A little Fruita MTB video action!

My producing of the 'happy snaps' has been slow as of late, so I wanted to share an early attempt at working with my new GoPro.  My wife and I headed out to Fruita, Colorado recently for some mountain biking action along the 18 Road trail system.  I'm just learning the in's & out's of working with video, both shooting and editing so I hope you enjoy this early attempt! https://vimeo.com/53995901


Morning View

So I've been riding my bikes a whole more than taking photos as of late.  Which is kind of hard to complain about since cycling is number one life-long passion over pretty much everything else.  I'm hoping to get back to more blogging and taking photos soon (actually have a backlog of stuff to edit) but for now enjoying the summer weather and my riding my bike nearly everyday will suffice.

Road 2 Victory 2012

This past week I once again had the pleasure of taking part in the Road 2 Victory charity bike ride that benefits the Davis Phinney Foundation.  Although this time around my 'part' was slightly different as I had a previous personal commitment that I needed to attend.  I was fretting about the scheduling conflict until I phoned fellow photographer Ed Graham.  He quickly agreed to step up and take the reigns for me this year to capture the behind the lens action.  Ed's creativity and easy-going style were a natural match for the event and I knew the ride would get the coverage it needed and deserved. As I suspected, Ed didn't let down.  As I've been combing through the photos this week, I truly felt as if I attended the ride this year.  He did a stellar job capturing the emotion and importance of the Road 2 Victory.  Being a part of such a great event is a true honor.  Watching so many fellow cyclists turn out each year is amazing and the event is only getting bigger.

This year was made even more special by several pro cyclists joining the ride.  Recent US Pro Championship winner Timmy Duggan, BMC rider Taylor Phinney and Garmin riders Christian Vande Velde and Alex Howes were in attendance!  It was great seeing so much support from the pro ranks and also seeing the Phinney family ride together again.

Prints and digital downloads are available for purchase at my website - nicklasurephotography.com.  15% of all sales will be donated to the Davis Phinney foundation!

Taylor Phinney

Victory lap for riders with Parkinson's.

Colterra is a yearly sponsor and caterer. Yum!

The Phinney's ride again!

The family that rides together, stays together!

Post ride refreshments courtesy of Boulder Beer!

Thanks for another great year and don't forget to check Ed's gorgeous work - Ed Graham Photography.