Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Photographic Self-Indulgance

We love cycling for many reasons, and one of them is purely visual. Cycling is a very aesthetic sport, and to a greater degree, lifestlye. Whether the images be of bikes, riders, or landscapes such as the serpantine road up L'Alpe D'Huez or the brutal cobbles of the Foret du Arenburg, cycling's visual library is both vast and ever enticing. And in particular, cyclocross holds its own special place in the library of cycling imagry; raw weather, muddy courses, faces twisted in painful contortion, and empassioned fans. Of course this imagery is played out on a grand and epic scale on the legendary 'cross battlefields of Belgium, but for us MABRA/MAC cyclocrossers, we'll take what we can get, and we are very appreciative of what we have.

Here is some random photos from my 2008 cyclocross season to enjoy while I'm busy assembling a photo essay for the 2008 Capitol Cross. Thanks to Ryan Dudek who took most of these photos while cheering me on (C'MON JASON!!!). Thanks also to everybody who's snapped photos of me as well. If you see one of your pictures here, please let me know so that I can give you credit, or take them down if that is your wish.

2008 Ed Sander Memorial Cyclocross - Buckystown, MD

2008 DCCX - Washington, DC

2008 Rockburn Cross - Elkridge, MD

2008 Tacchino Ciclocross - Leesburg, VA

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