The Iconic Road is a work in progress. A new series of generic cycling pictures, rather than of a place, like the Stelvio or the Col du Galibier. I'm looking to capture the atmosphere or the vibe. I wanted to create pictures that give an idea of what's going on around you while you've got your nose stuck to the highway or your Garmin, doing whatever it takes to get up and down these mountains.
The tops of these mountain passes and climbs are wonderfully wild places, unpredictable with often constantly changing weather patterns and conditions. Climbing up them requires continuous concentration on cadence, heart rate, output, you don't want to go into the red if possible, recovery can be an issue especially at high altitude. The higher you climb the harder it tends to get, the less you notice the surroundings or the view, the more you concentrate on the task at hand.
For me, the top of the climb is often the beginning, not the end. This is where I start.
The Iconic Road - A series of fine art cycling photography prints by davidt.
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These are the dog days of recovery, the slog when nothing seems to change, no light at the end of the tunnel. Can only hope what I do now will stand me in good stead sometime in the summer. Heading for the first outpatient appointment with the surgical team to review the scans and X-rays and find out if I will walk again.