On Facebook, a number of my friends have "liked" the fact that I'm going to the "Bike to the Symphony" event on June 12th. My hope is that all those friends will join me in what has always been a fun bike ride.
In the above photo, I'm the guy in the suit with the silver helmet. If you look carefully, you'll see a GoPro camera mounted on my head. My old friend Bruce Wiggins from CTV2 had shown up with a producer and they needed to find someone to wear a camera during the ride. As soon as Wiggy spotted me, they knew they had their man.
|A dressing down
After getting chain oil on my suit, I decided last year to dress down a bit and just wear a tweed jacket and jeans. I was especially delighted to ride my Root Beer Raleigh 20" folding bike that my friend The Raving Bike Fiend had found for me. Someone snagged the above picture while we rode along the bike path near Railtown and I was eager to try taking my own pictures while pedaling. Something I'd seen Coreen from "Breaking Chains and Taking Lanes" do many times.
My photographic efforts weren't worth publishing however, I did manage to get a photo of William Eddins, the Edmonton Symphony conductor who happened to lead all of us through downtown. He then rode right into the concert hall on his bike. Something we all liked.
|The Bike Riding Photographer herself