The Iron Horse

8 Responses to “The Iron Horse”

  • Ian M. Camera says:

    Awesome shot! One of your best, which in your case is saying something!

  • Antti says:

    The nose of your saddle seems to point skywards. Doesn’t that hurt your … things?

  • Ron Richings says:

    Hi Alan

    Would like to use your ‘Iron Horse’ image on my page for MOMENTUM magazine,

    Please email me asap.


    Ron Richings

  • Alan says:


    Notice the height of the handlebars. High handlebars place the rider’s weight safely back on the sit bones, hence the nose-up saddle position. This is normal for a bike set-up in this way.

  • ksteinhoff says:


    There’s a 3D mural painted on Mississippi River seawall of my Cape Girardeau, MO, hometown that would lend itself to a similar picture. I’ll have to rip off your idea the next time I’m there.

    It’s funny that I never think to include my bike in pictures until it’s too late.

    I guess it’s because newspaper photographers try to keep any trace of themselves out of the picture: no camera bag in the background, no shadow of yourself in the frame, etc.

    Old habits are hard to break.

  • jamesmallon says:

    That’s not a Brooks Flyer, is it? Something a bit wider? How much good does it do for you?

    I am looking to put a Flyer on a hardtailed 29er. I’m sold on Brooks: B17Ns on my city bike and fixed-gear; Ti Swallow on my road bike (found it 1/2 price!).

  • Alan says:


    That’s a B67 – one of my favorites for bikes with relatively upright ergonomics.

  • Alan says:


    I love your photos! I’m looking forward to seeing your mural shots…

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