Trestle Bike Park Photo


I’ve already shown you one of my favorite cycling landscape photos, and this one of Nadia Rowe taken at Trestle Bike Park is definitely another one.  If you haven’t already seen the post and photo highlighting Dan Joder’s incredible Monument Valley RAAM shot, go check it out right here.  But we’re back with another fantastic photo, this time taken by Alex Molick of Denver, Colorado.

Nadia Rowe at Trestle Bike Park in Winter Park, Colorado – Photo by Alex Molick

Photo Details:

Date: September, 2010

Camera:  Nikon D90 | Nikon 50mm 1.8 | f/3.2 | 1/400 sec exposure

Description of photo by Alex Molick:

The rider is Nadia Rowe, easily the most incredible female rider I’ve ever met, riding with her have been some of the best times on a bike I’ve ever had, she’s always got great energy, skill, and style on the bike.  This photo was shot as she came ripping through a berm below a really fast and incredibly fun wooden double through the trees – an amazing experience riding through as you hear the sound of your tires flying over the dirt singletrack leading to the jump, then loud and very distinct sound of your bike on the wood….followed by complete silence as you soar over the gap, and then bam, you’re back on the ground and flying through a hard, gravity-fed turn.

The editing on this photo was minimal – lighting and color tweaks, a tad bit of saturation increase, and cropped to a wide profile.

Alex Molick:

Alex is a Denver, Colorado based photographer.  He doesn’t consider himself a pro, but definitely enjoys photographing the world around him…and expanding his horizons and always learning more.  He is also a bicycle mechanic, trail worker, and a land use/geology major.  A native of Colorado, Alex is a passionate outdoors-man, always trying to integrate photography projects into as many aspects of his life that he can.

His photography goals are simple: capture Colorado, and the world, as he sees it – from wherever his adventures take him.  You can find Alex on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest updates, news, and random projects!

Cycling Landscape Photo Contest

Tomorrow we are dropping the details on what I feel is our most exciting contest ever.  You can get a head start by collecting the greatest photo you’ve ever seen (or taken) that includes a cyclist and an amazing landscape backdrop.  Then head on back here tomorrow for the goods on this contest, and the awesome prize packages available.

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13 Responses to “ Trestle Bike Park Photo ”

  1. bobby on February 23, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    I’m not even a mountain biker and i think this photo is incredible.  I’d like to see more pictures from Alex.

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on February 23, 2012 at 2:31 pm

      Thanks Bobby.  I agree, we need to post more photos from Alex in the future.

  2. Brody on February 23, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    I like the photo but what would be even better is if it was of me ripping around that corner on my bike.

  3. Eric Hutchins on February 23, 2012 at 10:43 am

    I love the pictures that you have been adding. Cool stuff to mix up in the content. But what is a mountain bike? Is that one that has a 3rd front chain ring to get up hills? 🙂

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on February 23, 2012 at 2:30 pm

      Nice one, Eric.  If it wasn’t for the mtbing I did in Bonaire last week, I might be asking myself the same thing.

  4. Iggy on February 23, 2012 at 8:46 am

    I cycled at Trestle Park last year, it’s a great place to ride.  Next time I’ll need to get Alex to hook me up and get shots like this when I’m ripping it up.

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on February 23, 2012 at 2:30 pm

      Hey Iggy, it’s cool that you’ve cycled over there.  Head over to Alex’s website and talk to him about taking some shots of you sometime.  His website is

      • Pete Molick on February 23, 2012 at 5:52 pm

        Awesome photo by a great photographer!  His site is actually, FYI.

        • Darryl is Loving the Bike on February 23, 2012 at 6:07 pm

          Ooops, not sure how I put the wrong link in there Pete.  I’ve got it fixed now…..thanks for letting me know.

  5. Steven on February 23, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Wicked.  That is all I have to say.

  6. Greg on February 23, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Dude it’s about time you put up some mountain biking on your site.  I’m just giving you a hard time, I love the website but am stoked to see some mtb up today.

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on February 23, 2012 at 2:28 pm

      Hahaha, yeah we’ve been very light on the mtb content over here.  But keep your eyes open for some fantastic mountain bike posts coming in March.


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