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PhotoGlimmer: Hot Pants at L’Eroica

1 Comment 16 October 2013

There is nothing to say about this guy. Nothing to do but admire the confident thighs, the loose fitting socks, the concentration. L’Eroica is half spectacle, half historic celebration. While much of the throng is delighting in a strictly orchestrated period-specific geek-out with the fervor of Civil War re-enactment fanatics, the others are throwing together [...]

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Photoglimmer: Anza Borrego

3 Comments 28 May 2013

From a solo touring trip into the Anza-Borrego desert, 2011. Excerpted from a story first printed in peloton magazine. This photo was made just after I finally made it to the S-2. Beer Cans and Fried Tortillas When the third RV runs me off the road into the sandy shoulder, I know I won’t make [...]

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PhotoGlimmer: Wrong Turn

4 Comments 16 May 2013

Traci took a wrong turn. I had stopped to wait for the rest of the group. I was standing at the crossroads when she went by. I knew she was going the wrong way, but instead of telling her, I snapped this photo. She was too happy and it was too beautiful and I was [...]

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PhotoGlimmer: Saturdaze

3 Comments 14 May 2013

City bikes with friends. Brewery after brewery, pint after pint. 87 degrees and a little muggy. Portland explodes with people. In the park, white bodies sprawl across the grass, sail through the air after frisbees. Dogs and humanity. Babies and bums. Bodies moist with sweat, hearts saturated with sunshine. At the bottle shop, a Pliny [...]

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Photoglimmer: Rippers Undressed

Comments Off 13 May 2013

Nate Ripperton. Known to some as “Rippers”. Efficient, detail-oriented, clever, charming and hard-working; all the characteristics you would look for in a guide. He knows what you want before you want it, remembers how you like your bottles, drives a mean support van and tells jokes, some of which are actually funny. Big gold heart, [...]

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PhotoGlimmer: Strangers in Hawaii

1 Comment 05 April 2013

Hawaii was almost sullen. Bodies beached and burning. Languid. Languishing? We dove in, full-on tourist style except for a few excursions to secret beaches revealed to us by friends with local knowledge. At the Royal Kona Resort octogenarians in bright red lipstick and head kerchiefs owned the late afternoon bar scene. We stayed in a lovely [...]

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