Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Sex in the city!


Sex on PDP today? Not really, but nudity! Explanation: this weekend we celebrated "Le Vélo" (bicycle) throughout France and in Paris of course (since the creation of Velib', it is extremely popular to ride a bicycle here). This gave an idea to a few protester associations who teamed up with nudist associations and organized a ride through Paris with no clothes on to protest against the invasion of cars, scooters, motorbikes... in Paris. One thing is sure, they managed to get medias' attention; there were more journalists and cameras there than actual demonstrators! More photos on the making of, of course ;).

91 comments:

  1. Well, they got the attention of Eric Tenin and PDP. What more press could they possibly need?!?

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  2. P.S. Eric, how did you keep from getting run over? It looks as though you were in the midst of quite a frenzy ... and it must've felt like an odd frenzy at that!

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  3. I must be getting (have gotten) old. I went to the comments box before checking out the "More photos' which is where I'm headed soon. "...in the city?" Heck, I'd be happy if I came across that in my habitation. But the bats here in my cave seem less than enthusiastic about the issue. Wait, I think I hear a bear rumbling about in the deeper reaches. Yep, here he comes and is he hungry! But not for that. Gotta run.

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  4. Eric, Viva La France! Nice photo - excellent video. Those cobblestone streets must make riding in the buff a little risky. With gas prices on the rise here in the states we're seeing more bikers on the roads during rush hours. More motor scooters also.

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  5. J'aime bien "le drapeau cul" ! Je m'interesse s'il a fait ca tout seul? :)

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  6. So, I have to laugh about the tandem bicycle with one nude rider, and one fully clothed...

    It was the shot just before the guy with the ten speed.

    Sorry, I am just reading David's comment about the cobbles laughing out loud.

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  7. Riding a bike nude? Cobblestones?

    OUCH OUCH OUCH OUCH OW OW OW OW OW

    I may need to stand up for the rest of the day after thinking about it...

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  8. Nice photo and video as always Eric:)

    Don't you think it's kind of ironic, they are nudist yet they are wearing socks and shoes?! Hmmm

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  9. Oh my Lord...I ran into this exact same thing in San Francisco yesterday!

    Here's a link to add to your blog Eric: http://www.worldnakedbikeride.org/

    I wonder if it was more about being an exhibitionist for some and less about protesting world issues.

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  10. Oh la la la!! It must have been hard on the derriere, and risky for other areas as well! I heard somewhere that other cities were doing this as well, but I don't know exactly which ones. Brave souls!!

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  11. Vive la velorution! They deserve all the support they can muster. Not those lazy, motor-vehicle driving people, though. They need more athletic supporters.

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  12. Oops, sorry - it was Saturday in San Fran, not yesterday.

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  13. Heck, I'd be happy if I came across that in my habitation. T. G.

    Beg pardon?

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  14. Well that's the fastest i've taken to click 'more photos'!

    Guille was that you, in the yellow? lol

    Parisian Heart; I reckon Eric didn't have to worry about getting run over because he too was on a bike, riding nude. lol! One handed of course.

    What great photos he he! Only one shot that i can see of a man's erm, er... spare handlebar shall we say... all i can comment is that it seems to have been a cold day there in Paris.

    Lynn from Cheltenham. Couldn't sign in as usual!

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  15. Yes, the WNBR is coming soon. They were probably practicing.

    London ride is this coming Saturday, I went last year http://londondailyphoto.blogspot.com/2007/06/london-naked-bike-ride.html, don't know if I'll make it this year.

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  16. Tall Gary you are toooooo funnnny.
    Eric - wonderful photo,once again. The movement in the shot, though, makes it look to me like he's being ignored by the rushing crowd around him rather than that he's big news for the skin-crazed media. You know, just one little demonstration too many and finally even the French say: "Pff (medium shrug of shoulders) ...nude cyclist? What's for lunch?"

