Alot better day than anticipated! Coming home with a 3rd in xc1 and 5th overall. Felt good to be back running in the top 5. Thanks to @klimmotorcycle for the well ventilated gear in this heat! @pathologyapparel #klimlife#dustbowl#lacc
🤯 ABOUT LAST NIGHT — It was a stormy blur, that’s forsure ⛈🤷🏽♂️😂
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Thank you all for coming out! I promise you will get one hell of a show when I return to @fasslerhallokc on June 9th! Only force that can stop us is #MotherNature herself 🤣
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2/2 My son @preston_yarger and I did a short collab back on New Year’s Day. We mashed up modern tech from @rideonewheel with some Dust Bowl history, as I ride to the actual Weedpatch work camp made famous in Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath.
1/2 My son @preston_yarger and I did a short collab back on New Year’s Day. We mashed up modern tech from @rideonewheel with some Dust Bowl history, as I ride to the actual Weedpatch work camp made famous in Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath.
FACING THE DUST STORM, April 1936. Oklahoma, United States. Original photograph by Arthur Rothstein (Library of Congress)
Caption reads, "Farmer and sons walking in the face of a dust storm. Cimarron County, Oklahoma."
“The Dust Bowl, also known as the Dirty Thirties, was a period of severe dust storms that greatly damaged the ecology and agriculture of the American and Canadian prairies during the 1930s; severe drought and a failure to apply dryland farming methods to prevent wind erosion (the Aeolian processes) caused the phenomenon.
The drought came in three waves, 1934, 1936, and 1939–1940, but some regions of the high plains experienced drought conditions for as many as eight years. With insufficient understanding of the ecology of the plains, farmers had conducted extensive deep plowing of the virgin topsoil of the Great Plains during the previous decade; this had displaced the native, deep-rooted grasses that normally trapped soil and moisture even during periods of drought and high winds.
The rapid mechanization of farm equipment, especially small gasoline tractors, and widespread use of the combine harvester contributed to farmers' decisions to convert arid grassland (much of which received no more than 10 inches (~250 mm) of precipitation per year) to cultivated cropland." - Wikipedia
It's been a while and I'm slowly getting back to putting out non-work related images. The Library of Congress continues to be one of the best treasure troves and amazing photographs - I'm in awe of the work they do to preserve American history.
- #1930s#Dustbowl#UnitedStates#USA#cimarroncounty#oklahoma#GreatDepression#colorized#dynamichrome @photoshop #adobecc#LibraryOfCongress