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Old 06-20-19, 05:36 PM
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Photos only a bike tourist would take

On my recent ride from Italy to France and Switzerland, I was riding up a deserted road in the Appinines and saw silhouettes of leaves on the recently painted white line. I stopped to get a photo (and take a short rest). It is unlikely that anyone other than a bike rider would even see this, let alone stop for a photo. It is a pretty plain photo by my standards but one I very much like, nonetheless.

I'm wondering if you have any photos that show things that only someone riding a bike on tour would see and stop and photograph?
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Old 06-20-19, 05:40 PM
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Well it is true that riding a bike you notice a lot of things that otherwise would go unnoticed. You feel every bump in the road and every grade. Now where the painted over leaves were... That brings the "what is noticed" bar up to another level. Thanks for posting!

I, too, am curious what others have seen/photographed. I don't have anything to offer, yet.
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Old 06-20-19, 08:08 PM
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Old 06-20-19, 09:16 PM
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Abandoned road in Florida Panhandle. Kind of creepy.

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Old 06-22-19, 04:32 AM
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My cargo service, good rates, but kind of slow.
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Old 06-22-19, 05:28 AM
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and to continue the theme, this small village is named "Chargé" , which in French generally means "loaded", so I had to take a photo.
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Old 06-22-19, 10:24 AM
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Be careful with that axe, Eugene! And if your name's not Eugene, you still have to pretend it is, when that song is played. 😁 Pink Floyd, for you slow thinkers. 😎😉
I'll have to round something up, for this thread, for pics, just couldn't risk losing the opportunity to say Be careful with that axe, Eugene, twice. 😁
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Be careful with that axe, Eugene! And if your name's not Eugene, you still have to pretend it is, when that song is played. 😁 Pink Floyd, for you slow thinkers. 😎😉
I'll have to round something up, for this thread, for pics, just couldn't risk losing the opportunity to say Be careful with that axe, Eugene, twice. 😁
Eugne???

Wasn't my axe. I saw that trailer outside of Sisters Cafe in Confluence.

The following night there were several beheadings in nearby campsites but I rather doubt there was any connection .
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Eugne???

Wasn't my axe. I saw that trailer outside of Sisters Cafe in Confluence.

The following night there were several beheadings in nearby campsites but I rather doubt there was any connection .
If you think way back in time, that's the name of one of their songs. I probably just had a flashback, where it seemed even cooler than it really was. 🤔 And that's not easy. 😁🙄😉
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OK, here's my real pic. These things are really good, but ten times better, when it's 100* F out. 😋 You need to be careful though, mine has a broken stick. 😒
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Originally Posted by raybo View Post
I'm wondering if you have any photos that show things that only someone riding a bike on tour would see and stop and photograph?
Yep! Only a bike tourist riding at a snail's pace would notice a snail crossing the road in France, stop and pull out utensils for a photo op!


escargot ^
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Old 06-22-19, 05:54 PM
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Old 06-22-19, 06:46 PM
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Howsabout bearded palm trees? 😎😋 I'm taking a break here, in Needles, CA. That other strain is good too, Lazy Lightning. 👍
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Old 06-23-19, 08:12 PM
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Space between

Originally Posted by raybo View Post
On my recent ride from Italy to France and Switzerland, I was riding up a deserted road in the Appinines and saw silhouettes of leaves on the recently painted white line. I stopped to get a photo (and take a short rest). It is unlikely that anyone other than a bike rider would even see this, let alone stop for a photo. It is a pretty plain photo by my standards but one I very much like, nonetheless.

I'm wondering if you have any photos that show things that only someone riding a bike on tour would see and stop and photograph?
Cool photo. Reminds me of the quote "Music is the space between the notes." Beethoven?
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Old 06-23-19, 08:16 PM
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Cool photo. Is that a sky cow? They fly and remind me of a helicopter. In Taiwan we have something similar that eats farmers veg.
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That's my favorite photo of the year. Thanks for sharing.
We have bigger snails than this in our garden. Gives me an idea for lunch.
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Originally Posted by BobG View Post
Yep! Only a bike tourist riding at a snail's pace would notice a snail crossing the road in France, stop and pull out utensils for a photo op!

escargot ^
Remember that old bad porsche joke? The one snail saying to the other as they watch a 911 speed by, "wow, look at that S car go!"

(911S)

Sorry folks, I've got feet in both camps.
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Doug, that photo really makes me think of childhood memories, of being in a canoe way out on a lake and dragonflies that would sometimes take a break on the bow in front of me, or even on my paddle--I guess when crossing the lake or when they got blown way out over the water--or they were simply curious.
Ive had them land on my lots of times as a kid, and wouldnt mind me looking at them close up, always fascinated by them.
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Guess my camera got a little wet.
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boy thats a lot of stuff, guess its the bikepacking thing, but I have to ask--is that black thing on the right a magic marker? also looks likes a quill stem, also makes me think of steering dampers from motorcycles.

I'm serious, can't figure it out and am curious. Sure as heck wouldnt want to catch my leg or crotch on it if it is rigid.

ahh, must be a selfie stick?
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ahh, must be a selfie stick?
Yes, it's the mount for my 360 degree camera. It doesn't usually lay quite like that, but the camera was in its waterproof case, and the stick kept getting used to hang stuff on.
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