    I couldn't get the video to run; will try again. I'm sure, though, once you got this one in the can, (oh...groan)you knew you had a winner! And, if the cyclists keep to big cities with cobblestones, the shruggers will surely outlast the demonstrators -- the nude cycling demonstrator community won't be growing anytime soon!

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  17. I find bicyle-riding painful enough with padded clothing! Can't imagine no clothing at all! Thanks for sharing...not likely to see anything close to that in Gun Barrel City, Texas! ;-)

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  18. Ow! That just looks like
    1) it would hurt,
    2) it would be embarrassing!! and
    3) it would be rather a "cheeky" thing to do!

    I'm not much of an exhibitionist myself, but I really wouldn't want anyone to take a picture from that angle when I'm fully clothed, much less not clothed at all!!

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  19. I just checked the list and Chicago has a ride scheduled for this Saturday. I don't own a bike and don't plan on buying one before Saturday - so I'll have to take a pass. Besides, my birthday suits a little wrinkled and I don't have time to have it pressed before the weekend ......

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  20. "...birthday suit's a little wrinkled..." Chuckle.

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  21. Eric, I'm so proud of you for taking this shot. I think it's a very nice view. Although it looks like a little of this man's paint has rubbed off.

    Buzzgirl! I'm laughing out loud!

    Guille, I talked to a woman on the phone today who's name is Guille! She's American, but she pronounces it right.

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  22. A similar bicycle reference in Copenhagen today:
    http://copenhagendailyphoto.blogspot.com
    /2008/06/little-art.html

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  23. Love the photo and capture of motion!

    I saw on the news about a nude ride in the NE US. Here in Oklahoma? People would probably throw a fit and want arrests, ha! (Though we do have nudist lakes. I don't know if bikes are allowed.:)

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  24. Eric...I guess your zoom lens works rather well, eh? ;-)

    Christie..."cheeky" David..."cobblestones"
    Tall Gary (well, just everything you write)
    Petrea..."paint has rubbed off."
    Ya'll "crack" me up! I need a "buffer-in" after reading your comments. Zoom, zoom, zoom!

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  25. Fascinating photo and video. We had "streaking" in the 70's, now nude biking. Streakers were braver letting it all hang out the way they did without any barrier at all.

    There has to be another pun in the whole cobblestones observation, i.e. "stones" but my mind isn't completing the thought.

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  26. Although not overtly humorous, this photo is a crack up.

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  27. Ooo, good shot, nice effect!
    I've seen these guys before, they've done it before in Europe, not sure about the States. We have critical mass here, but nobody's given them the idea to do it naked, yet. err. that I know of. Too funny!

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  28. LOL tall gary. OK, I'll play. Hope they don't get into an assident.

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  29. Tomate, check out Suzy's comment and link above, like 10 from the top.

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  30. The participants who get a bit too irate and feverish might take a rest for a bite to eat of "hot cross buns."

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  31. Bravo! So Funny. At least the most important part is in focus. Merci

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  32. "Blue moon, now I'm no longer alone..."

    --This photo makes a hilarious political point if you start considering what the "white" color of the French flag represents, i.e., pre-revolution it referred to the "King". Others say it referred/refers to the "clergy."--

    "...without a dream in my heart without a love of my own." (Rodgers and Hart)

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  33. Hey you guys: no wise cracks. Tee hee!

    By the way, have any of you read "Across the Great Divide?" Not sure why I'm reminded... :)

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  34. That is an astonishing observation Coltrane!

    So glad that this one was a still photo, at least if we were to continue with the "Blue Moon" lyrics: "And then I looked to the Moon it turned to gold." Too many bananas?

    "No wise cracks," Buzzgirl. Ha ha.

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  35. I forgot what I came here for. I wanted to express my thanks to Ham for posting his link above.

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  36. We all got so excited about the naked buns that we forgot to congratulate Parisian Heart for being Golden Finger! But maybe no one wanted to touch that one. With a ten foot pole.

