Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Varina

BikeWorksNorth
8:04 PM
Nikon D3100
1/60 sec. @F3.5

There isn't often a Tuesday night at BikeworksNorth that Varina doesn't clean maintain her commuter bike. You'll find Varina at a work bench quietly working away like last night when she studiously cleaned and lubricated a coaster brake hub.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Keith

8Pm
Bikeworks North
Fujifilm X100
1/30 sec. F2

Keith, a year 'round cyclist does some maintenance on his winter bike - like removing the battery powered strip lights wound around the bike's frame. Those lights must have looked great on Saturday's "Brite Lite Winter Nite Bike Ride"!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Lani and Dave








3:45 Pm
Baril Creek Trail
near Kananaskis Country
IPhone 6

Here are two hardcore cyclists on their way home from a week of maintaining the Great Divide Trail. Lani in the front has four full panniers and is wearing a backpack while Dave in the rear has a backpack, two panniers and is pulling a B.O.B. trailer full of gear.
Among other things, these guys are carrying paint, paint brushes and a chainsaw with fuel.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Robert

6:09 Pm
BikeWorks North
Fujifilm X100
1/100 sec. F2

Smiling like a Cheshire cat, Robert, a year 'round cyclist, poses with his bike before beginning his shift at the northern location of Edmonton's oldest community bike shop.
Robert proudly showed me how clean his drive train was after installing a mudflap on his front fender.  He encouraged me to make one of my own by handing me a milk carton and a pair of scissors.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Andreas

January 20, 2015
7:14 Pm
BikeWorks North
Fujifilm X100
1/250 sec F2.8


Without a wide enough lens it was necessary to tilt the camera to get both Andreas (pronounced undress) and his Japanese commuter bike into the frame.  It seems that Andreas bought this particular set of wheels at this bike co-op and with only a small amount of repair, it has turned into one of his favourite bikes.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Phil



10am
CITY TV
Jasper Avenue
Nikon D3100
1/300 sec, F8


A year 'round cyclist, Phil is proud of his Canadian (and union) made Rocky Mountain which he has maintained beautifully for a number of years.  While it does get pretty dirty in the winter, Phil does manage to keep it spotless.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

John and Marica

Kettle Valley Railway
1:54 Pm
Between Westbridge and Rhone
Canon PowerShot A460
1/500sec F16

These two Dutch cyclists have been on the road for two and a half weeks having started their bike trip in Calgary.  Their flight from Amsterdam landed at the C.I.A, (Calgary International Airport) and they unpacked their bikes, slung on the panniers and hit the road.

Their plan was to cycle to Vancouver and then fly back home.  Speaking of home - the first thing that John said was "Holland is very flat.  Canada has a lot of hills!"