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re home page photo. Racers, no helmets. President and webmaster, heltmets. Good for them. And I don't say this to start a helmet controversy. Just expressing my feelings.

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Evan Marks (not verified)
and more...

"If nobody knows them, why are they on the NYCC home page?

Please pardon a frank opinion, everybody's so sensitive around here and I 'm not trying to start a war but it's not a very good photo. Look at it - NYCC members half-hidden behind strangers. What's the point?

I can appreciate the effort that went into taking the photo, the fact that it was damn cold that day, etc, etc. The fact still remains that it's not a good photo. Photography is like that - even under the best of circumstances you still sometimes come away with an entire roll (or several gazillion megapixels) of junk.

OTOH, Hank's shot of ice on the Hudson was a masterpiece.

Please don't anybody get your dander up and say ""Oh yeah, well let's see you do better."" It's constructive criticism, meant to try to suggest improvement."

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<a href="http://www.OhReallyOreilly.com">Peter O'Reilly</a> (not verified)
it ain't easy...

"...coming up with original photo content week after week. 'specially w/ recent weather, the club cycling photo-ops pool is slim pickins (or even frozen

And yes I guess we are a bit spoiled of late with Hank's masterpice. Keep in mind, if I'm not mistaken, several of the rest of that masterpice set of photos were taken by the same photographer being criticized this week. Like many things in life, some weeks are better than others.

Guess now would be a good time to request solicitations.

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Carol Wood (not verified)
Here's what I like

I like the racer's frank and friendly expression and the red jerseys against the grey sky. It brought a smile to my glum face in my gloomy cubicle. And I recognized Peter's day-glo form in the background. That also made me smile.

I hope that our interests are large enough to encompass the larger family of cyclists--not just people in the club. Evan, was this a troll? ;)

(Herb, it didn't even occur to me about the helmets. But I still like the picture.)

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Evan Marks (not verified)
"""What do you think?"""

TROLLING, a style of fishing in which one trails bait through a likely spot hoping for a bite.

You bit.

(Subject line quote from today's news items. Extra credit - who's the mean, nasty troll who said it?)

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Art (not verified)

Heck, the one guy isn't even wearing gloves! I like the photo though.


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Shymember OK (not verified)

Herb, I agree. Helmets are so sensible. I have a friend who used to forego a helmet. I showed him the ’95 TDF and Casartelli bleeding all over the road before his untimely death (RIP Fabio). My friend now wears a brain bucket. So many pros do not wear helmets and I think that perpetuates the “coolness” factor of the No-Helmet look.

Did you notice the racer on the right has NO GLOVES either! What the ….

Evans, yes, club members are obscured. But the photo is nicely composed and has a sense of movement to it. It makes feel the wind-burn on my face.

And Evans, are you doing a little fly casting? If so, OK. It’s civil ;-)

Peace y’all?

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Tom Laskey (not verified)
The Eye of the Beholder

"I actually thought the photo was an excellent depiction of what it's like to ride on a blustery winter day. Shy makes an excellent observation: ""It makes me feel the wind-burn on my face."" Isn't that a sign of an effective photo? In fact, the only criticism I can find is that yours truly is mostly obscured. OTOH, maybe that's a good thing, people would probably criticize my form.

I hope everyone feels free to submit their own photos. Wouldn't it be great to have a member's photo gallery on this site?"

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Timothy McCarthy (not verified)
Home page photo

Thanks, Herb, Evan, Peter, Carol, Shy and Tom.
I got quite a chuckle out of this exchange.

Clubmembers, please submit photos.


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a former editor (not verified)
one of the unknown racers

i believe the racer on the left in the photo is george suter. don't know about the racer on the right...

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