Tuesday, June 8, 2010

cresting the hill

you might be surprised
what motivates cyclists

this image is over ninety four years old
and yet i can feel the strain in this rider's muscles
and the chance of a view coming up.

perhaps the village ahead will have a tasty pastry shop, coffee even!

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  1. Steven, did you know that the great French painter Maurice de Vlaminck was a professional cyclist at one point (in addition to being a writer and musician)? I don't know if he ever painted cycling scenes, though.

  2. lorenzo i didn't know any of that! so cool! i'll add that to my notebook of ideas to look into. thanks. steven

  3. hi aleks, it's really old school stuff but captures a moment every cyclist knows. steven