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The Perfect Swiss Cycling Tour

In many ways, Switzerland is the land of perfection. Streets are clean. Trains are on time. Government services work. For cyclists, the Swiss perfection is embodied by the incredibly smooth asphalt of the roads, unparalleled in other countries. Or the unreal beauty of the mountains, where glaciers, lakes, cows and villages seem to have been perfectly positioned by the invisible hand of a landscaper …

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The Swiss CrissCross

January 2017 After a lifetime of mountain sport trips for both work and play, a few certainly stand out. A great experience results from more than what you did and saw, it comes from who you shared it with. The Swiss CrissCross was the perfect mix of all the right ingredients; a double crossing of Switzerland by bike, horrendous conditions, broken body parts, …

Gravel Biking the Strada dell’Assietta

Hardcore roadies—that’s what best describes Dan and I. When it comes to cycling, we are all about tarmac. We could eat switchbacks for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and still want more for dessert. Once we had this crazy idea of going on a mountain bike trip together. Seven days on the best trails of Switzerland, from Graubünden to Wallis. What …

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Cycling Switzerland’s Klausenpass

“You did what?” I could hardly believe it myself, and so I felt a little awkward repeating what most certainly did sound absurd. “The Klausenpass, I did the Klausenpass this morning.” Gathered around the lunch table, barely after noon, Janine’s family looked at me with even more curiosity. The fact that I had ridden my bike to the Klausenpass from …

An Ode to Switchbacks

I love a good curve! Be it on a trail or road, there are few things so beautiful as a well laid out turn. But not just any turn, it must meet criteria. It needs to be more than 90 degrees, ideally even more than 110. And it needs defining, with clean borders. What it turns around is equally important, …

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Cycling Photography

Last year Janine made a statement that made me very, very happy, “Let’s make 2012 the year of the bike”. Here we are, summer 2012, and it has truly become just that. Typically our summer is full of hiking, climbing and trail running trips. While we have all that on the schedule, the big projects involve pedaling. The Swiss CrissCross, which …

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Cycling Across Switzerland and The Swiss CrissCross

Perhaps the single greatest advantage of being a professional mountain sport photographer is the ability to visualize a project, develop the idea, and then photograph the experience. Our next big project is a perfect example of this – the Swiss CrissCross. It came to us one snowy winter day while discussing 2012 plans, “What if we…?” Road Biking in Switzerland …

2012 Dolomites Giro d’Italia

In 2007 I came to the Dolomites to ride my bike. I wanted to live a dream; to train and race in Italy. For four months I pedaled around, came to know most all the roads and passes, and made a lot of great friends. On the last day’s ride, I distinctly remember the moment I realized I had to …

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2009 L’Eroica Photos

Simply put, I love bikes. The culture of cycling is a large reason I have chosen to live in Italy, for the roots run deep and rich. This past weekend we headed south to Tuscany to photograph the lifestyle around the 2009 L’Eroica. An event celebrating the culture of bike racing and all things that we humans have done with …