August, 8:45pm. The sun just set and the mercury is still hovering above 95. Not even a whisper of a breeze. It’s hot. It’s too hot to sleep, too hot to work—too hot to think. My only hope sits out back, parked on a pad covered with pavers. I simply need to turn the key, press the start button, and my ride will roar to life with only a single thought—escape the heat! I head west on State Route 412, a lonely deserted road that goes nowhere but has lovely sweeping curves and hard level straightaways where my baby can cut loose. With my feet on the pegs, the wind blows my hair back and sweat evaporates from my skin. Blessed relief!
West Palm Beach, FL
Technical Info: Photo was taken with a Nikon D800 camera equipped with a Nikon MC-36A remote timer and a Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure was 45 seconds at f/22.
© Bob Bradlee
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