Category Archives: 35mm
Trevor Hughes Documented 90′s Toronto Bike Messengers

Photos by Trevor Hughes

Before the #MessLife hashtag, photographers like Trevor Hughes took to the streets with their 35mm cameras to document the lives of bike messengers. Projects like this inspire me to get out more with my camera and that’s saying something. These are some of the best messenger portraits I’ve seen. Love the Fat City Cycles cap!

See the full photoset at Trevor’s Flickr!

Jan 20, 2014 11 comments
West America’s New Shop in Whistler

I’m not into motos at all, but I can respect individuals like Jordan and James over at West America. They’re both unique artists and have inspired people to get outdoors. Introduction aside, this article really blew me away. After leaving Portland, James built this work shed in Whistler from salvaged materials, for around $1,000. The architect in me is loving its simplicity!

Whistler’s a huge MTB haven and I’d love to check it out one day, when I do, I’m pretty sure there’s room for my bike in the shed and a few trees for my hammock.

Head over to West America for the full story!

Also, Hufnagel is still selling that SS porteur if anyone’s interested!

Jan 20, 2014 11 comments
Have a Great Weekend!
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I know it’s kind of shitty for me to skip out on a Friday to go mountain biking, but the trails ’round these parts get crowded on the weekend. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Jan 17, 2014 4 comments
Brown to El Prieto
... that's better!

When it comes to Los Angeles mountain biking, Brown is one of the most common trails. On the weekend, it’ll be packed with people climbing up the fire road and then bombing down El Prieto, a technical trail, best described as having lots of consequences.

Drop-offs down ravines, sharp turns, protruding rocks, slippery descents. It’s a blast. One morning Moi, Sean, Kyle, Ty and I headed to do a quick 14 miles and 2,000′ before Golden Saddle Cyclery opened for the day.

Tools of the trade:
Yashica T4 / Fuji Neopan 400

Jan 16, 2014 12 comments
Tytanium Life

One person that’s constantly inspiring me in life is Ty from Golden Saddle Cyclery. From crushing the Tour Divide, to riding his fatbike to the top of Baldy (10,000′) in the middle of winter and just general radness. Ty’s always got a camera on him when he seeks out one of his epic rides and I’ve rarely seen any of the photos.

Now he’s got a Tumblr called Tytanium Life. Head over, follow him and stay tuned. I’m sure you’ll see some familiar faces in the mix.

Jan 15, 2014 5 comments
Wheelie Wednesdayz

I love picking up film from the lab, especially when it’s just in time for #WheelieWednesdayz.

Jan 15, 2014 2 comments
PiNP 2013: A Year in Photos
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Where do I even begin with 2013? If I can say anything about PiNP, it’s that the site is ever-evolving, much like cycling and my own experiences with it. As my own habits change, so does the content. Looking back over the past twelve months, I still can’t wrap my head around how much I traveled. It was overwhelming at times, but in the end, worth it.

So where do we begin? How about with the first Photoset: a new camera.

Check out the PiNP 2013: A Year in Photos below!

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Dec 30, 2013 22 comments
Happy Holidays!

I just wanted to thank all the viewers, friends and sponsors of PiNP. You’ve made 2013 a great year! Enjoy the holidays with your friends and family.

Dec 25, 2013 5 comments
One of Those Golden Saddle Rides
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Photos by Kyle Kelley

Yesterday morning, Ty, Kyle, Sean, Moi and myself went out on a MTB ride. On the agenda: up to the top of Brown and down El Preito. I’d never done the full Brown climb before, the last time my rental bike broke down half way up the climb, so I was ready to see what all the fuss was.

We climbed up around 2,000′ from the trail head, soaked in the views of the Angeles Forest and bombed back down the double track to the El Preito entrance. On the way down, Ty found the elusive fatbike air!

El Preito was a lot of fun, especially on the Tallboy LTC. Tight switchbacks, rocky, technical descents down to stream crossings and lots of areas with “consequence” if you’re not paying attention. Basically, yes, it is an exceptional ride and worth doing if you haven’t!

Even though I’ve barely scratched the surface of all that Los Angeles has to offer on a MTB, I can say that what I’ve seen so far has me wanting more!

Check out a few more of Kyle’s photos below!

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Dec 14, 2013 9 comments