Posts Tagged: bicycles

new bikes on the block

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I get home tonight and find there's less room than usual at my usual locking up spot.  I have to stick mine in between two others, mixing up handlebars and touching rear ends.  I'm usually not so crazy about intimate contact with other city dwellers, but these dwellers are squeaky clean and pretty attractive.  

The party has been invaded by a couple of a flashy, beautiful broads.  Shiny brand new roadsters, one white, one black.  The black one is completely tricked out – a rack, a basket, fenders, a rubber-covered u-lock, an elasticised strap.  And that seat!  Classy brown leather look and the springiest springy shocks. I could ride to Vancouver on that thing.  The tires have those sticky outy rubber protusions are all over them, I don't think they've ridden a block.  I can't believe that bike is parked outside. In downtown Toronto.

I lock up my dusty old olive green Chevy and wish the new Beemer owners many miles of happy riding.  And I covet those shiny fenders.

Walking home of a Thursday

 

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Saw this for the first time, in the RBC building, through a window off Simcoe Street, south of Wellington Street, Toronto

 

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Does the world need another picture of the CN Tower? I've always thought I'd like to do a series of photos of people taking photos of the CN Tower. Tonight I'm one of those people. If you're standing under it, it tends to be the most interesting thing in the room. Tonight a giant needle plunging through a giant buttonhole on black velvet fabric.

 

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A pair of bikes. Spadina Avenue near Lake Shore Blvd., Toronto