Almost Heaven - Cycling in the Blue Ridge Mountains

September 15, 2014


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Have you ever ridden in the Blue Ridge Mountains?  If not, make a plan - and soon. Because the green in these pics is shortly to be replaced by spectacular autumnal colors. Mile for mile, we think there is no better place to ride and no better time to do it than in the Fall. For more information and for a host of rides with detailed maps and cue sheets, visit the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition.

Oh, and who are the people in the pics? That’s one of our customers - Alan Santos and his wife. Alan is a professional photographer who, as he puts it, "lives in an old bungalow in Silver Spring, MD with my lovely wife, two awesome kids, two sassy cats and one mellow dog. I try to live a good life.” Alan was born in the Philippines and grew up in Conyers, GA, where he picked up his first Nikon and first photography job as a freelance photographer covering the 1996 inaugural Olympic mountain bike race in Atlanta.

So how did Alan take the pics if he is on the bike? Well, thanks to a tripod, some programmed camera settings, and some legal child labor, Alan made it happen. We think talent runs in the family…don’t you?


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