This is my first blog I’ve ever stood up. I was inspired by things in my life that resonated with me. The catalyst was discovering a great blog, Riding Against the Grain. It struck a chord that I identified with and really enjoyed. It covers cycling within a community of good people and honest perspectives of gear.
I wanted to create something from scratch that gave me the avenue or outlet for creative work. I hoped that by combining my love for photography with my love of bicycles, I’d produce something that people could relate to and enjoy. As I glance at my blogs stats, it shows 130,632 views since it’s creation in June 2013 and 92 awesome people who enjoy it enough to subscribe. I don’t know what those numbers mean other than they are there. I don’t think I would do anything different if those numbers had another zero at the end or if they were zero.
I’m almost two years in and I’ve learned a lot. I want to leave some breadcrumbs that capture some of these internal topics from time to time. Today, I want to write about the internal struggle that I think about most.
That dilemma is wanting to participate in rides, events, and races, and also try to capture them with photos. I have to choose between stopping for pictures and staying in the moment. Sometimes that moment is a group ride with fifteen people, sometimes that moment is in the middle of a race. It’s an unfortunate truth that I have to choose between the two.
Historically I’ve leaned more towards stopping for the picture when inspiration sticks on a ride, and I don’t think that will change. I enjoy capturing events as I see them. I enjoy looking back at my journey. I’ve had to skip some photos because in the moment, I couldn’t bring myself to get my camera out. I’ve also taken the time to capture the moment while watching the group I was riding with pedal into the distance.
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