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Old 04-23-09, 11:32 AM
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L.A. Commuters (pic)

I don't ride my bike to work everyday. I need to rest my legs sometimes, so on my off days I ride the bus to work. Few days ago, I was finishing off a roll of film (yes film) by shooting all the bikes that rode by the bus stop. This is in about a 20 minute time frame. There were a few others, but they were sidewalk riders, too close to where I was sitting for my 50mm lens to fit them all in the frame. Just thought i'd share.

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Old 04-23-09, 11:44 AM
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Cool! A lot of diversity in riders and bikes.
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Old 04-23-09, 11:54 AM
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Very cool and funny.

I've never seen anyone transport what looks like a 4x6 beam on a bike.

Also, with the big guy on the left side, is that his tongue hanging out, or is that a pink Twinkie?

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Old 04-23-09, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by MulliganAl View Post
Very cool and funny.

I've never seen anyone transport what looks like a 4x6 beam on a bike.
Haha, at first I thought the beam was a home made bag rack... but after looking at it for a while, your probably right. But how funny would it have been, if it was a bag rack.
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Old 04-23-09, 12:08 PM
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I think people would laugh at the stuff I've transported in the past. My favorite was too very large floor plants, one in each ortlieb roller with the top open, with the pots strapped to the top of the rack.

The big guy looks like he has a whistle in his mouth? I've seen a guy commuting around here with a whistle constantly in between his lips....but it COULD be a twinkie I guess.
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The big guy looks like he's just finishing devouring a spandex-clad roadie that got in his way.
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The board hauler is sporting work gloves as well. Maybe a construction job? I hauled a post hole digger once with the business end on the rear rack and the handles bungeed together in front of the head tube. Not the safest but it worked.
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Old 04-23-09, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by thorsteno View Post
The board hauler is sporting work gloves as well. Maybe a construction job? I hauled a post hole digger once with the business end on the rear rack and the handles bungeed together in front of the head tube. Not the safest but it worked.
Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't he wearing a suit? That is what makes it so funny to me. Maybe he’s just picking some stuff up on his way home from work, and it’s just easier to wear the gloves he just bought?
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Dude, that's awesome. You should do an art installation.
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The one with the guy on the cell phone is a GREAT picture. What were you using c41? e6? I lourve film. I have a whole darkroom in my tiny apt.
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Originally Posted by ibcrewin View Post
The one with the guy on the cell phone is a GREAT picture. What were you using c41? e6? I lourve film. I have a whole darkroom in my tiny apt.
That roll was cheap Fujicolor 200. I don't have a darkroom, but I develop my own in my kitchen and scan the negatives.
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Nice Pics
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Very cool pics, lots of single speeds too.
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They still make film?
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Originally Posted by MulliganAl View Post
Also, with the big guy on the left side, is that his tongue hanging out, or is that a pink Twinkie?
I think its a PB Superflash.
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Originally Posted by macdonwald View Post
I think its a PB Superflash.
Dang you know, you could be right.
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Originally Posted by bhop View Post
That roll was cheap Fujicolor 200. I don't have a darkroom, but I develop my own in my kitchen and scan the negatives.
Cool stuff. I got 2 100 foot rolls and a bulk loader from a guy off craigslist for $20 bucks. Photography was my pre-bike hobby! I lost my mojo after I lost my Bessa-R. I hope to get back into it when I move into a house.
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When I get home, i'll take a look at the full size scan and see if I can figure out what's in that guy's mouth. I dunno though, I think that image is a little blurred.

Originally Posted by ibcrewin View Post
Cool stuff. I got 2 100 foot rolls and a bulk loader from a guy off craigslist for $20 bucks. Photography was my pre-bike hobby! I lost my mojo after I lost my Bessa-R. I hope to get back into it when I move into a house.
Coincidentally, i'm planning to buy a Bessa R2A in the near future. (since I can't afford a Leica with a meter)

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awesome! I'd like to see more pics!
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Originally Posted by bhop View Post
When I get home, i'll take a look at the full size scan and see if I can figure out what's in that guy's mouth. I dunno though, I think that image is a little blurred.



Coincidentally, i'm planning to buy a Bessa R2A in the near future. (since I can't afford a Leica with a meter)
I blew that one up. Still could not tell what the pink area was?
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It looks like a taillight in his mouth.
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USCG approved Storm 'screamer' whistle, or similar.

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...0&classNum=154

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The woman riding what looks like a fixed gear conversion doesn't seem to have brakes OR foot retention. She's either got mad skills or a death wish.
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The woman riding what looks like a fixed gear conversion doesn't seem to have brakes OR foot retention. She's either got mad skills or a death wish.
You mean the dude on the left? heh, heh.. The only woman is the roadie at the bottom. That dude does seem a little crazy now that you mention it though.
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You gotta respect that fat guy, you also gotta respect that bike.
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