itswalky just reminded me of a photo I took the other day on my ride to Jefferson, Oregon. When I’m cycling, one of my hobbies is shooting photos of Christian billboards and related roadside signage. This was taken just north of Albany, off the I-5.
Between Eugene and Harrisburg, there’s a tractor-trailer with a Christian message painted on the side. I’ve yet to get a photo of it myself, but you can see it on Google Street View.
Oregon is among the top ten least religious states. But all you have to do is head out of the city limits for a few miles at most and you’ll see that religion (well, Christianity specifically) is still a big part of the lives of many Oregonians.

itswalky just reminded me of a photo I took the other day on my ride to Jefferson, Oregon. When I’m cycling, one of my hobbies is shooting photos of Christian billboards and related roadside signage. This was taken just north of Albany, off the I-5.

Between Eugene and Harrisburg, there’s a tractor-trailer with a Christian message painted on the side. I’ve yet to get a photo of it myself, but you can see it on Google Street View.

Oregon is among the top ten least religious states. But all you have to do is head out of the city limits for a few miles at most and you’ll see that religion (well, Christianity specifically) is still a big part of the lives of many Oregonians.

Goal Zero Sherpa 100 Solar Kit
This is the next big-ticket item I’d like to get so that I can keep my Surface tablet charged out in the wild when I go on bicycle camping trips. For the moment, it’s a want, not a need. I have to demonstrate to myself first that I will actually go out on bicycle camping trips more often, and bring my Surface tablet with me to draw stuff. I mean that was the whole point of getting a Surface tablet in the first place.

Goal Zero Sherpa 100 Solar Kit

This is the next big-ticket item I’d like to get so that I can keep my Surface tablet charged out in the wild when I go on bicycle camping trips. For the moment, it’s a want, not a need. I have to demonstrate to myself first that I will actually go out on bicycle camping trips more often, and bring my Surface tablet with me to draw stuff. I mean that was the whole point of getting a Surface tablet in the first place.

Science Experiment Update

In the last ten days, I have ridden about 213 km on my bike. The point was to see if the increased exercise helped me in any way with my concentration and focus while drawing. It seems to be working. Though this experiment isn’t very technical, I have been writing things down and have noticed an improvement. I can stay focused a little bit better than before, but perhaps more importantly, I actually feel like I want to sit down and draw. Moreover, I actually do sit down and draw, with minimal distraction from online networks.

The weather has changed and it is officially the autumn rainy season finally. That’s going to have an impact on how often I go out on my bike. Consequently I’m going to have to create an indoor alternative for exercise. I think I’m going to resume yoga because I’ve always liked vinyasa yoga.

Here is a basic breakdown of the last ten days.

Day 1
18.2 km
No art done because of broken video adapter for Cintiq.

Day 2
18.2 km
Drew a journal comic for an hour without checking networks.

Day 3
18.2 km
No drawing done. Depression.

Day 4
18.5 km (first ride)
20.5 km (second ride)
Drew a journal comic and was fully engaged.

Day 5
34 km
Drew a journal comic, but checked networks frequently.

Day 6
15.8 km
Wrote scripts for Threads.
Drew a late journal comic.

Day 7
No ride.
Began drawing Threads page 52.

Day 8
65.2 km
Drew a comic at the park where I rode.
Finished drawing Threads page 52.

Day 9
5 km bike ride to grocery store
Drew a journal comic with minimal distraction.

Now it’s day ten. I’ve got lots of drawing to do. Gotta get to it.