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Old 02-02-12, 01:56 PM   #1
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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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Old 02-02-12, 02:06 PM   #2
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Barn door?

Just make sure it is closed!!
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Old 02-02-12, 02:10 PM   #3
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Old 02-02-12, 02:27 PM   #4
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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.

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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.
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Old 02-02-12, 02:35 PM   #6
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Old 02-02-12, 02:55 PM   #7
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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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Old 02-02-12, 04:06 PM   #9
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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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Parked next to a no parking sign always works for me!

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But I think this "whistling past the graveyard" has some merit
Yeah, graveyard pics rock!

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Don't count on it....
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Pick out the best, most ornate house in your area and use it as your backdrop.
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Old 02-02-12, 06:33 PM   #15
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I know: someone, post a garage door that can be used as a photoshop backdrop.

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Old 02-02-12, 06:35 PM   #16
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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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I like this shot. Can I use it as my iPad wallpaper?
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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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