Photographer, bike rider and witty Scotsman/Austinite Sandy Carson has a new photo book available, entitled I’ve Always Been a Cowboy in my Heart. Its 128 pages of casual, funny and interesting observations which span many years. Go HERE for more info and to order a copy.
We spoke to Sandy about the book, so click below for a Q&A and a few photos from the book.
Sandy Carson is crowdfunding a new commuter backpack ( with Betabrand) for cyclists, photographers, and beer entusiasts.
“I consider this the ultimate bag for a cycling photographer, city commuter, or all-terrain weekend warrior. It serves the photographer, the commuter and those who want to be adventurous and get lost or party in the woods far away from the civilized world. Most professional photographers own two or three camera bags, but most of us want a bag that can easily hold a basic film or digital SLR, laptop, some personal belongings, and a few accessories. Finding a bag that is comfortable to ride with is the main issue and this bag is meant to solve that problem.”
Sandy Carson has put together a book documenting the aftermath of Hurricane Ike in Galveston, TX. The project was roughly 2 years in the making, and the resulting photographs are as eye-opening/shocking/wild as you can imagine. You can preview and buy the book HERE.
When it comes to trails, its pretty much a given that the lines and jumps you and your crew build will have to be named in one way or another. Needless to say, this makes for some rather interesting and unique names. Think “Dip Buzz”, “Sloth Hawk” and “Whammo” to name only a few.
With that said… I thought it would be interesting to dig deeper (no pun intended) and find out how some of these names came about.
We spoke to John Skvarla from Keyko Trails, Chris Janis from Catty Woods, Clint Reynolds from Eastside, Cody Diggs from Scituate, Jeremy Muller from La Source, Jay Lonergan from POSH, Anthony Napolitan from Wetlands and Mark Potoczny from Hazelwood to get the backstory on how some lines/jumps at their respective trails got their names. Click below.
*Please note – this is only a small portion of interesting names and respected trails out there.
It’s very possible that many of you reading this have never heard of Tread Magazine, let alone seen one. But during the mid 90’s, this magazine had a very cult-like following and was very sought after (at least to me and people I knew on the East Coast). It was kind of underground, kind of not, tied to the influential Props era and all around just awesome and interesting. I think it would be fair to liken Tread to the Albion for comparison. Tread only lasted 4 issues, but those issues were enough for it to have a lasting effect on riders from that era.