Photo by Terry Barentsen
There are very few photographers who continue to shoot sports like BMX with a Hasselblad and the Full Frame Collective team is one of the best. Check out Cubby’s rail hop for example. Perfect timing! Check out more at Full Frame Collective.
Photo by Damian Riehl
Wiping your bike down after every ride and refusing to lock it up may keep it in pristine condition but will it have character? Or a soul? Prolly not. Well used components and frames seem to sprout a personality with the patina from daily use and Damian Riehl has captured that with a few photos. This one in particular is my favorite, a 150mm shot (with an extension tube) from his Hasselblad of a Zipp hub.
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It’s the weekend, I’ll be busy covering the Philly Bike Expo, so don’t expect any updates. Instead, head out and get on the road. I wish I could ride on the 1 every day.
There’s nothing better than drinking from the Earth after a mean Cat 2 climb in 90+ degree weather. Last weekend, a big group of us did the Geyserville loop and after the initial descent, there was a water trough filled with ice cold spring water. I took my Hasselblad out of the videographer’s car and snapped a few shots of my Geekhouse resting on this oasis.
Photo by Brenton Salo
The blues of this Cannondale track bike really compliment the Autumn vibes in the photo. Brenton, once again with the superb composition. Love this man.
I love shooting medium format photos at events like Texas Toast. Why? Because it’s fun! And that’s what I did this year with my Hasselblad. Two rolls of film, 24 exposures and they’re up at the Albion right now. Head over to check them out!
So Ian at Icarus has been working on this monster track machine for a little while. The idea is that bigger track racers, like 200+ lb sprinters, need a stiff bike and weight isn’t really a big of an issue. So he’s gone oversize everywhere he can. He’s still working on the frame, in his down time but this thing would rip the boards off a velodrome underneath the right racer…
The last Recent Roll Nature Vibes post got a lot of love and while Texas is far from the Northwest, it still has its share of aw inspiring landscapes. Last weekend the lady and I made the trek to Enchanted Rock about 100 miles northwest of Austin. This large batholith is the third largest formation in the world, and second in the US. We managed to sneak in before the crowds so I got some surreal landscape shots with the Hasselblad.
I don’t have children and yet I understand why parents always have a camera in their kids’ face. It’s love, right?
If you’re within driving distance of Austin, or you’re already here for ACL, you better make it out to the Odyssey BMX Texas Toast Jam this weekend. It’s bigger and better than last year, with a tighter, more techy dirt section, a new and improved Gauntlet of Death, better street course and even a flatland section. I went out yesterday to check in on the guys and it’s a lovely, colorful mess of ramps and paint right now. Some of which look dreadfully fun to shred.