Photos of The Gates by Ed White

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"I walked around Central Park this past Sun. Feb 13, and then rode my bike around the park on Tue. Feb 15, and took these photos of The Gates installation. I managed to find a couple tourists to snap photos of me on my bike on Tuesday.

Click here to see photos of The Gates

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George Arcarola (not verified)

Ed, great shots. Thanks for sharing.


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"Chainwheel" (not verified)
Photo on main page

"Who is that in the photo on the main page? I think he has to get that saddle up a little higher.


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Ed White (not verified)
saddle height, photos

"Of course, that was me in the photos. As for my saddle height, my bike was fitted by Craig Upton. If you look on other threads on this message board discussing his bike fittings, it seems that he raises everybody's saddle by at least 1"" when he fits them.

I really enjoyed taking those photos. As for the shots of me cycling, there's a bit of a story here. Since I was cycling by myself, I had to find a tourist willing to take my photo for me. This required a bit of trust, as I had to give him my new camera, turn my back on him, cycle away about 30 yards, then turn around and cycle back for the photos, and hope when I turned around that he were still there with my camera! It worked--twice!

Many people in Manhattan that I've talked to about the Gates that haven't seen them (other than maybe driving by the Park) didn't realize how many Gates there are, and when they see my photos and realize there are thousands of them, they are astonished.

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Suomynona (not verified)

"""Chainwheel"" was asking about the main NYCC page, I believe. As of 17 Feb, it was of a man riding a Specialized, not you on your Merlin. And indeed it looked like his seat was too low, nice spot ""Chainwheel."""

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Siggy (not verified)
Wrong picture


He was talking about the photo on the nycc main page, not in your photos.
The guy on the zebra color Special Ed on the homepage does look like he could raise his saddle.

Your fit looks pretty nice.


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Nathan (not verified)

Beat me to it!

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Yogi (not verified)
Bike fit.

Great looking bike Sheamus.

Oh yeah, Great picts Ed.

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chris (not verified)

I rode on Sunday with Marci's group and the photo on the home page looks like a certain fellow names Seamus. The bike is brand new - this may have been its maiden voyage. To anyone who knows him, let him know - the saddle looks low.

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Sheamus Cullen (not verified)
OK it's me!

Just picked up the bike on Friday I get the picture saddle too low. Anyway whoever posted the picture please send me a copy in email [email protected] or [email protected].

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"Chainwheel" (not verified)
What size frame is that?

"Looks like about a 53cm. Hard to tell from the photo, but it seems a little small for you. But then I think everybody rides a too small bike.


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<a href="">Peter O'Reilly</a> (not verified)
email it, nah

"You can easily grab it yourself by right*-mouse-button-click on the photo located on the club's home page. A ""popup"" menu should appear permitting you to save the picture.

* Incidentally, if the right button is your primary mouse button, like typically for lefties, then it will be a left-mouse-button-click.


P.S. Nice bike!"

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Sheamus Cullen (not verified)
Specialized S Works

The frame does look small but it's bigger than my last frame this one is 55cm. Thanks for the compliments Chuck, Peter, & Chainwheel. As for saving the picture I already did that, just wanted the original file since it was probably a bigger file with better clarity.

Anyway Ed great photos of the gates since your thread was hijacked due to my seat being too low.

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Ed White (not verified)

No problem with all these links...every time somebody adds to this link, it puts it back at the top of the list on the message board so people readily see it when they log on--that way more people see my photos! The link on this message board to the photos was posted two days ago, and I've already had over 225 hits on the link, which the most hits I've had in the first two days on any photos I've posted on the message board. The Gates are very popular!

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Anthony Poole (not verified)
Here are some more pictures

Nice pictures Ed. Here are a few more pictures to add to Ed's, with cyclists as well as gates. I only recognise one of the riders:

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Ed White (not verified)
links to photos

"Hey Anthony--
I like the fact that you got some photos of the Gates while they were being put up. I biked in the park during the construction, but at the time I didn't know what it was--I wish I had, so I could have taken photos of the construction, too.

Incidentally, when you put a link on the message board, you can make it so that people can click on the link directly, rather than having to cut-and-paste it, by doing the following:

First, as you type in the message for the message board, you type in the text you went people to see, e.g. ""Click here..."" Next, hightlight that text. Then, above where you are typing are some icons, e.g. B for bold face, etc. One icon has an A with lines on it--after highlighting the ""Click here"" text, click on the A icon. It then asks for the URL address where you type (or copy and paste) it in. It will then add the appropriate code to your message to provide a link, as shown below.

Click here for Anthony's photos.

This just makes it a little more convenient for readers."

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Judith Tripp (not verified)
Can't see photos

Ed would you mind awfully e-mailing me a couple, as Anthony kindly did with his, as I can't get past this filtering system here?

Saw the Gates from running on the bridle path last night, best view yet, odd how it's so different from being on the roadway.

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Banana Guy (not verified)
Saddle is not too low...

legs are too long.

Hey cippolini - nice bike!


soon be spring!!

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