Over the past few weeks, I’ve been playing tour guide here in Los Angeles, taking out-of-towners on various rides, mostly revolving around the Blacktop in Griffith Park at sunset. Why? Because people, the colors of Los Angeles get even better when the lights go out.
Please, don’t take this as gloating. Believe it or not, we don’t like 90º weather in February, but at least we figured we could share some of this warmth as we go into the long weekend. This past week has been electrifyingly hot, with almost debilitating temperatures spiking way above normal.
One of the ways we cope with it is by bringing the party up to the Blacktop (aka the Helipad) in Griffith Park at sunset as the cool ocean breeze ripples across the valleys and hills of Los Angeles. This becomes the perfect backdrop for a Golden Saddle Cyclery tradition of taking out-of-towners to “the Club.”
For some more warm vibes, check out a few more photos below.
It’s been a while since Kyle, Sean and I have ridden from the early morning til sundown. Particularly because of the shorter winter days. When we saw the temperature was going to break 90º today, we planned a ride out to Dirt Mulholland with our friend Josh who was visiting from Austin.
Unfortunately for photos, the bright and hot mid-day sun results in less-than-ideal lighting but fortunately for photos, that just means you gotta relish the radness. Nothing crazy happened in terms of the riding, but we had fun cashing in our daylight chips on endless dirt…
Check out a few more photos below.
Man, 85º in February ain’t bad, until it’s 105º in March!
I hope everyone spent time out on their bikes today and not on a couch eating snacks watching football.
… and hopefully it looks like this!
This is the second layout of the Radavist 2016 Calendar, entitled “Dusted.” This photo was shot in Chile during the Santa Cruz Bicycles Rally Aysen. More coverage from this event is landing on the site this week.
I’m thankful for weather-sealed camera bodies and lenses, not only for water, but for moments like these when you just have to get lower to get the photo, resulting in a cooked corner and a wall of dust.
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… even if it is still snowing where you live.
Photo by Donal Rey
As soon as I was back from Patagonia, I began catching up on social media, where it was brought to my attention that the NorthEast finally welcomed in winter last week.
I hope all of you are making the best of it and are making some great photos like this one…
It’s that time of year again. Time for press-launches, travel and expeditions. This go-round I’ll be in Chile with Santa Cruz Bicycles, so expect lots of incredible landscapes and hopefully some steady shredding. Also, content will continue to trickle in, so don’t worry!
Photo by Kyle Kelley
Kyle’s got an X-Pan. A Hasselblad-branded camera made by Fuji that takes panoramic images and uses 35mm film. These cameras can create some exceptional photographs, especially when the photo is of such exceptional subjects. Whitney, her 20/20 Cycles Kalakala tourer and a Bukowski mural here in Los Angeles.