Let’s see, where were we? Oh yeah. We left off with the Blackburn Rangers at the top of Granite Mountain – 7,000′ – in the Prescott National Forest. Camp was set up, we consumed calories, sat around a propane campfire and after we killed all the liquor, we settled in for the evening. The weather report called for a 60% chance of rain and temps in the low 40′s. All was well, right? Wrong…
We had a busy day ahead of us. One filled with supplying the Whiskey Off Road racers with bacon and high fives. The plan was to descend to around 4,000′ at a site right before the last climb of the day and before a stretch of technical 1-track. From there, we’d blast music and shove bacon down the gullet of any hungry racer. My job for the day was to document all the fun…
Check out the full day’s Reportage from the Whiskey Off Road race with Blackburn in the Gallery!
Manual for Speed continues their coverage of American Criteriums with an interview of Evan Murphy, a favorite of mine! See the full story at Manual for Speed.
Did you know that Criterium racing began in the United States in the 1920’s, at a time when track racing was extremely popular throughout the country. The USA CRITS website refers to crit racing as “American Street Track Racing”? Or that “Criterium” is worth 13 points in Scrabble and 16 points in Words with Friends?
Head over to Manual for Speed to read more at their introduction to American Criteriums!
The Rouge Roubaix exceeded mine and Ben from Argonaut‘s expectations. I don’t think anyone involved with that trip knew how that race would unfold. Backtrack to a few months prior, team Argonaut had the idea to pull Brian Vernor in to do a video and bring me down to shoot the race and document the new Disc Racers.
We spent the two days prior to the race testing out the bikes and looking for key vantage points to photograph the event. While Vernor got his video footage, I took some photos of the bikes and (part of the) team River City / Rapha. These photos are to be used on the Argonaut website…
Check them out in the Gallery and see the bike in person at the Aether NYC event this Friday!
I was at the first Red Hook Crit and it has indeed grown to something even David Trimble couldn’t have predicted. See more at Red Bull.
Photo by Chris Milliman
Yeah… that’s gotta hurt! Check out more photos from the Paris Roubaix at Chris Milliman‘s site!
“A short film from Salsa Cycles, Racing The Sun shares the story of Tim Ek’s 2013 Dirty Kanza 200 race, while relating it to his career helping troubled youth.”
Manual for Speed is absolutely killing it with their 2014 Paris-Roubaix coverage! Check out the coverage at MFSWTCHILLEUR.
I can’t help myself. No matter where I go, I always take my Mamiya 7ii and at least the 80mm lens. As I was packing for the Rouge Roubaix, I grabbed it, along with two rolls of 220 film, tossed it in my bag and took off for Louisiana. Most of the photos I shot were of landscapes, the vernacular, with a few Argonaut ‘lifestyle’ photos mixed in from the race.
Personally, I can never get enough of that Southern architecture and live oak trees…
Tools of the trade:
Mamiya 7ii / 80mm
Kodak Portra 400
Mark your calendars – get ready – Beat the Clock Cycling and The Radavist will be throwing one hell of an unsanctioned cross race Thursday night before Cross Nationals in Austin. There will be an afterparty, booze, fun times and prizes. More information to come.
If you’re planning on coming to Nationals in Austin, make it a week long event. I’ll make sure to keep you entertained…