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Shades of Gray

 

Any successful venture is full of shades of gray. In business when a product is being delivered to a customer the customer doesn’t know or care what is behind the scenes, they just want their purchase. So it is with biking. The skill which it takes to ride on ice and snow is given little appreciation when what we see is an effortless balancing act.

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Ice Bike

 


Loppet 2011 in Minneapolis this weekend. Ice bike race on frozen lagoon in the City of Lakes Uptown. Big turn out with spectators’ riding in fair weather conditions. Check out flick for more bike photos. Sponsors say this winter event is the largest ski event in the country this year.

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Redefining the Street

Before Super Bowl Sunday happens tomorrow the rest of the world has all eyes on the middle east. If you have paid attention to the clashes in the streets of Cairo there is a sort of gamesmen quality to it all. Alas,collateral casualties and self-immolations aside there reported very little escalating violence. Tho the stakes being played are with real people hurting in many ways and that of a government reluctant to put on more hurt. Is regime oppression redefining itself?  How are the people working toward peace being redefined ? Reading in the NY Times today it struck me how political change taking place explains the peoples redefinition of themselves. Two observations: “the power in the street is a new social power” and the push for change is “strong enough to lead a street movement” Redefining a people is being repeated again. It happened when the Wall came down 2 decades ago. Street movements can happen anywhere and in any place. So bicyclist who feel you want more than sport after Sundays’ game there is life beyond the Stupor Bowl. Does your view of bicycle use define yourself? Can a street revolution in Cairo inspire you to redefine the bicycle?  Are you strong enough to lead a street movement?  Solidarity in the street is the new social power.

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Roll Film – no more

 


Found objects are relatively easy to come across when riding a bike. Any street photography is destined to have a limited window of existence. This fuse box was painted over shortly after by a New Orleans film crew. While my bike is a tool for transportation and etc. I now take a camera with me. As you know roll fill is history. After seventy five years Kodachrome is no longer available. The digital world has made photography so more accessible when biking that I feel like street photography has been given a second life. A small camera is a powerful tool, as much to enjoy as the ride. How do you roll?

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