PHOTOSET: #RGR VIA @M_DEMARTINO
One of my favorite aspects of social media (Instagram, in particular) is the ability to follow an event - in the moment, from perspectives and through eyes of strangers that you might have never been able to witness previously.
I followed the #RGR take closely as the Rapha Gentlemen’s Race was underway this past weekend, and truly enjoyed the images by Matt DeMartino. He was kind enough to share them, along with some words.
“Though I grew up in Northern New Jersey, I had never experienced much of the state by bike, picking up the sport only after moving to Georgia after a brief stint in New York. While the 130 mile ride, replete with gravel and soaring with 10,000 feet of vertical elevation gain, was difficult, testing the gamut of bike handling prowess, mental certitude, and the core of teamwork, I was astounded by the beauty of the landscapes we traveled through.”
You can follow Matt on Instagram here: @m_demartino