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Richard Sachs  Put in a nickel get an opinion atmo.

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Several years ago @nickczphoto visited my studio and small town to capture the work I do through his lens. The result was a book called Richard Sachs Bicycle Maker. I'm going to add a photograph of each page for a while. One post per day. Enjoy the images.
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This is the first page after the titles and ones with publisher and L.O.C. jargon. This book is all black and white images with no text at all. What you see here is Nick's only commentary within the front and back covers.
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All This By Hand
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Several years ago @nickczphoto visited my workroom and small town to capture the work I do through his lens. The result was a book called Richard Sachs Bicycle Maker. I'm going to add a photograph of each page for a while. One post per day. Enjoy the images.
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All This By Hand
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#brandonneuring
#neverfuckingrelent
#hauteframebuilding

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I had this lovely 3 day weekend in Ulster County. Darren planned Bike Prom and seven of us just showed up with more food than we'd eat, divided the costs, and rode. And rode. It's been too long since I had a boy getaway. I don't get out of myself often so the time spent with pals was a positive. More than that. I grew. I thought. I reflected. I came away enthused.
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Riding has always been tied to racing, even when there's no season in sight. I rarely ride just to ride. I have. But not a lot. These three days in The Gunks were as hard as any training block I've ever done. Mostly because of the severity of the climbs. But mostly the distances. But mostly because I gave away many years to these cats. I'm simultaneously being summoned and dragged into the forth quarter.
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As the days got longer and the grades steeper, I started to play the age card. I'm not ready to slow, or have dinner at 4:30. But I see a time when the gears won't turn as well or efficiently. Or may want a longer rest. I'm coming to terms with the competitive side, that part of me that's always been three weeks away from being race fit - coming to terms with that trying to best others isn't all it once was. That it's no longer a way to measure myself.
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And the picture of my studio? Since returning to Connecticut I've had pangs to take the energy I throw at my sport and dedicate it to the work I'm doing and will someday leave behind. Life in the lower river valley is sublime. I have this spark again. And the best workroom of the five I've entered since the early 1970s. I've spent more time standing at my bench than I have since Y2K.
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The weekend was a coming of age thing of sorts. I've been wrestling with my identity on the bicycle for a while now and the toll taken by the rides was telling. I may have a season left in me and will only know come September whether I'll pin on numbers, or won't. Either way, this place, this space I go to every day, is my new obsession, my finish line.
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All This By Hand
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#brandonneuring
#neverfuckingrelent
#hauteframebuilding

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We had us a mighty fine three days this past weekend. Pal Darren hosted a Bike Prom in The Gunks and got an Airbnb to use for home base. Sean, Noah, James, Todd, Kevin, Bruce, Justin, Darren, and me. I've already posted a few images that show the areas's beauty but nothing I can capture in a lens will speak to the joy I experienced following these cats around, down, up, and up, and through the region.
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Thank you for a wonderful time, for the meals, the stories, the bonding, the riding, and for waiting for me at every unmarked corner and at the top of every climb.
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Same time next year.
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All This By Hand
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#brandonneuring
#neverfuckingrelent
#hauteframebuilding

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Noah and I planning the next big thing as we show The Gunks who's boss. Not.
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All This By Hand
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#hauteframebuilding
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The morning commute.
Not really.

A glorious three days at The Gunks.
More images to come.
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All This By Hand
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#brandonneuring
#neverfuckingrelent
#hauteframebuilding

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This is what we call a road ride.

From Saturday's 90 miler in The Gunks.
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All This By Hand
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#brandonneuring
#hauteframebuilding
#neverfuckingrelent

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Occupy Tetta's Market -
And then leave asap.

Day three at The Gunks.
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All This By Hand
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#brandonneuring
#hauteframebuilding
#neverfuckingrelent

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The Gunks.
Day two.
90 miles.
7,800' of climbing.
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All This By Hand
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#brandonneuring
#neverfuckingrelent
#hauteframebuilding

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Two Live Jews
Industry machers
The Gunks
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All This By Hand
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#brandonneuring
#hauteframebuilding
#neverfuckingrelent

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