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.