This man keeps Oakley moving with everything related to two-wheels. He’s the elusive Steve Blick and Rapha has a survey up on their site, featuring an interview with the man himself. Check it out here.
Shooting races with a 5D is easy compared to shooting with a Hasselblad. I finally got all my rolls developed from the 2012 Rapha NW Gentlemen’s Race and I’m very stoked on how they came out. This was the first real event I photographed with a medium format camera and it won’t be the last. Some of these came out incredible. For more information on the race, check out my last post on it for the rest of the photos, check out full photo set below.
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Last year, the NW Rapha Gentlemen’s Race was one of my favorite events to document. There’s something classic about staring down a 200k, grueling, day’s-length ride and greeting it with acceptance, not anxiety. Each of the 26 teams this year were rolling fast and the course was even more epic’er than last year’s, totaling 122 miles and over 11,000′ of climbing.
The stage was Government Camp, Mt. Hood and included two loops through the countryside before ending with a gnarly 10 mile gravel climb. Reports came in of it being akin to a Civil War battlefield, with wheels and riders lining the road in shambles.
My day wasn’t nearly as painful, as I hopped in a support car and hung out of the window, taking what I could.
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Yesterday was the 2012 NW Rapha Gentlemen’s Race and like last year, I was out for the entire course, camera in hand. I found myself tailing Wooly Mammoth, a team from Austin, TX, so a lot of my photos are of posteriors, out of the saddle. More to come this week!
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Prolly is not Probably started in 2006 in Brooklyn, New York. For over 6 years it has thrived as John Watson, the sole author, documents multiple facets of cycling. With the boom of urban cycling, Prolly is Not Probably has grown to be the number one blog for the culture surrounding it. In recent years, a large push for original content has spawned a steady flow of photosets, profiles and portraits.
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