Miscellaneous Photographs

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Electric bicycle

January 23rd, 2019 — It kinda looks like a motorcycle on the sidewalk of Granville Street but with closer inspection you will notice his left foot is on a pedal so it really is a bicycle — specifically a mountain bike with suspension, fat tires, and an electric motor on the rear wheel — although again if you look very carefully you will notice the chain has been removed; I guess so the rider’s pedaling won’t slow him down. The rider admitted when asked that the motor was 1500 watts, three times the legal limit and considering the speed with which he disappeared down Granville Street probably capable of well over the 32kph electric bikes are limited to.

Wine bottle

Tour de France bicycle August 16th, 2015 — This bicycle was photographed at Canada Place in Vancouver but I’m pretty sure it’s been to the Tour de France. Note the full corked wine bottle in the rear water bottle holder. If there’d been a baguette in the front water bottle holder I’d be absolutely positive.

Hit by a car

Bike hit by a car 1 June 4th, 2015 — This man was hit by a car while cycling along Pender Street in downtown Vancouver. It was a slight collision, the cyclist explaining to a pedestrian who witnessed the incident that he didn’t really think the car hit him, this despite the rear wheel being destroyed and the frame bent. He was more concerned with getting to a nearby bike shop where he hoped repairs could be made quickly as he had some people to meet up with in Richmond. Bike hit by a car 2

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