Country Bikes for the win! Now someone find me a Quickbeam, so I can have a Country Track Bike!
The original from the bicycle photographer! We’ll miss you Bill!
Mr. Cunningham was such a singular presence in the city that, in 2009, he was designated a living landmark. And he was an easy one to spot, riding his bicycle through Midtown, where he did most of his field work: his bony-thin frame draped in his utilitarian blue French worker’s jacket, khaki pants and black sneakers (he himself was no one’s idea of a fashion plate), with his 35-millimeter camera slung around his neck, ever at the ready for the next fashion statement to come around the corner.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…the documentary on Bill is a MUST WATCH!
About 40-odd years ago, a bunch of young California misfits changed the world with new technology. Oh, you’ve heard this before? Well, it wasn’t a computer. It was bikes.
Mountain bikes, to be exact. Now, it’s true that people have been riding on rough roads and dusty paths from the earliest days of cycling. But a perfect mix of competition, rapid technology development, and marketing strategy propelled what mountain bike pioneer Charlie Kelly calls a “goofy hobby” into global phenomenon and a new Olympic sport.