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I carry a camera if it’s possible. That means my heavy Nikon SLR and zoom lens. It can sometimes be awkward and a bit of a burden. On the Five Borough Bike Tour, we were in Queens riding along the bay toward Flushing Meadow and the World’s Fair site. I recall the saying, “Did your mother know that you wore that out today?” It goes along with, “If you’re going out, wear clean underwear.” The sun was high and bright. The old bike shorts were stretched and a bit worn by wear. It’s not PC, but it’s priceless. No names please.

3 responses

  1. At least a thong? Yikes, someone should have warned this guy/girl? In NY, it’s hard to tell.

    December 1, 2011 at 11:26 am

    • A woman. And no relation. I looked up from my bike and saw her ahead. You can imagine wrestling the camera up to the ready position and riding into focus range. Then I looked through the viewfinder to compose the shot and managed to stay on the bike. Helmet or not, it would have hurt to crash. Bike shorts wear a bit thin after multiple washings. And they stretch with a pound or two gained. At least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

      December 1, 2011 at 12:22 pm

      • Stick to to it, peeping Ho. I can’t believe you were mobile, not a shocked bystander.

        December 1, 2011 at 1:40 pm

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