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  37. Butt surely these people ass-pire to something bigger than themselves!
    What that is, je n'ai au-cul-ne idee.
    Seriously -- 'pun my word, you people are the best! I'm holed up here in my apartment laughing my head off . . .

    Thanks, Eric!

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  38. Alexa..."au-cul"...now that is funny! ;-))))

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  39. Coltrane, Face it, we're ALL funny today.
    Do you suppose Eric knew this would happen when he posted this photo? Je pense que oui. Can hardly wait until nos amis a travers le "pond" wake up and see this. Can you imagine what Lynn will have to say?!?

    Buzzgirl -- I know what you mean. I keep thinking about the movies Butterfield 8 and Spaceballs. Go figure.

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  40. Thanks Tall Gary. Impressive Link, Suzie!

    I'm surprised Michael and Lynn haven't logged in yet to ass-ist us with these jokes. Too early.. oh, yeah, that's right. It's probably just the crack of dawn over there.

    ...Mwwwwwwwwwwah.. the Great Divide, just got it .... hehehe

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  41. ...we forgot to congratulate Parisian Heart... Bummer.

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  42. So sorry Tomate. I've been having problems sitting at my computer long enough to write a comment. The blisters on my butt are killing me you know. Oops, did I say too much?

    Seriously, I'm just a little behind these days.

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  43. Non, mais vraiment-- you see what I mean? These people are out of control (moi aussi, je suppose)!

    And I absolutely do congratulate Parisian Heart!

    Also, Lois -- see yesterday for the answer to your question.

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  44. Great picture and making of, as usual !
    I said yesterday that Eric's PDP and all the comments make me think a lot, today they made me laugh a lot ... for the parts that, as a non-English reader, I could understand.Hard to get all the "substantifique moëlle" from your comments, you folks.

    As for riding a bike, to stay in today's tune, I would just dare to say :
    That's the way
    Ah ah, ah ah
    I like it
    Ah ah ah ah

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  45. Alexa, sorry, I did not thank you yesterday for your translation of l'embarras du choix. I like this way to say it, meaning it is easy to pick one where there is plenty, isn't it.

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  46. WHAT ABOUT THE SADDLE BURNS???!!
    Ouch ouch ouch ouch.

    I love the idea. As a viewer. And the aim, of course.:)
    On sent que c'est une photo prise sur le vif Eric. LOL.
    The slideshot is really nice and the music (I didn't know it!) is awesome.

    Yeah Lynn, it was me in yellow. How do you recognize me?

    Petrea wait a minute, was it a Guille or a Guillemette?! A Guillemette in the US, I can't imagine: there is already no Guillemette in France, so go figure!:)

    Alexa, play on words in French? je te tire ma révérence... :O

    Michael, I had NO doubt about your participation to such an event!

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  47. A little behind! Oh, Michael, I'm laughing.

    Guille, I made her spell it. I asked her if it was French, but I didn't think to ask her if it was short for Guillemette! She was at my auto insurance company in the customer service department. Maybe I'll call back tomorrow and ask for her again, just to find out.

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  48. Petrea, don't, maybe she will think that your interest for her name is strange.LOL.I don't claim the uniqueness of my name, but when you know that the peak in France of "Guillemette" was in 1951 with 63 babies called like that by their crazy parents, well, you understand what I mean by 'few chances'! :)

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  49. Oh my! The shot is totally action packed tunnel vision. Good job, Eric! The Italian guy's bottom painted like the flag is hysterical! btw, he has a crooked crack :o

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  50. hadn't found the time to visit for a while. Thanks to Nono for reminding me how eye-catching PDP could be ! ;o)

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  51. OUCH...what a photo and what a slideshow. Eric, you were pretty close to some of these...ehm... LOL.
    These people are really courageous, I would never, for the death of it, do it. WELL done.

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  52. And Laurie Keller...how do you know he's Italian? Hmmmmmmmmmm?

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  53. Guille: I thought yellow would suit you, of course!

