Monday, March 28, 2016

The Bike Buddies

Robert Rydbrand Mats Aurell Bike Buddies
This was the first real day of Spring, at least if you ask me. I was out on a bike ride when I saw two cyclists riding towards me near Hanveden. So I stopped, grabbed the camera and took a few quick snaps. When the guys passed me one of them asked me if I was from the local paper and I responded that it was something like that. I then jumped on my bike and continued, but half a minute later Mats caught up with me, he had turned around and wanted to chat. So that's what we did. Mats (second portrait), is a member of the bike club Falken. He bikes year round. Last year he took part in the new bike race Velothon Stockholm so I told him that I might already have a photo of him. Mats works as a decorator in his own company. His buddy is Robert Rydbrand. He also bikes year round because, well that is what tough cyclists do in Sweden. Robert tries to take part in a few bike races every year. When he is not riding a bike he works as a claims adjuster ( I hope that is the correct title), at Brandkontoret. in Stockholm. It was a glorious day and the bike buddies were on their way to Ösmo where they planned to stop at ösmo Plantshop for something to eat and drink.

8 comments:

Bob Crowe said...

How did you keep yourself out of the reflection in the glasses?

Stuart said...

"Something like that" seems like an appropriate response as this post has the look and feel of a short newspaper feature story. And well done.

magiceye said...

Beautifully captured!!

Sharon Anck said...

They must be a very healthy pair, biking all year round.

William Kendall said...

They look cheerful!

VP said...

A lot of their peers around here, in identical attire!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Thanks Steffe, two rather hunky chaps :)

Gunn said...

Good to see smiling Bike Buddies out on the road!
(Here they are too serious, like they all are competing with Alexander Kristoff!)
Looks like a perfect day to be out on bikes.

As always, very nice portraits!