Category Archives: randomness
Enjoy the Outdoors Today

Nature is so metal…

While you’re reading this, I’m most likely sleeping, recovering from a long day trip down to the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. Hey, driving all day really takes it out of ya. Apologies for the slow weekend, it’s my last few days in Melbourne and I’m trying to squeeze in some riding time. I’ll catch up on Monday with more Photosets…

For now, check out more photos at my Flickr and get out on your bike today!

Nov 3, 2013 4 comments
It’s Been Great Hanging at Shifter Bikes

When I’m in Melbourne, I usually set up my desk at Shifter Bikes and it’s not just because I enjoy shooting all of the Beautiful Bicycles that come through the door. I really enjoy Dan’s company and being able to rant with someone about life’s little difficulties… Blah blah blah bicycles.

With the Melbourne Cup coming this weekend he’s closing shop, so today will be the last day I’ll be there working. If you’re out and about, or you’ve got a bike to share, swing by!

Oct 31, 2013 Comments are OFF
I Understand the Part About Coffee

NSMB lays down the 30 or so steps to becoming a mountain biker. I skipped all this and went straight to coffee. Where’s the part about growing out your leg hair and leaving your lycra at home? That ain’t happening…

Oct 24, 2013 12 comments
Deux North: Hunt 3 Trailer

It’s been over a year since Deux North took us on a journey. Here’s their latest:

“Deux North, a cycling brand started by brothers James and Dylan Nord, is out to tell a different kind of story. Using primarily short documentary films these stories aren’t just about racing or riding your bike; they are about the passion behind the obsession, the freedom felt while riding, and the things we learn about ourselves and others in the saddle. It’s the kind of story you have to go out and create, or in their words, hunt.

This is the trailer for Hunt 3, a third in a series of ten trips around the world that involve beautiful roads, fast bikes, surprising people, and a natural setting that’s quite different from the brand’s home in New York City. This particular trip took a group of 5 riders, or hunters, to upstate New York. Setting up camp outside of the small town of Boonville, they split time documenting the local lumberjack competition and hundreds of miles of gorgeous riding.”

I gotta say, I’m pretty stoked on seeing more from Boonville!

Oct 21, 2013 1 comment
I Thought This Was Nice
PaintedCampy

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
Zion
Strawfoot and Mudfoot

So there we were, planning our drive to Las Vegas for Interbike when Andy throws out the idea “mates, let’s go to the Grand Canyon”, like it’s on the way or something. Personally, I’d rather spend a day or two riding in LA than on the road, so I schemed with Kyle on how to convince the Aussie that there are perfectly fine parks not as far out of the way.

Solution: Zion National Park. We’d drive straight through Vegas and head two hours east. Get there in time to swim and then go on a hike before camping that night. Simple enough. So we drove and landed in Zion with two hours of sunlight remaining. Our agenda: Angel’s Landing.

I had one roll of film left.

See more in the Gallery!

Tools of the trade:
Leica M7 / Zeiss 28mm / Fuji Pro400H

Oct 11, 2013 14 comments
The End of Summer Bummers
RecentRoll-COVER

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