In need of a change, a bunch of guys descend on Minneapolis, Leica Camera’s and Fatbikes in tow, in hopes that a weekend of riding, shooting and bonding will break them out of there collective funk. For me, I seemed to be at an all time low, lacking creativity and feeling nothing but self doubts. I needed this trip in the worst possible way. What follows are my favorite images from the trip that hopefully show the joy we had riding bikes, drinking coffee & whisky, taking pictures, and sharing in each others company.
Day one, we head out to the river bank for some of Jason’s favorite shooting grounds. While riding was important, playing under the bridge with the bikes and cameras was of the utmost importance. Brady lends me his 15mm Voigtlander Super Wide Heliar, a lens that I am now in search of lest I can score the Leica Tri-Elmar some how.
So hard to shoot, so rewarding when it comes together
One of the coolest bike/coffee shops in the country. Friends coming together to embrace the things they love.
I thought I was transported into a Seinfeld episode with the Soup Nazi, although this time it was the Diner Nazi and she had a smile on her face. Something like 10-12 seats at the bar and waiting room was the person standing directly behind you. Delicious food for sure.
Tobie, it took us a while, but the wait was worth it!!
You know it is good when everyone talks about how much they smiled the entire trip
I left on this trip, down and full of doubt. I knew that something had to happen to shake up this funk that I was in and I knew if it was going to happen, this was the group of guys that could help me through it. I come back re-energized and more focused than ever, so here is to CHANGE and all the fear, doubt and success that comes with it.
Now, lets go Follow The Path