#CAPTURETHERIDE - IS A PHOTOGRAPHIC SERIES SHOWCASING THE LOVE AFFAIR BETWEEN CYCLISTS AND PHOTOGRAPHY. FEATURING PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO USE THEIR SKILL SET TO CAPTURE THE RIDE IN A SERIES OF PHOTOS.
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Where do you call home?
Vancouver primarily with a good dose of the Pacific North West.
Tell us a bit about these selection of shots.
We’re lucky here in Vancouver in we have a backyard of ocean roads, climbing mountains and forested trails.The selection I chose highlights some of those rides, all within in hours ride of Vancouver. Nothing beats watching the sun rise along the ocean before heading into the forest and watching that same sunburn the morning fog off through the trees.
How did your love of photography and cycling come together?
I’ve been interested in both for a long time, and it wasn't until a trip to the states that the two passions came together. With cycling you're always seeing something new, so capturing those moments with a camera was a surprisingly simple intersection of passions. Now, the two are inseparable.
What’s the lowdown on your kit - bike and camera?
On the bike front I have three, two fixed gear bikes and my road bike. For fixed I have a Leader Renovatio track bike thats my pride and joy, and a older State Bicycle Contender which is fendered for those rainy days. My road bike is a Cannondale CAAD 10 road bike which is the adventure bike. It takes a beating on those gravel rides I’ve put it through but hasn’t let me down yet. For cameras, I have a Sony RX100M3 and a Fuji X-T1. Both have their strong suits so it depends on the ride which I take.
How do you carry your camera while riding?
Typically I use a sling so that I can shoot while riding, although with the Sony it can be put in a jersey pocket on those rainy rides. I hardly ever stage a shot so being able to capture it while on the move is crucial.
Coffee or beer after your ride?
Beer! Coffee before and during, but beer always after.
Waxing or shaving?
Wax at the start of the season, shave after that. Can’t let the hair grow back until the fall.
Garmin or no Garmin? Do you use apps to record your ride?
Garmin, although I don't post everything I record. Usually I record for personal statistics and to keep a record of where I've been, but I’m definitely more into the ride than the KOM’s.
Which adventure have you set your sights on next?
With summer around the corner there’s quite a few rides in the works. Vancouver to Portland on fixed gear bikes over 5 days and 550km is a big one, as is road bikes and gravel roads to hot springs in BC. Regardless of where we go, the adventure will be worth it.