Wednesday, July 22, 2009

St. Paul Cyclist



There is a blog that I love and visit religiously every day which concentrates on cyclists. Because I like to bicycle, I am attracted to it for several reasons. The riders dress VERY differently than American cyclists: no fancy-pancy riding clothes, no helmets, but lots and lots of class and chic! It has inspired me to try to photograph American cyclists, which is tough since they whiz by so fast. I bet you'd like to see the blog! Copenhagen Cycle Chic.

TODAY IN MINNESOTA: 1820-Captain Stephen Kearny's expedition to find a road from Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Fort St. Anthony (later Snelling) arrives at Lake Pepin, having lost their way. Kearny then marches his men north to the fort. (MN. Historical Society http://events.mnhs.org/bookofdays/)

10 comments:

  1. en plein tour de France, voila une photo qui tombe bien ;o)
    full tour of France, here is a picture which falls good ;o)

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  2. Fascinating link to the bicycle blog a la mode. Happy bicycling, Kate.

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  3. This makes me wish I still had a bicycle.

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  4. Bicycles were a big hit thing here about 10 years ago when I bought my mountain bike. They still are around but most are covered with cobwebs hanging in garages. It was like a fad then. I don't know what happened.

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  5. What a fantastic site. It would be great if more people would and could ride bikes in our cities. Most are just too dangerous to attempt. And theft, forget about it.

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  6. Tour de France is what everyones is watching at the moment

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  7. I'm sitting here watching "le tour" out of one eye and looking through CDP photos out of the other. So, it was serendipitous that you should post this cyclist photo!. I have been including my bike in some of my photos. Being on the bike enables me to capture photos I would otherwise not encounter. Thanks for the link.

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  8. I am always fascinated by the motivation of different photographers. I think it is as equally compelling as what painter paint, or what style of music a musician may play.

    There are so many unique perspectives it makes looking at different photo blogs very fun. Each has it's own combination of passions.

    Great shot. I look forward to seeing more of these.

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  9. What a great idea for a blog. No helmets. Even in the UK we have too.

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  10. I just saw your blog and your post on bicycles. I am finishing a long post on the Tour de France and shall publish it tonight or tomorrow morning. You can come and take a look if you like I have many pictures of bikers, including Lance Armstong.

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