A few months into summer finds us in a whirlwind of activity. Driving up into the mountains for high-altitude training, back to the Front Range for work commitments, returning from a week-long tour and preparing for future cycling tours.

In the midst of the plethora of action and flurry, we are out there capturing stunning images and designing memorabilia for our cycling friends.

This is one of our favorites from the 109 West Tour held in July. The angle is wide enough to capture the spectacular San Juans from Hermit’s Rest in the Curecanti National Recreation Area near the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Clouds overhanging the mountains darken the background while break-through sun highlights the fence and foreground. The “large enough” zoom lens allows us to feel close to the cyclist while the expanse is palpable.  I snapped this when I was easily a few hundred feet away from the rider at the scenic overlook using our Olympus Stylus 1.

The camera also withstood the beating of its first “on-bike” tour admirably.  With a dedicated storage location in a handle-bar bag and an extra plastic bag, it survived 100 degree heat and the occasional rain. In capturing over 800 images in about 6 days of shooting, we recharged the battery every other day but suspect we could’ve gone longer.

Now its off to design a photo book for our colleagues on the 2014 Tour de France route. Too bad the Olympus didn’t get to go. Check back for more amazing tidbits on the camera.

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