I have found there is a special kind of silence that can only be heard during the first real snow of the year.
I have both driven and ridden my bike over the Indian River Inlet bridge many times since they rebuilt it in 2012. Every time I cross at night, I am completely blown away by how beautiful it is. On my last visit I had my tripod and the rest of my inaugural roll of Cinestill 800 from the The York County Fair.
Fun Fact: Halation, according to the Google, is the spreading of light beyond its proper boundaries to form a fog around the edges of a bright image in a photograph or on a television screen. It is also the primary reason that I have fallen in love with so many Cinestill 800 photos. The halation, especially of red light, is absolutely incredible and really makes it feel straight out of an old movie.
A few months ago during my PHL -> NYC Shop Visit Extravaganza! I finally picked up a roll of Cinestill 800, a tungsten motion picture film that was adapted for still photography. For my first go at it, I brought a tripod along to the York County Fair.
There are few things I cherish more than cruising Upper Bucks County in late October and it was great to share it with my good buddy Dan. I've slowly started bringing a little Olympus Stylus with me and was experimenting with shooting position and proximity. This ride also included incredible baked oatmeal and coffee from one of my all time favorite spots.
I found some good people on a sunny day in the middle of a field. They offered me beer and love and only asked for the same in return. A fair trade I would say.
Finally! The second installment of From Where I Ride is here. This time I lugged my trusty K1000 around good ole Bucks County! Many of these roads are amongst my favorites and although I ride them with some frequency, there is always something new to see. From a hungry Tyrannosaurus rex to a flock of butterflies, you never quite know what you're going to run into. With a few steeper climbs than my average ride, this one really got that blood pumpin'!
The first Ford Mustang was introduced in 1964 and changed the face of American sports cars forever.
This tower is one of maybe a handful of concrete towers that dot the Delaware shoreline. They were built during World War II with the purpose of defending US shores from German submarines. Most of the towers lay abandoned and are permanently inaccessible.
Below is a small collection of photos shot on Lomochrome Purple of the elevated section of the abandoned Reading Viaduct. I have been lucky enough to spend a great deal of time exploring both the elevated and subterranean sections of the viaduct and it is truly a special place. A small portion of the elevated section is currently under construction and slowly being turned into a beautiful park for everyone to enjoy! I'm excited to see what the future holds for this place.
If you are interested in reading more about The Rail Park or taking a tour, check out the Friends of the Rail Park website.
Some snaps of the sky from my first visit to Coney Island, what a strangely photogenic place.
Julie Byrne opening for Vagabon February 25, 2017 at PhilaMOCA
For some time now I have been itching to undertake a more significant destination ride. A few weeks ago I took some time off to ride from base camp in Doylestown, PA to Brooklyn for a few days of friends, food, music and most importantly, BIKE SHOPS. Cities I have not yet been to excluded, NYC, Brooklyn specifically, is the mecca of bike shops. While I was in town I made sure to stop by the three at the top of my list and happened to have my trusty K1000 on hand.
The first stop and quite possibly my favorite shop, Deluxe! This is the first time I've been to their new location, a larger room in the same building. Deluxe always has an incredible collection of old steel and I think it's so rad that a majority of the new bikes they carry are from companies building bikes right here in 'merica (Wraith, ///LOW, No. 22, Affinity, etc.). I love that there is always someone hanging around the shop excited to take time and chat.
Maglia Rosa NYC
Next stop Maglia Rosa! I first found out about this shop at the Philadelphia Bike Expo. The owner had Chris Bishop build a bike for him which was then painted by VeloColour. The bike was in the Bishop booth and absolutely stunning; I knew I had to check out the shop. Maglia Rosa is a really cool coffee shop (Nutella waffle highly recommended) with a few unique old builds hanging on the walls, the tiniest Bianchi I have ever seen and a very special collection of custom bikes from upper echelon builders like Seven and Festka. THERE'S A COLNAGO IN THE BATHROOM.
King Kog NYC
The final stop on my Brooklyn bike shop extravaganza was King Kog. Originally from Oakland, CA, King Kog had some of the wildest track frames and complete builds I have laid eyes on; Zipp trispokes, HED discs, Super Record, Phil Wood, AARN, bling from wall to wall. They also helped me out with a loose spoke that seemed to develop over the course of my journey and had the most pleasant Chihuahua watching the door.
Until Next Time NYC!
Tycho May 4, 2017 at Brooklyn Steel