So...you wanna' meet lots of new friends on the beach ???

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Buy a Wheelman. Coker Wheelman.

http://www.pbase.com/vernix/padre_wheelman_friends

These are from South Padre a couple of days ago.

You get more attention that you want.(yeah, right)
EVERYBODY wants to ride it!
Too cool for words.

Yeah, yeah, riding on the beach with a D2X slung over my shoulder is stupid. Hey, I'm an obstetrician so I'm no stranger to dangerous living.



http://www.pbase.com/vernix/padre_wheelman_friends


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lololol

Terrific images and fun to...

thanks for a smile.

At my age I would break my A*&%
 
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The teen babes are obviously entertaining but my favorites are these other experiences in these two shots.

The guy ran across me in an Italian restaurant that night and we toasted the day with a nice Shiraz.

The couple had just gotten married on the beach. The prior day he had ridden the bike. They flagged me down for a "wedding portrait" of sorts.

This all reinforces the one thing I've learned for certain in my photographic hobby...that is...get up close and personal. New shooters buy a long lens and stand back. Half of my shots were with the 12-24.

Engaging other humans is 80% of the joy of my photography.
I see more undressed bodies at work every day so that's not the point(well, maybe a little). Interacting with interesting people is my motivating force. A big camera conveys an air of knowledge and authority. We must respect that inadvertent responsibility.

Thanks, and yes, I did get my money's worth out of the bike and I've just started. I'm sorry I can't get it in the luggage to Crested Butte this week.

BTW I count at least 10 males in thes few shots. Distracted? 8)

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Wow - that bike looks like loads of fun !

I'm still trying to figure the technique to get bum on seat - how does that work ?
 
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Simon said:
Wow - that bike looks like loads of fun !

I'm still trying to figure the technique to get bum on seat - how does that work ?
Surprisingly easy.

Two hands on handlebar.
Left foot on peg on frame...this is the trick.
Push off with right foot...coast a bit like one of those Razor scooters.
Up and on your bum.
Pedal.

Do it in slow motion and it's rather easy.
Most people who fail rushed the process.
About 80% of teens get it the first try.
The guys use brute force and fail more often than the ladies. No surprise.
 
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nybluecrab said:
That looks like a lot of fun, but isnt hard to pedal in the sand?
No.
The sand near the water is as smooth and seemingly as solid as perfectly level pavement.
The sand nearer the dunes is dry and simply impossible to traverse with a bike.
the water is to be avoided because sea water is hard on bikes and DSLR's.

The only impediment to effective pedaling is the constant distraction from teenagers wanting to give me beer and ride. :shock:
 
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