Category: Cycling


April 17th, 2023 — Bike sharing stand in the 6500 block of University Blvd at UBC.

Crossing the yellow line

September 23rd, 2022 — An electric bike thinks about passing a very slow moving truck uphill on St Andrews Road, West Vancouver.

Either or

January 5th, 2023 — A bike missing a wheel next to a wheel missing a bike; at UBC, outside the student union building

Good morning

January 1st, 2023 — It’s almost noon and two cyclists sleeping in one hammock have yet to get up on New Years Day after camping overnight at Spanish Banks.

No wheels

November 7th, 2022 — Riding your bike to classes at UBC is a good idea except when someone steals your wheels, and you have to carry it home.

Bicycle trials

May 15th, 2018 — Practicing bicycle trials on the beach just east of John Lawson Park in West Vancouver and of course making a video with their cell phone.

Deja vu all over again

Cyclist in Revelstoke 1968
1968 — I have this theory that photographers keep taking the same picture over and over again with sometimes slight and other times large variations. Compare this picture I made in Revelstoke in 1968 of a woman riding a bicycle with other pictures I’ve taken of cyclists.

Wobbling Wally Watts

Wally Watts unicycle May 26th, 1973 — In the very old days newsrooms of newspapers were open to anyone who wanted to walk in with a story. Junior reporters had their desks closest to the door and had to deal with these people whose stories were usually tenuous at best. At the Edmonton Journal one of the regulars was Wobbling Wally Watts who was attempting to ride across Canada on a unicycle. Normally he rode his latest bike into the newsroom to attract attention. I say latest because the first versions of his unicycles, if I remember right, didn’t get much farther than Vegreville before breaking down. Wally’s arrival in the newsroom was also announced by junior reporters running from their desks to the bathroom to avoid doing another story on him. So imagine my surprise, being safely away from Wally in Vancouver, there he was in The Province newsroom, about to begin again another cross country attempt. Since I had experience photographing Wally and was at that time the junior photographer I got the assignment. I can’t remember if Wally made it to Halifax that year but between 1976 and 1978 he was credited with riding around the world, a journey of 12,000 miles.