I was playing around with Microsoft's TerraServer, available here, and was amazed at the resolution of the more recent photos. On the more recent images one can plainly see automobiles on the roads. Though I realize that the resolution of these photos is not high enough to allow one to see people standing, I wondered if it would be possible to spot cyclists, especially if a group of cyclists happened to be in an area while the photographs were being taken. I wasted some time today following some 3/22/2002 photos of local cycling routes to see if I could spot a cyclist or a suggestion of one, but to no avail.
Hence the challenge:
For those familiar with areas in the USA, see if you can spot any cyclists on the road in an aerial photo. You may have to argue that what you see is indeed a cyclist by pointing out things like automobiles crossing the center line to leave space. The first person to post convincing evidence of a cyclist on a TerraServer photo wins the admiration of the Bike Forums community and a ride with Lance, if you can find him. Post either a functioning link to a TerraServer photo or the photo itself along with your written support.
I am not familiar with similar sites covering areas outside the USA, but they certainly count, so those of you in other countries who can access aerial photos should try to find cyclists in your area.