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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Garage Door Alternatives

    As we all know, when posting a picture of a new bike purchase, it is customary, perhaps even mandatory, to display said bike in front of a garage door (preferably one owned by the bike's owner).

    I don't have a garage, hence, I don't have a garage door. What would be the protocol when I get my next bike in terms of background for the required introduction picture? I don't want to violate any norms or ground rules, and I'm asking ahead of time so as to give me time to prepare for this event.

    Bear in mind I don't live near the Grand Canyon, the Teton Mountains, the St. Louis arch, or the Statue of Liberty. I'm thinking it has to be a little more local.

    Also bear in mind it's still a bit early in the year for Bikini Babes, although they might be fun to include.

    After my long absence from the 50+ forum, I've forgotten what's acceptable and what's not.

    PS: By the way, I'm test riding a Specialized Sectaur this afternoon.
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    Barn door?

    Just make sure it is closed!!

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    You must have some tie dye from the good old days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    Bear in mind I don't live near the Grand Canyon, the Teton Mountains, the St. Louis arch, or the Statue of Liberty. I'm thinking it has to be a little more local.
    There must be some kind of scenery where you live.

    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    A wall, a tree, a fence, furniture, whatever is not too distracting (bikini babes excepted). Just make sure the cranks are level with the drive side pedal forward.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    Log works fine:

    http://tickers.TickerFactory.com/ezt...S/exercise.png

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    In front of a strip club will do...
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    Sounds like teachme has seen the signs on Rosecrans. You could ride down to the Midway and have that in the back ground. Personally I think anything with the Coronado bridge in the back ground would work fine.
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    Nothing wrong with the neighbor's fence:


    But I think this "whistling past the graveyard" has some merit:

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    This post is a natural product. Slight variations in spelling and grammar enhance its individual character and beauty and are in no way to be considered flaws or defects.

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    Parked next to a no parking sign always works for me!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    But I think this "whistling past the graveyard" has some merit
    Yeah, graveyard pics rock!

    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    There must be some kind of scenery where you live.
    Don't count on it....
    Ever seen where I live?
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    Pick out the best, most ornate house in your area and use it as your backdrop.
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    I know: someone, post a garage door that can be used as a photoshop backdrop.

    ps DG, Turn that cowbell up to 11!

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    You might try a bookshelf, as I did. It is easy to snap a good shot when you are able to prop the bike's wheel between two of your least favorite volumes. The added bonus comes in that it is not nearly as creepy-old-dudish as posing it in front of a strip joint.

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    Stand behind it with a wide open trench coat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by icyclist View Post
    I like this shot. Can I use it as my iPad wallpaper?
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    Cow

    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
    Cow

    Dag! Points for originality.

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    La Jolla Cove
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
    Cow
    Holy Cow!

    I'm more used to seeing raccoons and opossums sleeping on the roadway
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    We're a little thin on dead cows to prop on around here but we have lots of dead armadillos. But they're not big enough to prop, maybe if I stacked 8 or 10----

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
    Holy Cow!

    I'm more used to seeing raccoons and opossums sleeping on the roadway
    Jan...Jan...I have something to tell you. Now, I don't want you to be sad when you hear this...
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