi

Chicago Marina Sunrise - Bike the drive. Chi

Near Lac du Flabeau, WI

Near Lac du Flabeau, WI

Honemoon bike ride through the forests of Toft Point State Recreation Area.

Honemoon bike ride through the forests of Toft Point State Recreation Area.

Yankee Spring Mountain Bike Trails - Near Middleville Michican

Yankee Spring Mountain Bike Trails - Near Middleville Michican

Where will your bike take you?

Where will your bike take you?

Where will your bike take you this year?