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Matt Sharkey  Global Sports Marketing Director for @thenorthface. Picture taking hobbyist. Always in threes, hardly ever from today.

Walks around my neighborhood. #nikonf2 #portra160

Walks around my neighborhood. #nikonf2 #portra160

Walks around my neighborhood. #nikonf2 #portra160

In the spirit of Le Tour... This is my Dad’s Ideor Asso. My Dad grew up in a housing project in East LA. He had nothing, but he was resourceful and driven. He couldn’t afford to go to college so he started working at a Chevy dealership in LA. Through that job he somehow got exposed to guys who were on the US Olympic Speed Skating Team in the early 60s. He started training with them just as a hobby. All of the members of the team cross-trained on road bikes. My Dad bought this bike used from the Captain of the team and it remained the only bike he had for the rest of his days. Sadly, it lost a few original parts over the years and about seven years ago I built it back up as best I could. During that time, I was doing a photo shoot for @chrome_industries at @americancyclery and found an old promotional poster on the wall for Ideor Asso. Turns out they were one of two major importers of the brand from Italy. Few possessions mean as much as this.

This Is Not An Exit. #contax645 #portra400

This Way Out. #contax645 #portra400

Safe Ways, Safe Days. #contax645 #portra400

Came to Yosemite Valley in search of Jabba the Hutt. ✔️ #nikonf2 #portra160

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