No Shortage of Stories to Tell… Eventually

The last few days have been a whirlwind of activity and photography which explains why there have been so few words posted since the Cat's Hill Race. Thursday I spent an illuminating three hours with Phil Wood & Co shooting their stellar products for an upcoming Embrocation magazine feature, Friday I was in Morgan Hill at Specialized Bicycles for more photography and a chance to get dusted by the Lunch Ride crew. They did, I was.

Saturday and Sunday I photographed 13 pairs of cycling gloves, edited and printed a mountain of work and still managed to squeeze in a 30-mile trail ride Sunday afternoon with Juli. This morning I was back at Phil Wood for a couple of hours, flew home to grab my bike for the ride in, took care of regular Monday business, then high-tailed it home on the bike before driving North to Palo Alto and dinner with Simon Mottram and Slate Olson from Rapha. Palo Alto resident and Slipstream President, Matt Johnson stopped by and chatted for a while. Tough day for his team today with Christian Vande Velde breaking a couple of ribs and having to retire from the Giro.

Tomorrow I catch a 6am flight to Portland for a much-anticipated day with Brian Palmer of the washingmachinepost. We're scheduled to visit with Sacha White at Vanilla and Ed Dalton at Showers Pass. Wednesday morning its back to Phil Wood for more photography.

Tip from Matt: The rest of this year's Giro will be broadcast on a pay-per-view basis by Universal Sports using the same Adobe-powered Race Tracker technology that was universally praised during the Tour of California. Individual stages are $3.95 and the whole race is $34.95. Tune in.

With a bit of luck the glove feature will be up Thursday... promise.

8 Responses to No Shortage of Stories to Tell… Eventually

  1. That’s funny universal sports is broadcasting the Giro on TV for free where I live. Guess I’m lucky. I’ve heard that the lunch time rides at Specialized are a killer. I’d love to go on one.

  2. Matthew says:

    RE, I can’t find any reference to paid-coverage on their site. My guess is that the basic stream will continue to be free, but full-enhanced coverage will be available.

    I’m going to as @universalsports in a few minutes.

  3. Kurt says:

    It appears that the workload of this project is getting a bit intense. I hope your going to add in a few more rides and a little sleep from time to time.


  4. BR says:

    And on top of that he delivered a large professional quality (what else?) print of the boys from Cat’s Hill to my home on Saturday night. The boys and I presented it to her on Mother’s Day. Thanks Michael & Juli.

  5. Kurt says:

    Just saw you in a vid clip on WMP. River City Cycles looks like a shop prepared to do mucho volume in repair work. How many mechanics do they employ?

  6. Hey!
    We’re coming to San Jose for a week of work and riding starting on the 18th. Let me know if you’d like to catch a spin at some point. Weds/Thurs are out, the rest is flexible.