I’m Dave and I have spent a lifetime kicking around, in one form or another, the outdoors in the Northern Rocky Mountains in Idaho and beyond. I’ve been an avid cyclist for the majority of my adult life. I’m a retired water resource engineer and in May of 2017, my youngest child graduated from high school which for all intents and purposes put an end to my adult responsibilities!
I’m not particularly a fan of travel, I do however love to ride my bike all over the world. I have a saying: “When you ride your bike in a new country, it’s like looking behind the curtain and learning what life is really like for the locals.” In 2015, as the end of my responsibilities approached, I began preparing for my post-adulthood. I began to learn French and dream of riding all over the world. I also began shooting more photography. In my travels, even before post-adulthood, I realized that I visit and see some amazing places. Places where few people visit. For my own benefit, I wanted to document the best of what I saw, not for anyone else’s consumption as I despise social media and everything it brings. I wanted to document these places and moments for my own consumption. After some persuading from family and friends, in the winter of 2017-18, I started this blog. A place where friends, family, and others can follow what I am up too…….or not!
Soon after this blogs creation, I realized that I was enjoying the photography more than the cycling. Suddenly, the bike was a means of getting to the good photography. Additionally, I began hiking and found even more photography. Finally, in June of 2018, I purchased a real camera, a Sony A7Rii and a couple of bitchin lens, and off I went. Now, I am slowly learning french and photography, I have mastered neither but I am enjoying the journey!
Keep in mind, this blog is not about people, you will see very few faces here, its not a line by line guide on how to visit these places, plenty of other web sites do that, just google them up, its not a photography web site, I can’t pretend that my images are that great, they aren’t. It is however, a personal journal of things I see that I think are beautiful, unusual, or generally cool. That being said, if you see something you like, want to visit, or want to know more about, let me know, I can get you a print or give you more information, I am happy to share.