Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Crowe Custom Motorcycles

Crowe Custom, originally uploaded by Andy Waterman.
I shot this whilst visiting Jordan @ last week in Portland.
Jordan shares his workspace with James Crowe @ - Jordan makes bicycles, James customises motorbikes. It's a cool set-up and the two guys were super welcoming.
There will be more about Jordan and Portland bike builders in an up coming issue of Rouleur magazine -
Some of this will make its way into my magazine too -

Shot on a Bronica SQ with Fuji Portra 800 film and a 50mm lens.

Crowe Custom

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Death outside the gunstore

Death outside the gunstore, originally uploaded by Andy Waterman.
Day two of our stay in the US, 8am, rush hour, we heard a loud bang out on the street. There was a guy lying in the middle of the road and two other bodies outside the gun store - that brick building in the back. There were sirens and police and the snow was cold and white, like the sheets they laid over the bodies.
Our minds were racing. Had they tried to rob the gun store? Was it a shooting? What kind of idiot tries to rob a gun store?
It wasn't until the evening when we saw the TV news we found out the truth. Two guys had stolen a car, they were pursued by police, they crashed the car into a pylon, throwing them both from the car, and killing a pedestrian in the process.
The guy in the road, the car thief, survived.
Welcome to America.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Chris King

CHRIS KING, originally uploaded by Andy Waterman.
Met the man himself yesterday. There's more over on the Privateer blog -

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

File under framebuilder

File under framebuilder, originally uploaded by Andy Waterman.
I'm now in Oregon, and today we visited Rolf wheels and Winter bikes in Eugene. It rained all day - it's not stopped in 24hrs - but I like this place. The people are good and the beer is nice, and vice versa.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Life is good!

life is good, originally uploaded by Andy Waterman.

Factory visit, Cane Creek cycling components

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Louisville CX Masters Worlds course

Louisville CX worlds course, originally uploaded by Andy Waterman.
I'm racing the World Masters this weekend for Rouleur. It is hellish. I'm not being melodramatic when I say its like the Somme.
My race is tomorrow, Friday. When we were at the course today it started snowing, and since then the temperature has dropped to 25f, which is somewhere in the minus figures in centigrade.
I.E. Fucking cold
I'm dreading it, and not just because it's cold and miserable, but because I'm really underprepared with what I could bring - no spare bike, no wheels, no bags of kit to keep me warm and dry.
You forget how much you rely upon being able to drive to races to take all the gear you need.
Also, since my training ride in the freezing rain this morning, I've got a really sore knee – as most of the course is only really passable on foot now that means PAIN.
One more hour of suffering and the season is over. I can't wait.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Shear Wizardry

Shear Wizardry, originally uploaded by Andy Waterman.
I'm in Louisville, Kentucky, and I'm thinking about getting a haircut.