In 2018, we decided to haul a beautiful red chaise lounge around the country, to five different gravel events. We called it: Chase The Chaise. The goal was to celebrate a quick moment in time, snap portraits of those who wanted them, and to celebrate this thing we call gravel in our "portable family room".
For 2019, The Chaise returns, though now a lovely shade of gold. It's headed to six gravel events and started out its slate of appearances at the Land Run 100 in Stillwater, Oklahoma, early last month.
Clearly folks took advantage of the winter to plan and perfect a host of new Chase The Chaise poses, which we celebrate here. Behold The Gold!
What follows are my picks for Best of Chase The Chaise: Land Run 2019. Congratulations to the winners.
1. Zen Moment
2. Secret Agent Man
3. Lots of Love
4. Red Dirt
5. I'll Just Be Sitting Over Here
6. NOLA Pride
7. Done And Dusted
8. Finished But Not Finished
10. Chaise Plus Chaos = Chaisaos
11. Good Buddies
12. Leading By Example - Our thanks to the race leaders, these three gents, that made the agreement to stop, came in hot, posed, and hit the road for the final 20 miles to the finish. Remember folks, it's just bikes!
Our thanks to all who stopped for their Chaise portraits. Next stop...DKXL, Dirty Kanza 100, and Dirty Kanza 200. Get your poses dialed, folks!
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I love being outside. I prefer to ride on dirt. Or snow. If I was born a hundred years earlier I might have been a polar explorer. There's a great natural world out there to see, smell, taste, listen to, and experience. Life slows down out there and the distractions we've created will disappear if you let them. Give me a backpack and let me go.