2 days ago
Monday, December 20, 2010
Posted by Traditional Bike Club Curmudgeon
Adventure Cycling Association is a Missoula based non-profit organization that publishes Adventure Cyclist magazine and an extensive array of cycling-specific maps and guide books.
Their offices are frequently visited by cross country and other long distance riders as they pass through. Since 1982, Adventure Cycling staff member Greg Siple has been taking posed, but informal photos of those riders and there are now more than 3,000 images in his collection.
A small sample of the photos along with a short description of the cyclists and their rides is currently on display in the Chase Gallery of the Spokane City Hall.
There are all sorts of riders on all sorts of equipment and I was particularly fascinated in reading about the inspirations that motivated people to undertake the challenge of a cross country ride.
The show runs through December 31st.