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The best cycling picture you ever took - just one!

Old 11-21-20, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Ironfish653 View Post
Somewhere outside of Mid Pines, NC, October 2016 on the STIHL Tour des Trees.
About 15 miles into a 125 mile day.
Nice with the rising sun refraction - I made one similar to that today but your rider position is more evenly spaced


I consider this my best bike photo, though you have to look hard for the bike

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Old 11-21-20, 09:46 PM
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Also on Going to the Sun Road, about an hour from my house.
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Old 11-22-20, 02:59 AM
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Perhaps it's a commentary on my skill as a photographer, but despite having ridden in some breathtakingly beautiful places, the only ones I could find that seemed worthy of this thread were from Going to the Sun Road, which as @jamesdak noted you can't take a non-beautiful picture of. So, I decided to break from C&V and post a cyclocross picture, which I think might justifiably be called my best as a cycling picture.



This is from a Cross Crusade race at the Washington County Fairgrounds in 2008.
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Old 11-22-20, 07:35 AM
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I'm jealous. That looks magic.
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Old 11-22-20, 07:41 AM
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Beautiful day on Cumberland Island, GA. Miles of empty beach.


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Old 11-22-20, 09:27 AM
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Old 11-22-20, 09:54 AM
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My first '85 Peugeot PGN10. Pic taken at Island Lake Recreation Area, near Brighton Michigan.

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Old 11-22-20, 10:08 AM
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Amazing photos! All of them!
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Old 11-22-20, 10:28 AM
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Hincapie and High Road at Lafayette Square in the Tour of Missouri.


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Between Pisa and Lucca in 2012.

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Old 11-22-20, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by steelbikeguy View Post
I have no idea what my best shot is, but am enjoying these travel shots!
To be a bit different, let me submit a truly C&V photo.
It is from the 1982 Iron Horse Classic race in Durango, Colorado. I was traveling with a buddy and some of his friends who ("whom"?) were racing as Cat 3's. The Cat 1 & 2 groups included Joc Boyer, the first USA rider to enter the Tour de France. He is seen in this photo, just above and to the left of center (gray jersey, white cap). I think there are other well known racers of the era in the shot too.



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(the camera was a Canon AT-1, with a Vivitar 70-210 lens. Film was probably Kodachrome 200 or 400)
Is that possibly Ned Overend on the far left in the red jersey and white hat? 1982 would have been his first year of many there.
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Old 11-22-20, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by AeroGut View Post
Is that possibly Ned Overend on the far left in the red jersey and white hat? 1982 would have been his first year of many there.
boy, I've got no idea. I did take a quick look at the Wiki page on Mr. Overend, and I don't notice a resemblance myself. Maybe someone else knows who it is??
I do have one other photo showing this person...



as a Raleigh nerd, I notice that he is riding a Raleigh Team bike. Perhaps he was part of the Skunk River Cyclists? i.e. Mike Fatka's team? That might narrow down the identification of this rider.

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Old 11-22-20, 12:05 PM
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Man, I don't know if I have a "Best".
I have a few that I think are pretty good but for different reasons like evoking feelings, telling a story, beauty, n such but none that rises above the rest that I'd bunch in that group.
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Old 11-22-20, 12:38 PM
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A favorite. 2012 Exergy Women's stage race up a local grade.

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Old 11-22-20, 03:17 PM
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Elgin Street Criterium, Ottawa, Ontario, circa 1988?

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Originally Posted by AeroGut View Post
Is that possibly Ned Overend on the far left in the red jersey and white hat? 1982 would have been his first year of many there.
I dunno, but I think that's Alexi Grewal in front of Boyer in the black Duegi kit.

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Originally Posted by northbend View Post
man, i don't know if i have a "best".
I have a few that i think are pretty good but for different reasons like evoking feelings, telling a story, beauty, n such but none that rises above the rest that i'd bunch in that group.
^^^This^^^

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Old 11-22-20, 06:36 PM
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I race and photograph cyclocross. I also have trouble picking a "best." In the interest of variety this one is perhaps the one that is most unlike any of the other fine photos posted here.



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Old 11-22-20, 06:51 PM
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My wife at speed in her pink bike shorts, August 2020. I was riding a bit in front of her and had to turn way around to take the photo.

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Riding in Bend.

Not really a good picture, but the first time I got a decent picture with a phone. I mean, a phone propped up on a guardrail with two sticks and a timer.


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I don't know what my 'best' would be but I really like this one.

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Old 11-22-20, 11:39 PM
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My best is usually my most recent since I never know whether it'll be my last. This one is from Saturday's annual ride-my-age ritual self-torture. With a busted up neck and back, this now doubles my preferred 30 mile rides and usually ends up with neck spasms. But I'll do it anyway. For now.

It was a beautiful afternoon.

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I don't know what my 'best' would be but I really like this one.

I don't think those are bikes.
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