Author: jaycapers

Aug. 16, 2019

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I received my used 70-200mm today so thought I would shoot a little football to choose which lens to keep for freelance football this fall. A 26 year old 300mm or much newer 70-200

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The AF of the 70-200 was fast and sharp, but seemed to quick to jump, may try and turn down AF sensitivity.

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I only shot for about 20 minutes, so nothing good, but it’s fun to be on the sidelines again!

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This is the problem with the shorter 200mm, shot 50 yards away at f2.8, but still no separation from background. But I will have to live with it!

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Aug. 14, 2019

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The last Wednesday Night MTB race for the season and my first race of the year. The race director made me race Cat 2, but at least he had a 50+ age group.

The gun goes off and I get the hole shot as we raced down the road towards the woods – “nope” I will not rabbit for them, so I sit up and realize there is a spot for 3rd, so I slide in as we hit the singletrack. I quickly moved to second, but as we worked through the first lap, every time I looked back, we were in a pace line. I am not used to this, normally the leaders ride away…. not tonight. I finished the first 5 miles in second and averaging 12.1 mph for the first lap. : 0 I can not do that two more times, so I let 2, 3 and 4 by and try to hang on in 5th, that worked for a couple miles, but before we finished 10 miles I was dropped. I continue to fall and finish in DFL – Dead Freaking Last – but I rode hard, averaged over 11 mph for 15 miles, I am not a Cat 2 rider!

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I am the captain of a Fall Singles 4.0 tennis team, as teh captain, I made them play tonight so I could race my bike. After my race, I stopped by to test a used 300mm lens I bought.

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10,000 ISO

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Not bad for a 25 year old lens and hand holding it!

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Those are my 3 team mates. I think they won the match… if so we start the season 2-0!

Aug. 9, 2019

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Anna invited me to join her and family and friends to go rock climbing at Pilot Mountain.

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I have not climbed in over 20 years, except for one climbing trip for a frozen waterfall with Tim. O

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I am clearly not very good, but it is fun.

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I was never scared, but right after this picture I just “slipped” off the rock. I was able finish this route!

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Awesome views

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Aug. 7, 2019

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A good day till the end.
1. Work – accomplished lots

2. Weight day in the gym, having a blast with wall balls and chin ups, adding new stations in my circuit had motivated me.

3. Replaced broken rear shocks and leaking air bag hose on the Taco

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080719podC5. Tennis – Stadium court my butt – clay was dry and had weird bounces and this is where it went south, my undefeated summer singles season was on the line, I lost the first set 6-3, came back to win second 6-2 and lost the third set tie breaker.

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I was/am disappointed, but I did qualify for the state championship tournament, and a beer helps. I was just glad I didn’t have a place to Uber to, I felt like getting hammered, instead one beer and home.