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Well, I think they look cool(11 posts)

Well, I think they look coolcyclinseth
Dec 12, 2001 8:24 PM
I went around Manhattan and was photographing people's bicycles for the artistic content. I came back with some pretty good ones. Maybe I'll post more.
And this one toocyclinseth
Dec 12, 2001 8:24 PM
baskets rock - nmMJ
Dec 13, 2001 3:53 AM
... reminds me of Yellow Springs Ohio...Akirasho
Dec 13, 2001 5:56 AM
... Yellow Springs is a small community (home of Antioch College/University) north of Xenia, OH (and I know you all know where that is...) with a rather eclectic culture... If you wait long enuff during the riding season... you will see every type of bike ever made (almost) pass across US 68 (even saw a Kickbike cruising up the YS trail one day). I'll have to remember to snap a few shots...

We abide.

Remain In Light.
Xenia, OH?MisJG
Dec 13, 2001 11:12 AM
Didn't Mother Nature wipe Xenia, OH off the map with a couple o' twisters a few decades back?
Xenia, OH.. whacked twice...Akirasho
Dec 13, 2001 6:18 PM
...Whacked it twice... once on April 3rd '74 and again September 20, '00

The '74 storm was an F5 and the first instance of local doppler radar detecting the funnel before touchdown... but alas, there was no infrastructer back then to warn anyone... 33 people died.

In '00 there was little advanced warning (even with the vastly improved systems, the funnel developed and touched down literally in the 60 seconds it took the radar to make it's 360 degree sweep) on an F4 but far less damage and only one fatality. Still, it's one of those oddities in that they occurred in roughly the same spot (geographically speaking)... a lightning strike kinda thingy. Some even theorize that the local terrain aids in the creation of said storms...

BTW, Xenia has become/is becomming a major cycling hub... being the nexus of several multiuse trails that currently allow for a lot of viable cycling options... and while I understand many folks aversion to multis, most of these trails are long enough to be relatively safe... having just a few choke points where other users congregate... you can make bitchinly good time from Milford (just north of Cincy) to Springfield at a near water level route all the way (Rails to Trails) which is roughly 80+ miles one way (with future options that could allow for an Ohio River to Lake Erie ride... Kewl!!).

We abide.

Remain In Light.
cool, try some in B & W too. -NMTig
Dec 13, 2001 7:00 AM
Nice job. How about a montage? (nm)RhodyRider
Dec 13, 2001 7:46 AM
re: Well, I think they look cooljrm
Dec 13, 2001 8:59 AM
Pretty cool. Amazing what youll see in the city..
I"ve often thought of doing this...Ahimsa
Dec 13, 2001 6:04 PM
I used to ride around the city and ask interesting looking people if I could take their picture. T'was so hard to make them understand that I didn't want them to look at the camera and smile.

Me: "Just ignore me."

Them: "Do you want me to smile?"

Me: "No just keep standing there waiting for the bus."

Them: "How's this with my glasses off and pointing at the dog?"

Me: "Uhh....no. Please, just act like you never saw me."

Oh it was infuriating. But also some great pictures came from that period.

I have considered doing a series with pictures of people and their bicycles. Thanks for the inspiration.

Cheers!

A.
I've found that the old Shwin-style cruiserscyclinseth
Dec 14, 2001 6:06 AM
are the most photogenic. Some people came out of the stores and asked me to take thier pictures with thier bike. Sorry don't do humans.