December 5, 2009

First Friday Showcase and Cyclocross Nationals in Bend, Oregon


As some of you know, we live in Bend, Oregon because the outdoors are a fingertip away.  In fact, our house is within a 5 minute bike path to the head of Phil’s trail, the mountain biking haven.  We ski, we climb, we bike.  Cyclocross in recent years, a unique segment of the sport that is biking, has flourished in this area (especially Portland, Or) and includes dirt, dust, mud, snow, stairs, barriers, hills….etc.  It’s the dirty kind of biking.  My biking/racing habits have been overcome by photography recently; however, we still participate in the biking community of Bend, Oregon.

Footzone was the host of this month’s First Friday Art Walk in downtown Bend where we showcased black and white photos of recent years local Cyclocross madness. Combined with next week’s ‘Cross Culture art + bike’ showing (in honor of Cyclocross Nationals in Bend), we’re deviating from the clean images of wedding photography (just for the moment) just to show you some fun.

Here’s a few from last night’s gathering!  If you couldn’t make it – join us next Friday to kick-off Nationals 🙂  Grrrrrrr…

A good crowd the whole night of friends and random art walkers…

The racer, Angela Mart, looking in the mirror – okay a photo of her 🙂

Truffles and wine – my favorite 🙂  Any food is really my favorite….

Good friends Chad and Sarah with their family swung by for a visit (that’s Ethan in the middle).


Niels Albert is the best cyclocrosser of the moment. I saw him ride in Overijse last weekend!