Since a very early age, I have had a passion for bicycles and bicycle riding. Unfortunately, during my adolescent and teenage
years, my daredevil nature led to things like "jumping" and BMX. Now, some 30 years, numerous broken bones and
three capped teeth later, I've opted for a little slower pace. With my bike, a couple of water bottles and my camera, I've
taken a whole new appreciation to being "up on two wheels".
Recently, I have combined an interest in photography with my love of cycling. In the spring of 2006, I decided that I was
going to attempt to photograph as much of the over 60 miles of recreational trails available to me as possible. Armed with
a film camera, I took to the trails with a vengence. My early photos were mediocre, at best. In August 2006, after a fiasco
in film developing, I purchased a small, inexpensive digital camera. Why didn't I get one sooner? The difference in picture
quality is astounding. And, I am not at the mercy of someone processing my film !!
|themanfromvan at Justus Lake - photo by Robert