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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Cover of New Yorker magazine

    I don't read this "high brow" magazine but a friend of mine sent an email asking what's up with the cover. I couldn't find a larger image on the magazines website, but if any of you read this magazine, can you explain what the lone cyclist has on his back and why he's riding toward the peloton? Thanks.
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    52-week commuter DCCommuter's Avatar
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    It's a bike courier chasing the peleton in the TDF.

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    Ity's an Aero sled...esp. made for mountain bikers who like to go fast on the road.

    Sorry couldn't resist it's my birthday. TG

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    No Rocket Surgeon eubi's Avatar
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    I looked at this from different angles to find the hidden picture. The perspective is a bit wacky too.

    The background (mountains?) vaugely reminds me of the flat face in "The Persistance of Memory" by Salvador Dali.

    I hope I can find a copy of this magazine. I collect bike memorabilia and this would be a nice addition.

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    Geosynchronous Falconeer recursive's Avatar
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    It's a bag of supplies and tools to maintain his custom left-side drivetrain.
    Bring the pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by recursive
    It's a bag of supplies and tools to maintain his custom left-side drivetrain.
    It's a bike messenger riding against traffic on the wrong side of a closed road. However, we know it's not really a bike messenger because he's wearing a helmet, he has no tatoos, he's not riding a fixie, and he's not wearing headphones.

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    .cinelli.olympic.surly.long.haul.trucker.kona.ku.surly.steamroller.
    .litespeed.classic.litespeed.firenze.bianchi.pista.dean.colonel.plus.more.

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    Senior Member slowpedal53's Avatar
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    I looked at the cover in person. It's a messenger, whistle in his mouth, carrying a messenger bag and a tube for layouts or blueprints.

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    Calamari to go cc_rider's Avatar
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