Although I spend most of my riding and shooting time on bikes shod with fat tyres, there's more to life than mud-packs and compression damping settings. Road is massive right now. A perfect storm of resurgent British pro cycling fortunes, subsidised bikes for riding to work, rising fuel prices and a whole bunch of other factors are conspiring to drive (no pun intended) more people out of their cars and onto bikes.
As a result, road bikes are sexy again. And, although there are some differences in the way that road and off-road bikes need to be shot, the basic principles are the same. So, although I sold my own road bike years ago (I was weary of dealing with the stress of too many near-misses caused by poor driving), it's great to be involved again with a sport that's very much alive and kicking.
Nikon D3, 14-24mm f/2.8, 1/320sec f/9 @ ISO200, two radio slaves
To prove the point, here's my first Cycling Plus cover in, ooh, over a decade. Smooth Tarmac, blue sky, warm sun... what's not to like? I gave my neck muscles a good workout by lying in the middle of the road for a beetle's eye view of the passing rider. It almost makes me want to go out and buy a road bike again. Now that can't be bad...