Last edited by Dr.Deltron; 01-03-10 at 10:10 PM.
Missed the point?
It would seem that the respondents to the "Greening" PR missed the point of what was being presented. I personally thought you looked fine, the car did not appear to be getting ready to pass, and if a recumbent biker could handle the traffic then anyone on anything at any age should be able to do their part in making the city better, greener, cleaner. Giant leaps are better made with baby steps or, in other words, they have to start somewhere.
October of 06 was before my time ........at BF. Regardless of what the job description was Doc looks comfortable and in control.......for a guy his age [ I'm not computer savvy so just pretend that there is one of those similey faces here as I don't know how to add them]. Seriously tho, the responses are merely asking for what they are used to, namely pretty (and young) models in scantily clad attire. Two things sell......naked bodies and humor. I have nothing against naked or funny but it is too bad that logic has no place in our decision or buying reasoning.
I look at that and say to myself "Oh, yeah, I could do that". Actually, I do that already. (Except no rails in the local streets and me and my Tailwind don't look as cool.)
Here's the PG&E poster: http://letsgreenthiscity.com/static/...ds/item_11.htm
I think you did well, the naysayers were mostly ignorant and hormonally challenged.
Thanks Steven! The wife thought I did pretty well too, when I came home with the paycheck!
Originally Posted by FlyingAnchor
And the "naysayers" are wrong about the car too!
I had just passed IT!!
That was probably the most FUN I have ever had "working"!
Ripping through city traffic on the F-115 of bicycles, tie flapping in the wind, cameraman mounted on a motorscooter, flashing picture after picture, as we zipped through town.
At red lights, I stay clipped in, and held myself up by putting my fingertips down. Kinda tricky at first, but I quickly got the hang of it.
And heck, if the artist doing the poster/ad campaign had wanted "sexier",..I am an experienced model and had on hand a complete spandex/lycra racing "kit". Looks kind of space alien to be all "raced out" on that bike. But that's not what the art director wanted.
So I went with the "IBM guy applying for a job at Apple Computers" (from the movie Pirates of Silicone Valley. You remember that scene don't you?!?) look. Complete with pocket protector!
I wanted to wrap some tape around the middle of my shades.
They all laughed.....NO!
All in all, I don't care what they do with my picture.
I got paid hansomely to rip around S.F. on my favorite recumbent!
...wearing a tie!
Bendigo Youth Racing
You don't look that old Dr. Deltron. The only complaint I've got is that you look slightly......backwards....and by backwards I mean the person who edited that photo has flipped that sucker around. Unless I've never saw a chainline on the left hand side before .
Some day soon I will have my recumbent, I am like 90% there. I just don't really want to learn to ride it in a city.
Country boy Steven.
By the way I used to live in Alameda, and Mountain View.
Only 2% wind power Hmmm, I wonder why they don't want windmills in their backyards......
NO, your eyes are fine!
Originally Posted by Wheelchairman
I have noticed that there is an uncanny human need to have bicycles facing LEFT in pictures!
I don't know why that is, but just look at CraigsList and how many of the bike pictures are of the LEFT side of the bike.
Same thing goes for the poster. They had a good shot, but I was facing to the right. So rather than have to reshoot, they just flipped the picture. (making it a left side drive bike! )
But hey, that's on them! I rode, I got paid (handsomely, I'm good!
And I just got a framed copy of the poster in the mail the other day, gratis! THAT works for me!
I was in Daly City last week, what wonderful weather for riding.