Don’t let professional photographer and dad Patrick Lee fool you. His ability to be both attached and detached to cycling as a sport, as an outcome, is a remarkable thing.
A chameleon, Lee leads a busy life, but seems to be able to press pause when he’s on a bike. For him — being on a bike is a pure representation of freedom, an exploration of the world and self.
Sure, he’s taken cycling seriously at times, having raced as an amateur in the sport. But for this Bay Area father, there’s work — the office job he holds for medical giant Kaiser — and there’s play. The latter takes place on two wheels: on solo weekend rides, with his 8-year-old daughter Elin along the shore, and among bike buddies who have made this world delightfully small.