High resolution film scan is simply the best –
Chihiro, Honoo, Yuji, Hisashi, Wai and Atsushi
On a chilly Sunday morning, 6 friends gather near Bastille ; they have a plan : ride, and the have 6 bikes – fixed gear or not who cares.
I arrived a bit early to the meating, had tea, and waited for the others participants to arrive : Hono, Wai, Chihiro, Hisashi, Yuji and Atsushi.
So 6 bikes, hot clothes, bags, and gloves. They step out one by one. I have 12 pictures left on my roll, and no digital camera. No mistakes allowed.
Moreover, it’s not about posing, it’s not a magazine photoshoot or something like that ; what you see, is the regular looks of true explorers that have basically met because they’re all residents of the city of lights : Paris.
The unexpected is that I showed up with my half broken Ricoh camera to immortalize the event. They were kind enough to let me capture the essential essence of what drives them in their everyday journeys.
© Louis David Najar
To see all the pictures of this amazing week-end, please visit the FlickR : Paris BFF Set
The Look i’m riding as it is :
Rigida DP18 Made In France Rims
Back : Randonneur 28 Front : Continental 23
Hubs Gran Compe
Cranks and BB Miche
Anodized bars + ODI grips
Cheap stem (from my first Fuji ? whatever)
Expensive carbon seatpost (thanks chinese mallet builder :-))
Turbo saddle (yes it’s bi coloured)
Barspin – – – – – – – – –
My friend Johny is havin some good time in Australia… but it seems like they have the same kind of drivers over there….
(He’s ok by the way)