Wednesday, February 16, 2011


When I started taking pictures of bicycles, I didn't know what I was getting myself into.  I mean, I didn't know there were so many bicycles around Waikiki.  And I only walk around the Diamond Head end of Waikiki.  I'm afraid that by the time you've scrolled all the way down, you'll have seen so many bicycle pictures, you're either going to scream at me or you'll start taking pictures of bicycles too.

 Ahh, that's the life, isn't it?

 This must be the bike of one of the surfers. 
Slippahs on handlebar, backpack tied high up on pillar so no one can steal it.

 An Aloha Ambassador chatting with tourists

 Check this one out: green front tire, pink rear tire!
Never seen one like it!

 Here's one who knows how to relax in style.
Bike, hammock, trees, and a good book.
What else do you need?

 Park your bike and dry your shirt

 Looks like the owner just dropped his bike wherever.
It was there when I started my walk
and it was still there after I finished 2 hours later.

 Another one that just got dropped in the middle of the park

 That's better, parked in the shade

Bikes around a tent of a homeless family

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From Kate: 
"Here's my baby - a single speed workhorse. Unfortunately I've been too ill to ride since I got her last Spring (balance issues etc.). Hoping this year I'll do better - still, you gotta admit, she's pretty gorgeous anyway!"

I agree.  The basket, red seat and handles sure add character and a dash of Valentine cheer.

From Reneke:  An orange rental bike in Amsterdam

From Tetta:  Bicycles parked in Leiden, Netherlands

Another bike parked in Leiden.

A bicycle does get you there and more.... And there is always the thin edge of danger to keep you alert and comfortably apprehensive.  Dogs become dogs again and snap at your raincoat; potholes become personal.  And getting there is all the fun.  
~Bill Emerson, "On Bicycling," Saturday Evening Post, 29 July 1967
The bicycle is just as good company as most husbands and, when it gets old and shabby, a woman can dispose of it and get a new one without shocking the entire community.  
~Ann Strong
Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. 
~Albert Einstein

Mankind has invested more than four million years of evolution in the attempt to avoid physical exertion.  Now a group of backward-thinking atavists mounted on foot-powered pairs of Hula-Hoops would have us pumping our legs, gritting our teeth, and searing our lungs as though we were being chased across the Pleistocene savanna by saber-toothed tigers.  Think of the hopes, the dreams, the effort, the brilliance, the pure force of will that, over the eons, has gone into the creation of the Cadillac Coupe de Ville.  Bicycle riders would have us throw all this on the ash heap of history.  

~P.J. O'Rourke

Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world.  
~Grant Petersen

1 comment:

  1. You walked for TWO HOURS??? I grumble after walking for 20 minutes! lol.