Mike Jones forces the pace near 
the KOM line.

05.26.05 : Captech Classic-Richmond, VA

SoProJones (Health Net) drives the early break up the climb.
Mike Jones and Stefano Barberi are 
the sole survivors of the threatening early race break.

05.26.05 : Captech Classic-Richmond, VA

The ghosts of Mike Jones (Health Net) and Stefano Barberi (TIAA-Cref) at turn 2 where the course ramps rapidly upwards. At this point they are the sole survivors of the Health Net driven early race break...
Advantage Benefits Endeavor 
drives the peloton.

05.26.05 : Captech Classic-Richmond, VA

...while the Advantage Benefits Endeavor squad drives the (rapidly shrinking) peloton on behalf of their star Karl "Ten" Menzies. Is it art, or is it just the product of a cheap, point-and-shoot camera?
Mike Jones larger than life on 
the start/finish line Jumbo-tron screen.

05.26.05 : Captech Classic-Richmond, VA

Mike Jones (Health Net) larger than life on the start/finish line Jumbo-tron screen.
Sign seen on training ride in rural Durham 
County, NC.

05.22.05 : Durham County, NC

The sights of rural Durham County, NC, spied while out on a training ride.
Logo on moving van. Carrboro, NC.

03.14.05 : Carrboro, NC

I've never seen these moving vans actually leave the parking lot, so quite possibly their world is even smaller.
Rumsfeld graffiti. Durham, NC.

03.14.05 : Durham, NC

My original intent for snapping photos was simply to document bikes which caught my eye while wandering around Durham and Chapel Hill, but after repeatedly seeing this graffiti while riding the Duke/UNC express bus I couldn't resist.
W graffiti. UNC-Chapel Hill.

03.10.05 : UNC-Chapel Hill campus

Ditto above rationale.
KHS fixed gear. Duke University.

03.10.05 : Duke Univ. campus

A fixed-gear commuter special: fenders, mustache bars, brakes, and check out the hoopty chainguard. That's totally home-made, just a bent chunk of metal and some hose clamps.
Bianchi fixed gear. Duke University.

03.10.05 : Duke Univ. Campus

Fixed-gear with front brake. The savvy, cyclocross top-mount brake lever setup is partially visible.
Cinelli fixed gear. Duke University.

03.10.05 : Duke Univ. campus

Wow, what city am I in? I walked out of the library and thought I'd been teleported to NYC. Here's a serious messenger machine: crazy tight wheelbase, deep drop stem, steel track bars, keirin grips, Kryptonite NY chain, a top-tube pad, a flurry of spoke cards, and of course--no brakes.
Cinelli fixed gear detail. 
Duke University.

03.10.05 : Duke Univ. campus

Detail of spoke cards from above Cinelli.
Cinelli fixed gear detail. 
Duke University.

03.10.05 : Duke Univ. campus

Detail of spoke cards from above Cinelli.
Schwinn fixed gear. 
UNC-Chapel Hill.

03.02.05 : UNC-Chapel Hill campus

I'm not really one for maxims and self-governing ideologies, but when it comes to bicycles I'm quick to embrace this concise credo: "You can't polish a turd". However, this philosophy is nearly rendered moot by the addition of a Rolls saddle. So sweet. So comfy. So 1987 Stephen Roche. The chopped down bars and fixed gear are icing on the cake.
Schwinn fixed gear detail. 
UNC-Chapel Hill.

03.02.05 : UNC-Chapel Hill campus

World Traveler...if your world is Chapel Hill. I'm not sure about taking this tank (I swear the frame is solid steel) for long haul operations, but for slinking around town it delivers the goods.
Klein fixed gear. UNC-Chapel Hill.

03.02.05 : UNC-Chapel Hill campus

A fixed-gear mountain bike, not something you see everyday. Complete with a blast from the past: Kooka cranks. And no brakes.
Puch fixed gear. UNC-Chapel Hill.

03.02.05 : UNC-Chapel Hill campus

Whoever owns this must have read One More Kilometre and We're In the Showers; this is a flashback to 1950s English, fixed-gear club culture.
Basso fixed gear. UNC-Chapel Hill.

01.10.05 : UNC-Chapel Hill campus

Basso fixed-gear conversion. It's odd how you get funny looks from passersby as one snaps pictures of bikes. I wonder if they think I'm planning on ripping it off later.