Friday, November 20, 2009

Monday Close-up: Restless riding

"Matt Codina pedals around on the top level of the Wells Fargo parking garage in Provo on his fixed gear bicycle, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009. Fixed geared bicycles, or fixies, are old-school racing bicycles. They are light, fast and feature literally no bells and whistles - No brakes, one gear and no coasting."

I was frustrated with trying to ride my heavy mountain bike on the road, so on a whim I found a great deal on a fixed gear bicycle (Photo by Chris Detrick) in some local Utah classified.

The day I purchased it, I took it down to work to hopefully ride around when not shooting. But then I was given an assignment literally a couple blocks away. So I hopped on my bicycle and pedaled away.

While shooting a building mug shot, a guy on a green fixie rode by me. Intrigued, I pedaled over and started talking with him.

Without boring you with unneeded words, I turned my new obsession for riding a fixed gear bicycle into my November Monday Close-up.

The guys I followed for a couple days were an awesome group of dudes and not only did I have fun shooting stills, video and writing the article, but I learned a lot.

Wish my video would have came together a little better, but it is what it is. More photos to come.

You can check the article here and the video here.


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