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24-Hours in the Old Pueblo

24-Hours in the Old Pueblo

Last February, in an effort to ditch the rain and see some friends we made plans to go to Tucson. At the last minute, we were thrown onto a five-person mountain bike team and all of a sudden we were competing in one of the greatest races in the country: 24-Hours in the Old Pueblo. […]


Dayshoot 30 Exhibit at PDX

Dayshoot 30 Exhibit at PDX

On July 15th, nearly two hundred photographers fanned out across Oregon to make pictures of this incredible state as part of the Dayshoot +30 photography project. The intention was to create a ‘visual time capsule’ for the Oregon Historical Society much as photographers did on July 15, 1983. I raced around a little bit and explored […]


Mount Lemmon

Mount Lemmon

Leo and I were off exploring last week when it snowed in Tucson. We wandered through the university campus, dodging stunned and amazed phone-wielding students as they communicated to the world that white flakes the size of raffle tickets were falling from the sky. We passed the morning looking at Native American baskets, the W. […]


Cyclocross in the New York Times

Cyclocross in the New York Times

A few days have slipped by since the New York Times ran a photo page with a stack of my cyclocross images from the past few years. I’m flattered and humbled by the placement, the comments and the high fives. Thanks for looking. Thanks for riding. I’ve shot many assignments and pictures have run in […]


More than a Kid’s Bike

They stood out from the seasoned bike builders and designers not because of their attire, their hair style or their choice of materials they used in the bike they designed for Oregon Manifest. It was the fact that they were 10, 11, 11 and 12 years old. The Folk Engineered/Discovery team from New Jersey that […]


Cyclocross in Oregon

It’s almost like the holiday season and the urge to decorate and celebrate a few weeks earlier each year. There have already been several cross races and yet the big series is still weeks away. Yesterday’s race Pain and Suffer’n is an annual test of a racer’s ability to plow through pulverized hay fields and […]


The Tape

I met this very nice photographer at the 2010 USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships. We greeted each other, smiled about the fact that we’re both named Tim. He told me he shoots a lot of surfing and that sounded quite nice given that the temperature was hovering in the low 30s and it was starting […]


Good Cheers and Good Hugs at the Cyclocross National Championships

Just because riders are racing for the top spot on the podium, a medal and the stars and stripes champion jersey it doesn’t mean that these folks are hardened and seasoned tough guys. Things got a bit emotional at the finish line this past Friday morning. And when you’re just barely a teenager and competing […]


Cyclocross winding down, but ramping up

Sunday was the last race of the Cross Crusade cyclocross series here in the Portland area. It’s been a wet and wonderful time. There are just three weekends of racing left here in the area…but one of those includes the National Championships over in Bend. So while things are heading toward a seasonal calm, those […]


Splish. Splash.

Hillsboro 2009 My photography pal called me out: “Dude. You remade your own picture!” Guilty, I thought. I couldn’t resist shooting the watery slop of a puddle the racers were slicing through last week at PIR. And yes, it’s the same idea as last year’s image from the Hillsboro race. But, hey, they were going […]


Kiddie Cross

When you line up for any kind of race in Bend, Ore., there’s a good chance you’ll find an Olympian or ex-Olympian lining up nearby. That place is loaded with champions. Even the fans appear to be in better shape than the runners or cyclists who are doing the racing. So I wasn’t surprised to […]


Cyclocross: Alpenrose

Well they turned out in droves today for the first Cross Crusade race at Alpenrose Dairy. They negotiated the parking lot first. Then the check in. And then the real race began… Riders ran up the famed staircase, sprinted through the old-timey townsite, crept along the off-camber grass, bounced through bumpy pastureland and they finished […]


Rapha Gentlemen’s Race

Many times throughout the day, riders asked me if I was doing okay. How was I holding up to the heat, the miles. Was I getting enough water. It was, after all, closing in on 100 degrees and the race snaked through the Coast Range for 123 miles and more than 6000 feet of elevation […]


Rainy, smiley ride home

It was cold and nasty today and little-kid cycling weather seemed very far away, but there we were at Seven Corners chatting with Corey, petting the shop dogs and sizing up a tiny, red bike. The weather was so incredibly beautiful this past weekend people were gardening, studying blooms and standing on the street corner […]


PDXCROSS is bound for Bend

© Tim LaBarge 2009 It’s been a long, exciting and frustrating season. Long: What I think of being an eight weekend series has somehow turned into more than three months of races. It starts with the dust and sweat and the lingering heat of Summer and ends this weekend with snow and single digit temperatures […]


End of a series

© Tim LaBarge 2009 As the elite racers came into the final run-up of the final lap of the final race of the Cross Crusade, I could hear the excitement in the crowd build. But, I couldn’t see what was happening…yet. A fantastic race with several lead changes came down to the final hundred feet. […]


Biketobeerfest

© Tim LaBarge 2009 I was up the street at Hopworks on Saturday. It was the last weekend of summer and so there were any number of festivals, races and events a person could have done. But how could you miss cold beer and Huffy tossing? It was a bike-crazy-Portland kind of event…so I posted […]


Two wheeling

It all depends on where you live, I suppose, but the bicycle seems to come and go depending on your age. Growing up, the Schwinn Stingray was how I got around. It’s how I got to my buddy’s house, it’s how we got to the drug store to buy Tootsie Rolls and Charlie’s Angels cards. […]


Thanks, Mule Lady

Yes, I’ve done a little bit of work lately. Yes, the boys are well. Yes, life is moving right along. The problem seems to be the only thing I’ve really enjoyed photographing and participating in is cyclocross. So now I risk being like every other guy with a blog who goes on and on about […]


Fan Appreciation Day

My first real cyclocross race ever was about one year ago at the Battle at Barlow. It rained most of the week before the race. And it rained the day of the race. The course was a soggy, muddy mess. To be quite honest, if I hadn’t already shelled out my twenty dollar enlistment fee […]


pdxcross

© Tim LaBarge 2008 I went out to the Pain on the Peak race this morning with the intention of making a few pictures for our new site pdxcross. Well, the boys and I checked out the cute dog, saw a bit of the course and then it was time for a picnic under a […]


On your mark…

© Tim LaBarge 2008 Cyclocross season is still a few weeks away here in the Pacific Northwest, but judging from the look in Leo’s eyes, he’s ready to hear the race director say “Go!”. This past weekend was the first in a series of races out at Kruger’s Farm on Sauvie Island. No barriers, no […]


The Syncline

© Tim LaBarge 2008 I went for a good ride recently through a crazy network of trail known as the Syncline. The story appeared in the Travel section of the Oregonian. It’s on the Washington side of the Columbia River…and it’s spectacular. My friend Chad and I were getting geared up to set out when […]