Ice Road Photography

So far the winter has not been kind. Snow has been scarce, freezing rain, ice, and sleet have been plentiful, and my riding has been limited to just two rides in 2017 thus far. My first ride on New Year’s Day on wonderfully groomed fat bike trails, and my second was a twenty-two mile loop on dirt roads near my home that were slick, frozen sheets of solid ice. The ride was dare not attempted with regular tires, and even after swapping over to the expensive, but worth every penny, 45NRTH Dillinger 4 studded tires I still often found myself with a kung-fu death grip on the bars; rolling along muttering prayers to the Ride Gods in hopes of keeping my collarbone–and my camera–intact.

A ride on snow pack would have been much more welcomed, but regardless of conditions I was happy to be out on my bike with my camera. For this ride I used my Nikon D7100 and the versatile Nikkor 18-200 zoom. Here’s a look at a few of the shots I captured during my time out on the ice.

Oh, and for the record, I was supposed to be at the Farmhand Fat Bike race shooting photos, but it was postponed to February 26th due to icy trail conditions.

Thanks for looking.

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