From the top of Mont Salève looking at France and Switzerland, and where mountain bikers take the tram up and ride down. More on this destination when we’re back in the States. For now, a photo from the shoot.
In Geneva for a few days, before London, and taking photos with the Sony A7RII. This Insta was from last night on a Lake Geneva path. See my first impressions of the latest mirrolesss from Sony on Medium Bicycles, when I took a break from the bike to shoot Formula One in Austin.
On November 6, Trekbikes.com will offer a free 24-hour online screening of unReal. A film that celebrates breaking free from the confines of reality and venturing into a boundless world, unReal has been hailed as an “instant bike film classic”. Here, glacial walls transform into mountain bike trails, rain and snow aren’t the only elements to fall from the sky, and thousand-pound mammals become riding partners. This film is dedicated to the dreamers, the rule-breakers, the ones who never grow up, the ones who know the secret—the ones who know the way into the unReal world.
Today we’re debating road disc, tire widths, and blinding each other at night on the path with bright lights – safety just came up too with the RedBull Rampage. Back then, in the olden times, it was the Battle of the Safeties:
Cartoon depicts the looming battle between Safety Bicycles and Safety Ordinaries like the Kangaroo. Artist G. Moore makes it clear who the winner will be.
At the beginning of the 20th century, road bikes had already assumed the basic shape that we recognize today, the “safety bicycle.” The rider sits behind the steering axis, pedals/cranks driving the rear wheel through a drivetrain, usually employing gearwheels and a chain.
Source: G. Moore | Canada Science and Technology Museum via Google Cultural Institute.