Photo by Brenton Salo
Even if it’s only for a brief encounter. Brenton was in town, shooting F1 and I bumped into him at my local coffee shop, Flat Track Coffee. Thanks for the portrait man!
I still have so much leftover film from China, with some of my favorites being the roll of 220 I shot in the bamboo forest on the Mamiya. The guys from Factory 5 rode up to the top of this mountain range on their track bikes and I was on my cross bike, getting shots along the way.
This is one of my favorite people on the planet. He’s inspired me to remember just one thing about cycling: have fun (or at least look rad). Yonder Journal has just posted an interview with Ty, right after he completed the 2013 Tour Divide.
“I was always tired to a certain degree because any day that you ride a mountain bike one hundred and forty miles you’re going to be tired. And if you wake up and do it again, and again, for twenty-three days in a row, you’re going to be tired all the time. So basically I was tired all the time. I feel great now though.”
It’s a hell of a read, so check it out at Yonder Journal!
Photos by Brenton Salo
Looking at these two photos really make me miss the seasons and the Pacific Northwest, especially Portland. It was around this time last year that I rode in Mt. Hood National Forest with Ben from Argonaut cycles. Those are some of my favorite photos from last year and here, Brenton nails the same mood. Nice shots man!
Bonking. Everybody bonks bro. We’ve all been there and if you haven’t, then you’re not challenging yourself. Not that I’m proud of myself, or particularly happy to have dealt with the year or so of heckling from co-riders on this Brovet, but hey, that’s life.
After almost a year to date, Yonder Journal just posted the Guide to Brovet 02 and it’s a great read. Not to mention the great photos! Also, if you’ve ever wanted to read someone really dig into my failed efforts, don’t miss it.
See the full Guide for Brovet 02 at Yonder Journal and have a laugh.
P.S. I look hella fat in these photos!
Photos by Wilis Johnson
I just love photos of New York City, especially when it’s of this group of gentlemen, shot by my friend Wilis at Milk Money. These two smiling faces (smile Cooper!) work at Clementine Courier, a courier-owned and operated messenger service. See more photos at Milk Money and if you work at an office in NYC, holler at your boss about working with Clementine!
I love John’s work and I love reading insightful interviews like this one. You’ve gotta head over to Gold Crate and check it out.
LA has a bad rep for cycling. Just the other day I got in a debate with someone at a bar because they literally said “LA sucks for cycling”. I laughed, thinking they were referring to the hashtag (right?), only to find a solid 10 minute debate followed. Basically, any city is what you make of it. It’s your attitude and approach that changes your outlook.
I went through so much film during my last stay in Los Angeles and that’s probably because we rode every single day. Some of the rides I had done before, but having Andy along brought a new perspective. We rode mostly cross bikes and even the “road rides” had a fair amount of dirt thrown in.
Here’s a collection of a few rides, in a playful Photoset. See more in the Gallery!
Tools of the trade:
Yashica T4 / Fuji Pro400H
So there we were, planning our drive to Las Vegas for Interbike when Andy throws out the idea “mates, let’s go to the Grand Canyon”, like it’s on the way or something. Personally, I’d rather spend a day or two riding in LA than on the road, so I schemed with Kyle on how to convince the Aussie that there are perfectly fine parks not as far out of the way.
Solution: Zion National Park. We’d drive straight through Vegas and head two hours east. Get there in time to swim and then go on a hike before camping that night. Simple enough. So we drove and landed in Zion with two hours of sunlight remaining. Our agenda: Angel’s Landing.
I had one roll of film left.
See more in the Gallery!
Tools of the trade:
Leica M7 / Zeiss 28mm / Fuji Pro400H