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The new Colorado Cyclist cover...(14 posts)

The new Colorado Cyclist cover...mr_spin
Jun 19, 2002 6:36 AM
Sorry, no babes this time! Not on the cover, anyway. Just some spectacular scenery. Where is this? I want to ride there.

It's hard to see in this shot, but the riders are coming out of a tunnel. With that road coming in from the left right at the tunnel opening, it seems like an accident waiting to happen....

If you want "babes" go buy a Hustler.refusenik
Jun 19, 2002 6:39 AM
Whats this? Ladies and Gentlemen I think we have a heckler in..Lone Gunman
Jun 19, 2002 6:48 AM
the crowd. And we all know what happens to hecklers in this forum.....
Ijust watched AMERICAN FLYERS! Maybe that's the same tunnel?128
Jun 19, 2002 7:19 AM
I really liked the film. Generally, I despise Hollyweird films as I find they pander, demean, and destroy culture..not to mention boring and predictable.
I like Costner's sort of subdued emotive quality in this film, he got too 'subdued' in his later films, became 'flat' maybe...
ANYWAY!
I wonder if that tunnel on the CC cover is the one in the movie?? There are more than one mtn tunnel out there I'
m sure but maybe that's the Hell of the West route there??
I understand there was actual Coors Classic footage in the film. Is that race still on , still international, and called HOTW or was that just in the film??
Awesome race footage in that film. Loved it. Lots of great "cyclist enthusiasts will appreciate this scene" type stuff. So much eye-candy. And good humor too.
And, btw, that (I'm guessing) '86 Allez he was piloting is just like my '87!! She's a star....

I'm gettin me a triple, and a masseur and headin' west! (hope they get those flames put out...)

Now if I can just score a copy of "A Sunday in Hell"
Nope. That was in Coloradomr_spin
Jun 19, 2002 7:36 AM
This looks a lot like the Alps to me.
isnt' there a photo credit on the inside of the front cover?(nm)gregario
Jun 19, 2002 7:51 AM
Yes, it's Graham Watson...but it doesn't say where!...nmmr_spin
Jun 19, 2002 7:57 AM
maybe if you checked Watson's website you'll luck out.....(nm)gregario
Jun 19, 2002 8:56 AM
uh, I just tried it...gregario
Jun 19, 2002 9:14 AM
and there's a LOT of stuff on there, too much to spend my time on. I would suggest calling CC to ask but doubt if they would know(?). It is an awesome photo. Maybe, if you're really interested, you could e-mail Watson and ask, if his website has an address. I didn't look for one. The subject of Watson's photography would make a good topic in itself. As an amateur photographer I always wanted a cycling magazine (CycleSport) to do a feature on him, his equipment,experiences, etc. I bet he has a TON of stories.
way ahead of you...mr_spin
Jun 19, 2002 9:21 AM
I already checked his site. I couldn't find this particular picture, but his site seems oriented towards selling specific prints rather than exposing his full catalog.

By the way, one of the cool things on his site is an "ask graham" section where he has already answered just about any question you can think of. What kind of cameras he uses, film, exposures, how to find a good motorcycle driver, how to BECOME a good motorcycle driver, etc. There is some fascinating stuff there if you are interested in cycling, photography and racing.
As if by providence...the answermr_spin
Jun 19, 2002 9:24 AM
Just for the hell of it, I just went to "ask graham" and the first question is:

Ernest McAllister - 06/18/2002:
I just received my Colorado Cyclist Tour 2002 catalog. On the cover is one of your pictures. Could you tell me where it was taken. Thanks Ernest

Hi Earnest, It was taken on the climb of the Col du Lauteret in 1987, on a stage that went from Bourg d'Oisans to La Plagne. The tunnel is about two kilometres long, unlit (I think is still unlit), and takes the race from a place called La Grave onto the lower slopes of the actual Col de Lauteret, from where the stage climbed over the southern side of the Col du Galibier.... I climbed up high above the road in order to be able to get the glacier in as well, as it dwarfs the Tour even more! Glad you liked it... GW
Yea but where is it!?! NM :)_cycleguy
Jun 19, 2002 7:36 PM
Wow, thanks.gregario
Jun 19, 2002 10:14 AM
when i go to this forum it's kind of like smash and grab. I don't have the time to really read that much since I'm overwhelmed at work, (i tend to skip posts of more than a couple paragraphs) and I really don't feel like sitting at home in front of my computer that much since I'm on it all day at work. But I will definitely make time to check out his site in more detail. Thanks again. Maybe when I go to the World's in Hamilton Canada next year I can get some good shots.
On babes and bikes....Starliner
Jun 19, 2002 8:03 AM
CC's photography is IMO the best of all the catalogs. Pictures like this month take your breath away. And the sublime sexiness of the CC babe pictures weakens the knees. Another favorite cover for me was last fall - a windswept country road, a row of mailboxes, and a lone cyclist on a weathered old commuter pausing to check his mail.

During the CC babe flap, one of the complainers argued that little if anything that the coverbabe wore was available in the catalog - therefore it was false advertising, exploitation, or whatever. This complainer had in effect walked through a forest, saw a tree she didn't like, and tried to make a case against the forest based upon that single tree.

Yet when one looks at all the covers together (the entire forest), a theme emerges which is not about product advertising, but about cycling as art and emotion. A much more general approach.

Keep up the great work, CC.