    Sorry i'm late here to crack some buns...er...puns, folks, but i've had another bum time at the hospital. Still, it meant another Doc meeting, which is never bad. I've blogged it of course.So that's where i've been, please don't get arsey with me...

    I will try to think of some back end humour, but i realise i'm tardy, most of the good ones have been done and i'm merely coming up at the rear...

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  54. Oh how i'd love to think of a peach of a joke but with such good humerrhists here, i feel as useful as a fart in a spacesuit.

    Looking at that superb picture of Eric('s) it just seems more painful each time! I don't know how he managed to ride it like that. Bare backside i guess it would be.

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  55. One question -
    Has the fellow on 'Le Velo'
    got a blister on his below?

    D.

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  56. Eric, just look at what you've inspired-the comments here are hysterical!
    & Lynn you never fail to be funny, I hope you are completely healed very soon!
    I love visiting here to see what is going on in France as well as hearing everyone else's viewpoint. So funny you all are!

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  57. These puns remind me of the episode of Friends when Joey was going to play Al Pacino's butt double in a movie - Ross said something to the effect of wanting to be invited to the big opening.

    HA!

    I crack myself up.

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  58. Oh my! I missed quite a time later in the evening! The PDP commentary was clearly just the finishing touch this event needed.

    And ah yes, my first GF ... quite the moment indeed -- on this day of all days! I can only imagine what that might mean.

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  59. Alexa, Thanks for the response. I thought you forgot about me. Pink hair pioneer. LOL That is funny. Actually, I got the idea when I was about 6 years old. I was looking at one of those magazine covers in the Sunday paper in Hollywood. There was a photograph of a circle of women lying on the beach with their heads together. Each woman had a different color of hair. So it looked like a color wheel -- as you use in art. It was an article about this new hair color from France called Roux that made hair color in every color. I think Roux is now owned by Revlon. Anyway, I thought when I grew up, that is what I would do. I would try all those colors. Blue and Pink were my favorites. I remember once when I was posing for a painting class at the Art Students League, a student said to me, how are we suppose to paint you when you keep changing your hair color. I answered, use your imagination. Anyway, I really enjoy your comments Alexa. Sometimes I am sure that I have met you before in NYC. NYC is really hot and humid this time of year. I am so glad that I am not there. On the other hand, it would be very nice to be in Paris right now.

    We have Critical Mass here in San Francisco to protest against the invasion of cars, etc. And it is very effective and is taken by everyone very seriously -- maybe it's because they keep their clothes on :) Critical Mass is impressive to watch the way it sweeps through the city -- power to the bicycle! As an on-looker you can feel the force, energy and determination of these bicycle riders.

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  60. Great photo, a real crack-up....

    There's a nudist bicycle race at the Solstice Fair in Seattle. Nothing yet like that here in Belgrade.

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  61. he he Suzy! Your laughing at your own crack made me laugh with a massive expellation of air I nearly fell over.

    Thanks so much, Lily! Best thing i could hear.

    I almost forgot to comment on your title, Eric! I toast it with my glass of wine here, bottoms up! I can't wait to get the opportunity to get to the cinema and park my derriere to watch that film.

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  62. I noticed when I was in Montreal that they have bicycle lanes between the street and the sidewalk; and a few times I mistakenly walked into the bicycle lane. I was told firmly that I was not to walk there -- for bicyclists only! I think that is what the San Francisco bicyclist is striving for - safety and respect. They have had enough of being run down by cars, etc. I was out at a local sushi bar last night and my sushi chef, Suzuki, told me that he bicycles to work. He has a Niki jacket that has strips on it that glow in the dark so that he doesn't get hit by cars.

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  63. I missed this! Oh how I wish I spoke French so I knew where to view a real derriere a la francais.Was it mentioned in the papers?

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  64. And does he do it in the buff, Lois?

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  65. Guille -- merci merci merci. Coming from you (who speaks English so well), that's high praise indeed.

