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    The air was cool and a chill traveled up my bare legs as I took that step out the door. A pit was in my stomach, churning. I sauntered to the starting point, giving my GPS watch time to find a satellite.
Michelle Davies - The Journal Gazette
Kyle Vanover puts on his shoes while Ricky Rollins gets his gear out of his backpack before taking off Thursday morning in the SDI Tour de Plants.

Waking Up to Bicycles

Camera: NIKON D300S

Shutter: 1/1250 s

Aperture: f/4

Exposure Setting: Manual (Center-Weighted Average)

ISO: 1250

Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire

Lens Focal Length: 30 mm

White Balance: Auto

Shooter's Comments: Arriving at the starting point of a 350-mile bike ride, a little sleepy-eyed myself, I was amazed at how upbeat and awake everyone was!

They were packing gear and snacks, checking tire pressure, and just generally ready to get on the road. The bicyclists left in small groups, smiling and chatting, and I was impressed with their dedication and commitment to raising money for children they will likely never meet. I also had a strong desire to get my bike out of the garage.

- Michelle Davies, Photojournalist