The Bicycle Thread

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  • bike21bike21 Major grins Posts: 794Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 28, 2013
    Jonesing for some more Fruita action after a day of cold rain/sleet/snow here.

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  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 29, 2013
    ^^^ Sweet looking trail Nick... the exposure looks manageable (I'm a scaredy cat) and way fun!
    As usual, I'm sinfully envious ;-)
    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • JuanoJuano Major grins Washington DCPosts: 2,778Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 29, 2013
    bike21 wrote: »
    Jonesing for some more Fruita action after a day of cold rain/sleet/snow here.

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    Great shot! Fruita is fun!
  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Posts: 21,214Administrators moderator
    edited October 30, 2013
    bike21 wrote: »
    Jonesing for some more Fruita action after a day of cold rain/sleet/snow here.

    That's beautiful.

    Have you been to Salida? Some nice riding there too.
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  • bike21bike21 Major grins Posts: 794Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 30, 2013
    Thanks guys! That's actually me in the photo and Mrs. snapped that one. The original was quite underexposed so I lost some detail getting it back.

    @ian I've done the Monarch Crest trail which was amazing but that is the only riding near Salida I've done. Definitely want to hit up some of the other trails around there.
  • ChrisJChrisJ Major grins Posts: 2,139Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 3, 2013
    Cool thread! I wish my knee would allow me to get on real trails...

    This is my brother back in the 80s:

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    It's a poor-quality scan from an old photo, but I still love it.
    Chris
  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Posts: 21,214Administrators moderator
    edited November 3, 2013
    Nice Chris! (ps. check out PetaPixel today for a TL from Canary Islands).
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  • PhotogbikerPhotogbiker Exploring the desert Posts: 348Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 10, 2013
    Local MTB race
    Posted a few in Sports, but thought a couple more here would be good.

    Local bike race as a fundraiser for open spaces and trail maintenance in town. Can't beat the weather here in November, time to ride.

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    300+ riders, 25 mile trail with lots of climbing.
  • chrisjohnsonchrisjohnson Major grins NetherlandsPosts: 769Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 11, 2013
    ian408 wrote: »
    Nice Chris! (ps. check out PetaPixel today for a TL from Canary Islands).

    Amazing!!
  • MolsondogMolsondog Fetch! Posts: 157Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 11, 2013
    Roma. The guy jumped into door and photo frame just as I was shooting.

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  • JuanoJuano Major grins Washington DCPosts: 2,778Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 11, 2013
    Molsondog wrote: »
    Roma. The guy jumped into door and photo frame just as I was shooting.

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    Great shot, love it! clap.gif
  • bike21bike21 Major grins Posts: 794Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 4, 2013
    Posted this in my 'studio setup' thread too, but figured it needed to be here too. From the Inst-O-gram today. Real shots coming soon, this is Tommy D's backup bike from the Tour this year.

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  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 14, 2013
    bike21 wrote: »
    ..... Real shots coming soon, this is Tommy D's backup bike from the Tour this year.
    Hope to see the "real shots" soon Nick... My friend just took delivery of his custom Holland road bike and I want to photograph it for him... I'm leaning towards an outdoor shoot, but I'd like to see what results you get in the studio...TIA!
    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • bike21bike21 Major grins Posts: 794Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 14, 2013
  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 14, 2013
    Scenes From The Trail
    My Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone takes such nice pics, and many of the places I ride have such interesting scenery,
    I find myself stopping way too many times to snap... gotta' discipline myself a little more. deal.gif

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    "When you come to a fork in the road, take it" - Yogi Berra
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    Fishing Bird - Osprey, I think
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    No, I did not ride over... I'm a fraidy-cat :D
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    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • bike21bike21 Major grins Posts: 794Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 14, 2013
    Good ones! Love the b&w fork in the road!
  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 14, 2013
    That was fast - thanks Nick!
    Nice work man - the even lighting and neutral background really show off the details.
    Publication worthy!
    I'll have to seriously consider this type of set-up.
    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • bike21bike21 Major grins Posts: 794Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 14, 2013
    Another, my buddy's new Borealis Yampa frame.

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  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 5, 2014
    NBD - New Bike Day
    Just got back from the first ride - can't stop grinning!

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    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Posts: 21,214Administrators moderator
    edited January 5, 2014
    What a great looking ride!
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  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 5, 2014
    ian408 wrote: »
    What a great looking ride!

    Thanks Ian... yup, she is a sexy beast.. if I do say-so myself. :ivar
    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • pfbpfb Beginner grinner Posts: 9Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited January 6, 2014
    Sol Vista...

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  • 1magineer1magineer Big grins Posts: 95Registered Users Big grins
    edited January 6, 2014
    I know it was earlier in this thread, and I'm late, but I really like this shot. I am a sucker for color/texture stuff, and combine that with a bicycle like you did, and well... that's why I'm posting my appreciation. ;-)

    bike21 wrote: »
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    –Mark

    "Conventional thinking is the ruin of our souls..." ~Rumi
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  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 6, 2014
    pfb wrote: »
    Sol Vista...
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    That's a good-looking DH crew pfb thumb.gif
    Judging by the background and how clean they are,
    I'm guessing it's a pre-drop portrait... fun!
    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • 1magineer1magineer Big grins Posts: 95Registered Users Big grins
    edited January 6, 2014
    And these bikes have seen better days, but luckily for me, they serve well where they are... in Belfast, Maine...

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    –Mark

    "Conventional thinking is the ruin of our souls..." ~Rumi
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  • bike21bike21 Major grins Posts: 794Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 6, 2014
    Nice ride Eric! I've wanted to throw a leg over a Pivot.

    Thanks for the comment 1magineer - like the rust in yours!
  • 1magineer1magineer Big grins Posts: 95Registered Users Big grins
    edited January 7, 2014
    bike21 wrote: »
    Nice ride Eric! I've wanted to throw a leg over a Pivot.

    Thanks for the comment 1magineer - like the rust in yours!

    Laughing.gif, I just realized that the whole color scheme rather perfectly matches that of your avatar...
    –Mark

    "Conventional thinking is the ruin of our souls..." ~Rumi
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  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 11, 2014
    400+ Mountain Bikers and other trail users conducted a protest ride today in Mission Trails Regional Park in San Diego... this image only shows about half the folks - hard to get a full view angle.

    The issue is about reasonable access to existing trails (they are being abruptly closed) and generating an interest in Government Halls for developing bike-oriented recreational opportunities for Citizens demanding such.
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    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Posts: 21,214Administrators moderator
    edited January 11, 2014
    Earache wrote: »
    The issue is about reasonable access to existing trails (they are being abruptly closed) and generating an interest in Government Halls for developing bike-oriented recreational opportunities for Citizens demanding such.

    Sucks so much. It seems that recreational lands are being taken from bicyclists, dog walkers, and off-roaders. Too bad.
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  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALPosts: 3,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 11, 2014
    ian408 wrote: »
    Sucks so much. It seems that recreational lands are being taken from bicyclists, dog walkers, and off-roaders. Too bad.

    So true - especially in California, where - imo - a huge imbalance exists between the need for environmental conservation and creating/maintaining recreational opportunities.
    Many, many, States, Counties, and Cities have handled these competing interests with win-win solutions - just not in my town.
    Liberties, including reasonable recreational access to public lands, once lost, are becoming increasingly problematic to re-gain - it's better to guard them from the start - extremism serves no-one.

    OK... climbing down from soapbox now, grabbing camera, and heading for the trails - life is good!!
    Eric ~ Smugmug
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