In the summer of 2015 I meticulously planned my first tour to celebrate my graduation from architecture school. I hastily left Chicago at 4pm resulting on midnight centuries my first few nights out as I strove to stick to schedule on my way to Seattle. When I hit the Rockies I couldn’t help but continue as far north as I could until I succumbed to the cold with my lightweight summer gear. In Jasper, Alberta, I turned back south to my original destination. After a week in Seattle, I knew I wasn’t ready to be done so I hit the coast and rode through the bliss to San Francisco finding friends along the way. I ended up riding over 4,000 miles that summer. The photographs I took along the way were casual and without narrative, yet, they are still suggestive of the more rigorous photos that will be produced this summer on the Great Divide.
Larger photos of that trip can be found by clicking here or on the image below.