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    http://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/05/tr...portraits.html

    A Cyclist on the English Landscape

    Grounded by the pandemic, a travel photographer spent the year pedaling the roads around his home, resulting in a series of poetic self-portraits.

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    I saw that earlier today. There really are some magical images in that collection.

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    A Patterson journey in living color. That was a treat. Equally alluring was the machine he was riding. A proper, comfortable, functional, practical, sportif machine that can move the body as well as the mind.

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    There is a podcast of a radio show on resonance FM by Jack Thurston called 'The Bike Show'. He doesn't post as often as he once did, but his is a slower world of biking in the vein of these photographs. He has a series of books out called 'Lost Lanes'. It is all quite good.

    http://thebikeshow.net/

    https://lostlanes.co.uk/about/

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    Beautiful images - makes me wonder how much time was spent waiting for the perfect light for the photos!
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    I hope Rapha gave him his jerseys. Great advert for them.

    Have to admire the work involved in taking photos of yourself like that. Lots of time in setup, for sure.

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    He was probably never more than 15 miles from his house for all these photos. He even manages to make Hastings look romantic which is a real accomplishment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vertical_doug View Post
    There is a podcast of a radio show on resonance FM by Jack Thurston called 'The Bike Show'. He doesn't post as often as he once did, but his is a slower world of biking in the vein of these photographs. He has a series of books out called 'Lost Lanes'. It is all quite good.

    http://thebikeshow.net/ https://lostlanes.co.uk/about/
    I’ve always liked Jack and the diverse subject matter that he selected for his podcasts. You’re right in that he doesn’t post much anymore...great airline flight listening btw. There was an episode about Eddy Merckx years back with a French song titled Bravo Eddy...don’t listen as you’ll be signing it while riding your Molteni Zanc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vertical_doug View Post
    He was probably never more than 15 miles from his house for all these photos. He even manages to make Hastings look romantic which is a real accomplishment.
    I'm no photography expert, so I don't know the technical term for this, but one thing I did notice is that most of the pictures were relatively short range shots, in a turn or with mist obscuring whatever might be in the background, with only a few of the "long view" variety, where you have either the road or the landscape stretching far into the distance.

    Personally, one of my favorite parts of riding is when I'm on a new route and I crest a hill or come 'round a bend and I'm surprised by a long, beautiful vista opening up in front of me. It doesn't happen often, but when it does at least for a while everything's perfect with the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vertical_doug View Post
    There is a podcast of a radio show on resonance FM by Jack Thurston called 'The Bike Show'. He doesn't post as often as he once did, but his is a slower world of biking in the vein of these photographs. He has a series of books out called 'Lost Lanes'. It is all quite good.

    http://thebikeshow.net/

    https://lostlanes.co.uk/about/
    "200 Years of Cycling" is my favorite episode.

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    Most importantly: what kind of bike is he riding?

    I see bar end shifters...
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    Stunning dedication.

    This has made my day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    Most importantly: what kind of bike is he riding?

    I see bar end shifters...
    "I have three bicycles but the one that appears in nearly every image is an old-school tourer custom-built for me some years ago by Mark Reilly (now of Reilly Cycleworks) back when he was the master builder for Enigma. Assisting him at the time was Matthew Sowter, now of Saffron Frameworks. So you could say it has a pedigree of the best of British framebuilding."

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntLockyer View Post
    "I have three bicycles but the one that appears in nearly every image is an old-school tourer custom-built for me some years ago by Mark Reilly (now of Reilly Cycleworks) back when he was the master builder for Enigma. Assisting him at the time was Matthew Sowter, now of Saffron Frameworks. So you could say it has a pedigree of the best of British framebuilding."
    I saw that Mark Reilly sadly passed away a week or two back. Not sure of the circumstances but there was lots of tributes on social media.
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    Yeah 53 years old :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntLockyer View Post
    "I have three bicycles but the one that appears in nearly every image is an old-school tourer custom-built for me some years ago by Mark Reilly (now of Reilly Cycleworks) back when he was the master builder for Enigma. Assisting him at the time was Matthew Sowter, now of Saffron Frameworks. So you could say it has a pedigree of the best of British framebuilding."
    Thanks - swear I read through and didn't see that info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    Thanks - swear I read through and didn't see that info.
    It wasn't on there, another photography thing of his

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