Category Archives: film
Gone Campin’
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The winter is the time of year to camp in Austin. Some of the Beat the Clock Cycling club guys and I will be spending the weekend camping and riding a nice loop I put together in the middle of hill country. While I doubt I’ll be maxed out in gearing like I was in this photo, there will be a lot of climbing and a lotta dirt. I can’t wait!

Regular posting will commence on Sunday but I’ll be posting to Instagram @JohnProlly all weekend!

Jan 31, 2014 9 comments
#GoYonder Let’s Do That Again!

Looking at the photos on Yonder Journal today reminded me of how fun it is to go on rides like that. I still can’t get over how incredible the roads were, like above for instance. I’ve got a ton of film photos I’ll post at some point, but this one is doing it for me right now.

Jan 28, 2014 2 comments
Recent Roll: Stanridge Speed and Death Spray Custom Highstreet Track
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I’m usually pretty good at keeping my film in check. Especially on my Mamiya 7ii. It literally costs me $2 every time that shutter button is pressed. So you can imagine my regret when I went to load a new roll of film after shooting some photos at Standridge Speed, to find my camera was loaded with Kodak TMAX 400 black and white.

I had just photographed one of the raddest bikes, with the brightest and most elaborate paint jobs, in black and white film, yet it still does Death Spray Custom some justice. To top it off, I left all my extra film at home, so I couldn’t shoot more.

For a full color Gallery, shot digitally, head over to last year’s Beautiful Bicycle post.

Jan 28, 2014 3 comments
All This Talk About Australia

Has me missing it! This day was so incredible on so many levels. I was excited to be riding new roads and we ended up rescuing a Wedgetail Eagle. These photos are from a lost roll of film I just found from Australia. Read up more on this ride, right here.

Jan 24, 2014 Comments are OFF
Yonder Journal: Skid Town Bicycles

During the Mythical State of Jefferson Brovet (the ride where I didn’t bonk), we met this character named Kevin Krueger who makes Skid Town Bicycles. These things were built specifically for bombing fireroads and double track and while there ain’t much information on the ‘net about these klunkers, Yonder Journal did manage to capture a few suave gents posing on some of Kevin’s machines.

I felt like it was worth sharing today, especially with Bene’s Trek gracing the front page of the site.

From what I can gather, the Mythical State of Jefferson Brovet is almost ready to launch. I can’t wait to see the photos from that ride!

Jan 23, 2014 5 comments
Recent Roll: Long Live Summer

I keep finding rolls of film in the bottom of my bags and stuffed in with unexposed rolls. It makes for a pleasant surprise, especially when it reminds of my time in Minneapolis this past summer. Jeff’s got one killer van and we had a blast loading it up and hitting the trails at Lebanon on the Krampus.

Speaking of Minneapolis, I’m pretty sure I’ll be at Frostbike. See ya there?

Jan 22, 2014 5 comments
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
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