TRACY CHANDLER


Where are you based?
Los Angeles, CA. Santa Monica, to be more specific. 

 

Where's your favourite place to ride?
I like to ride near my home in the Santa Monica mountains. Or get on a plane and ride far far away. The French Alps are nice. A recent trip to Italy was not bad at all. 

 

What type of riding do you like to do the most?
A little bit of everything. And with good friends. As far as I am concerned, a long road ride with climbing and some gravel is a perfect day on the bike. 

 

How do you discover a new route? Do you plan ahead with maps or just see where the road takes you?
I tag-along with friends. I love letting someone else be the guide. Its fun to be a cycling tourist… not knowing where I am, I let go of the plan and agenda and allow myself to be fully present and “there”. Seeing everything new and fresh gets me stoked to ride and capture everything on film while I’m at it. 

 

What equipment do you use to capture your ride?
I shoot with a Leica M9. Or my iPhone 6. 

 

What destination would be on your riding wish list?
Japan, Alaska, and India or on my must-ride list. I also can’t wait to ride down the west coast of the US. I’ll be riding from Portland to Los Angeles in October of this year!