Category Archives: Randomness
I Thought This Was Nice
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I’ve been spending time with Lauren, walking around Melbourne these past two days and on our way to dinner last night, I saw these logos on an old storefront glass. They were hand-drawn on the backside as well. I’m guessing it was an old bike shop?

Until I start photographing bikes and shops, I’ll be uploading the non-cycling side of this trip to my Flickr, so follow along there!

Oct 20, 2013 3 comments
The End of Summer Bummers
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It’s the end of Summer. That means my busiest time of year is finally over. After finally combing through all my random film scans, I’ve pulled together a big photoset filled with shots from all over the globe. From Zurich to Columbus, there are some gems in this one. See for yourself in the Gallery!

Tools of the trade:
Yashica T4 / Leica M7 28mm / Neopan 400

Oct 9, 2013 8 comments
Eurobike 2013: Architectural Booth Details
Eurobike 2013: Architectural Booth Details

Architecture is in my blood. It’s in my eye, in my shutter finger and for the most part, mandates how I look at the world, including cycling. Life happens in elevation (not the climbing kind) and part of the reason I enjoy traveling overseas so much is seeing how serious people take presentation… Most recently, the architectural detailing of the booths at Eurobike.

I couldn’t help it. A majority of the bikes were either “WTF” or “What. the. fuck.” – I found it all incredibly disconnected from the US market in a lot of ways, which isn’t necessarily bad – but it made me hard to relate to the European market. Seriously, who the fuck wants an e-MTB? And that’s just one of the many moments I had over the past week.

One of the saving graces I encountered, amongst the bad marketing, body painting, weight weenie talk and general disconnect from “the ride” was the abundance of architectural detailing in the booths. While the European industry may not relate to me so much through their cycling language, I admired the attention to detail for a very ephemeral event. Hell, I seriously think more thought went into the booths than into the bicycle design!

Check out a few shots I snapped while navigating through the madness in he Gallery!

Sep 3, 2013 11 comments
Minneapolis Randomness 02
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I really, really had a blast in Minneapolis. As a by-product of running this site, I always have a camera on me. Unfortunately for some people, that means I am usually catching them doing something idiotic. Fortunately for you, it’s quite funny to see some of that behavior unfold.

What you’ll fine within this narrated Gallery is only part of some of the stories to be told here on the site at a later date. Most of these photos involve the following: bros, babes, Baroo, beaches, bikes, beer and bourbon. Simple enough right? Check out more in the Gallery!

Aug 22, 2013 11 comments
Minneapolis Randomness 01
This is Jeff's workspace. His man cave if you will.

Yesterday was the first full day in Minneapolis. I’m here for the All-City Championships, along with Kyle from Tracko. We’re both crashing at Jeff from All-City’s house and that means we fall into his routine. His food, his rides, his spots and of course, his house. When you’re staying with someone like Jeff, expect a good time. Check out some narrated photos in the Gallery!

Aug 14, 2013 10 comments
NYC Street Snaps 02
the west side of Manhattan's #Lightbro

Today is my last full day in NYC. This trip, unlike previous visits, I spent a majority of my days walking around the city, even in the rain. While I’ve visited a few shops and seen some friends, to me, New York is just as engaging by foot as it is by bike. Check out a series of narrated photos in this Friday afternoon Gallery!

Aug 3, 2013 13 comments
NYC Street Snaps 01
Yesterday, Harry and I went on a ride.

Without New York City, I wouldn’t be who I am today and quite possibly, this site wouldn’t even exist. The people here are like family and while I may be detached from their day to day lives, I still always roll through for a quick visit when I’m in town. Lauren and I arrived late Sunday, so yesterday was our first day in town.

I swung by a few spots in Brooklyn after my friend Harry and I took a morning spin around Central Park. Later, day turned into night and I turned to some of my old digs to meet up with some old friends. Beer, bros and bikes. Just like the Brooklyn I left three years ago.

Most of these photos are quick shots, or portraits but all came from the Sony RX100… Check out some narrated photos in the Gallery!

Jul 30, 2013 9 comments
Notes on Flying with a Bicycle
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If anyone can tell you about traveling on an airplane with a bike, it’s me. I spend just about every other week flying with my bike, all over the country and the world. In doing so, I’ve established a routine that works without issue but it takes a little bit of planning before you even begin to pack.

Check out more below.

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Jul 30, 2013 65 comments
Yesterday Changed My Life…
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Over the past few weeks, I’ve been really stressed out. The Brovet helped clear my mind and allowed me some solitude to figure out where my life was headed. Making this kind of decision is easy, it’s the planning that’s the hardest part.

After three years of dating this woman, I finally made the move and bought her a ring. This is the ring for a girl who refuses to wear diamonds. A 1.5 karat Mine Cut Brilliant diamond, in a hand-carved setting that dates from approximately 1870. It’s one of the rarest stones the seller has seen and let me tell you, she loves it.

So what does this mean for the site? Nothing! Expect the same radness and yes, the occasional sappiness as you’ve come to expect over the years… I’m just incredibly happy right now.

I’m still in Vermont but I’ll be in NYC next week!

Jul 26, 2013 49 comments