It’s a tough choice – giving up cycling or photography? Weekend is shorter now with addition chores and obligations. Biking has always been a part of my life since the age of 8. Growing up in Viet Nam, that was ‘the’ way to get around. Even on a date. I remember in my 6th grade, a bunch of us decided to skip our “practical electrical” class and biked across town from Sài Gòn to Thủ Đức. Came along with us was Khánh Ly, whom I had a crushed on since my very first day at the new school, Trần Văn Đang. She was a beautiful girl with long hair and big brown eyes and not to mention she was smart. I’ve tried to look up my friends, of course including Khánh Ly, when I was in Viet Nam but have failed to do so. After 22+ years, I am still enjoying every ride.
Photography, however, has given me a brand new persepection and interpretation of how I see the world as well as the world I see. This weekend I am trying something new that I’ve not done before. I lugged my DSLR with me on my extended Pescadero loop ride – 50+ miles. Here are some images I captured along my ride.
This is one of my favorite. One ride five settings all in one – country roads, green redwood forest, the Pacific ocean, challenging climb and technical downhill. It’s worth every sweat.