Here Andrew and Ben head deeper into the canyon. This was still the glorious part of the canyon where we could still ride. I like this shot quite a bit with the canyon wall, the curvy road, blue sky and the rock. Even though I know what comes after this, it still makes me want to go back and ride there.
Hope your Friday and weekend go great.
Last night spiraled out of control for me (In a good way!) As a result, I spent the evening processing about 20 images for a non cycling publication to review. But, since I did spend the evening working on photos, I thought I’d share one that I ran across that jarred my memory and got me excited to ride fatbikes in the snow. Don’t get me wrong, I am not ready for snow yet, but looking back at these pictures really got me fired up.
Anyway, up way too late last night working. That’s all I’ve got for you today.
I am taking a break here @ ImagineGnat. I am headed out to test my mind, my body and my equipment. Time to learn something new about myself, my world and my gear. See you all on the 29th or 30th back here.
We are on our final stretch of fall athletics. Last night my boy had his final cross country meet. That shot above is on the final 200 yards. He ran a good race and he was happy with his season. I sure love the determination of that kid. This week will also mark the final week of soccer for both my boy and my girl.
No words needed. Get out and ride folks. Have a great weekend.
Shameless Self Promotion – That’s today’s post. Some might remember once I posted about some words I got from Chase Jarvis. One of his old posts read, “Do what you love. Pimp your work.” Today, I get to share my love of mixing bikes and photography and at the same time pimp some of my work. Yesterday Salsa Cycles, my place of employment, updated their website and they chose some of my images for their page headers for their new bikes. Check them out and make sure you click the link above to check out Salsa Cycles updated website.
Colossal – Oden, Utah
El Mariachi – Kyoto, Japan
Fargo – Niigata, Japan
Fargo Ti – Missoula, Montana
Horsethief – Snow Basin – Eden, Utah
- Mukluk – Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Vaya Travel – Noto Peninsula, Japan
Crazy to think these trips and images are all in a 12 month span. Yep, it’s been quite a year and I’m thankful that I get to do what I do.
Check out SalsaCycles.com.
Today, you get 2 posts. The second one is coming in about 10 minutes. Why 2 posts?
Well…I thought that 13 years of marriage deserved it’s own post. The last 13 years have been the best in my life. My life is truly incredible thanks to my wife and I can’t wait to see where our life long journey leads us?! Love you babe!
After a record month here on the Imaginegnat blog, it’s time for a break. This one is a big one too. I’m out and about for the next 3 weeks. I’m taking some personal time for me as well as a bike trip with my Salsa Fargo to a far away land. I’ll officially be back here blogging around the 21st or 22nd of May. I’ll likely have a few random posts between now and then from who knows where?
In blog terms, this break comes at an inopportune time. It’s not recommended to take a break when things are going so well. However, this blog doesn’t pay the bills and I’ll be honest, I need to be out there to find inspiration for in, or on, here. This is a needed break and my longest since I started blogging several years ago. I wouldn’t be doing it if I didn’t feel it was needed. I expect to come back with loads of inspiration, stories as well as some fun imagery. I sure hope you keep coming back and stick with me through this break.
Have a great week folks. Stay tuned and expect a surprise post or two.
It’s beautiful out there. Life is everywhere. Grass is green. The sky is blue. The blossoms are in full bloom. Stunning. The other day while out on a nice long Fargo ride, I stopped to take a few pics.
Taking time to get the right composition.
Here's the final composition. Too bad that bench is behind the front wheel.
Yeah, it was a good day. I think I’m going to go by here today to see if I can get the full bloom on film and without distraction behind the bike.
Have a great weekend. I’m in Iowa in spirit supporting my friends that are at Trans Iowa. GT, if you see this you are in my thoughts and prayers. Thanks for putting on such an event. Wally, wish I could be there shooting pics with you. Riders, too many of you to list, but gosh darn it giver heck. Can’t wait to hear your stories.
Cuyuna blue sky - Spring 2012
Even though it was a rainy weekend here, it was an incredible weekend. It started Friday with a work outing up at Cuyuna. If any of you are reading this from in an around Minneapolis or in the great state of MN and you have not ridden there yet, you really need to go. It really is a great trail network with a great local community. Last year I went up and it felt and looked like new trails. After thousands of riders and a MN winter, the trails are worked in and the growth is coming back and narrowing the single track. The day we got was perfect too and added to the experience. It was spectacular.
Riding up at Cuyuna really maid me realize just how much I miss riding my mountain bike. I’m embarrassed to say that last Friday was the first time I’ve ridden my mountain bike off road this year (excluding Mukluking). It was great and a bit painful. Painful because I realize how much different it is than riding my gravel on my Fargo or snow/sand riding on my Mukluk. It felt so good. Once again I really need to do more mountain biking as I love it and think that it will help me build much needed strength. I left the weekend with I gotta finish my Horsethief soon. I’m one rear wheel and a brake bleed from riding my Horsethief.
The tough streets of Apple Valley......
This weekend also marked the weekend that my kids got new bikes. They moved up in wheel size and got gears. They are pretty darn excited about that and think they are pretty tough. We are already planning our rides and some adventures. I can’t wait!
Not much else to say today. Gotta get to work and hit it hard this week.