    Lois -- I think you're right, or at least we probably know (or knew) some of the same people. Here's a coincidence -- I was asked to pose at the Art Students League, but didn't because I felt too shy in front of so many people. But I had worked as an artist's model for an American sculptor in Venice. It was winter and we had to turn on the stove and work in the kitchen, so I wouldn't freeze my little bare butt. (And, voila -- we're back on the fascinating subject of the day!)

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  66. Lynn, Suzuki would never do any exhibitionist type stuff. He's an Alpha Male and a Japanese Gentleman from Tokyo and very proud of it. Another Japanese man at the Sushi bar said, "Bicycle? Suzuki, this isn't Tokyo." Suzuki just gave him a hard stare -- didn't say a word. He's quiet. I can hardly wait until you are up and running again Lynn. I know the first place you'll go -- to the theatre. I can feel the anticipation all the way over here.

    Alexa, I didn't feel shy about posing in front of all those people -- they are all artists and their pictures always made me look so beautiful. I would walk around during break to see what they were doing. I am not as beautiful has they portrayed me. I guess artists see beauty even when there is very little. Look how clever you are -- you made it back to the photo du jour.

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  67. LOOOOOOOL All your comments really made my laugh a lot. Exactly what I needed after a hard day ;-(

    Lynn "I reckon Eric didn't have to worry about getting run over because he too was on a bike, riding nude.!"

    LOL, nope, even though at some stage they started shouting "la police à poil!" then "les journalistes à poil! " (in the buff!)

    But I kept my clothes on! 5i swear, it's... the naked truth!)

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  68. tomate...apparently the event was held in SF on the same day. I actually saw them in formation near Dolores Street, but ran the other way as I needed to get to work. In SF, people need little excuse to run around[or bike]bare assed, and it isn't always so "attractive"!

    From the looks of the blue on the "other cheek"...this tricolor must be adorning a "French Butt"!

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  69. Nous sommes tes anti-dépresseurs Eric? Et bien j'ai gagné ma journée!
    Pour moi: One PDP's visit a day take the doctor away... (One? Okay, 10!)

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  70. Guille -- this is my 5th visit today (but who's counting?), and yesterday it was 8 (!), including first and last (at least it's a safe obsession). I'm just glad to hear that Eric enjoys it as much as we do. If entertaining him is what it takes to ensure he does this blog forever, I say let's keep him laughing!

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  71. Lois said: "I guess artists see beauty even when there is very little."
    ??????? Excuse me, but you ARE aware that we can actually see your photo, right?

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  72. Ok, Eric i believe you, thousands wouldn't. LOL. If only Michael had been there with his camera....!

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  73. Painful? Dangerous? Embarrassing? Some of those body parts might not look nice in a 30 mph wind :) Eric, I'm glad it was only nudity. Any sex on those bicycles might have endangered the pedestrians as well.

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  74. Eric--one more pun on nudity, in English, after it seemed like we'd used them all up. I think your English is better than mine.

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  75. What fun these comments are! ROTFLM(ahem)O! ;^)
    Eric, I'm curious if you zoomed while taking this shot, used a lensbaby, or used an effect in post processing. Can you share your secret. There is such great motion in this, it makes me dizzy.
    -Kim
    Seattle Daily Photo

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  76. Wow, that could have easily turned out to be a painful protest while going over bumps in the roads!

    ptowngirl
    HamptonRoadsDailyPhoto.com

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  77. Eric kept his clothes on...BUMmer.

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  78. This just doesn't look comfy at all... :)

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  79. Eric dear, I think it's all been said. I'm simply lost for words. How brave!

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  80. Oh my goodness! I was sitting in the Starbuck's on the Grands Boulevards waiting for my son to finish at a birthday party he was attending when this bike procession rolled by. I tried to explain to my husband who was not there what it was all about but lacked the proper visuals until now. Thanks for posting! Great blog BTW!

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  81. You know he regretted that the next morning ;)

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  82. What an impressive picture, in my culture people is not allowed to go around with the naked ass on bike or walking.

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