Jason Sullivan’s Photo Contest Entry

I was on my way to work on one of the hottest days of this past summer, already drenched in sweat, when I noticed about two miles short of my destination that my rear tire was flat (right in the middle of the footbridge that hangs from the Lee Bridge spanning the James River in Richmond, Va). At first I was frustrated, but it only took a moment of listening to the bumper-to-bumper traffic rumbling on the bridge overhead along with the beautiful scenery of the cityscape and the river banks to remind me just how good I really had it. I took this photo not to document my bum luck that day, but in an attempt to capture how wonderful it is to be a bike commuter — despite the flat, the heat, and the sweat.

Jason Sullivan
Richmond, Virginia

[Entry #22]

5 Responses to “Jason Sullivan’s Photo Contest Entry”

  • Hercule says:

    I’m puzzled. The sun seems to be coming from the right of the photo, yet the bridge pier up ahead casts no apparent shadow on the bike path. Maybe the sun shines all the time on the bike paths of Virginia?

  • Jason says:

    @ Hercule

    I wish I could say the sun always shines on bike paths in Virginia! You don’t see the shadow of the pylon across the bridge in front of me is because the path isn’t flat, and the shadow falls in a valley between humps. If you look down the path into the distance in the photo, you’ll see the humps that I’m talking about.

  • Kings County says:

    That looks like an awesome place to ride! I love bridge paths like that and would like to take a trip down there, but don’t know what would be a good route. Any ideas / tips?

  • Jennifer S. says:

    Two thumbs up for RVA, my hometown! It’s a nice footbridge, wish there were more paths like it in town.

  • Jason says:

    @ Kings County
    Richmond is most definitely an awesome place to ride. I’d be glad to encourage you or anyone else to take a trip down here. Where are you coming from?

    @ Jennifer S.
    I’m with you. I have a good time riding in Richmond, but with more paths like this (especially with all the bridges), I’d have an even better time.

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