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Seeing my Facebook feed blow up with these kind of posts the past week I thought that maybe I’d sneak by without a mention…but leave it to a living legend in the mountain bike photography game Mike Riemer to nominate me to post a riding/racing photo every day for 10 days.

Bike Photo Day 1: Joe’s Ridge, Fruita, Colorado. September 22, 2003

This photo is special because it was taken during Laura and my first big trip together.  We set out from Minnesota in my Honda Accord, bikes loaded on the roof,  with a destination of Moab, Utah and a stop in Fruita, Colorado to see my old friend Joe Wilcox.  I can still remember the Accord getting passed by semi trucks in the mountain passes.  I also am pretty sure I get the worst boyfriend award for taking Laura on some trails that were most certainly above her level but like everything she has ever done she was awesome at it.

The photo itself was created using a mini tripod and the timer release.  I sent Joe and Laura off down the trail, pushed the shutter button and started the countdown in my head before riding into the shot.

Camera: Nikon D1h
Focal Length: 24mm
Shutter Speed: 1/320
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 200

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