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sketch: road bicycle

March 29, 2012

I always see hordes of cyclists on 9W, a route that goes along the Hudson. The old Route 9W is kind of like our Route 66 because newer, bigger, faster highways replaced it. So, with less car traffic, 9W earned a new kind of legacy as the road that cyclists adopted to be a long-distance track.

Well, I like to ride my bicycle too, and with the weather being warm so early in the season (the warmest March in New York on record since, like, 1945), I figured this would be a good time to take my wheels for a spin. So to speak.

On the road, I was quickly, overtaken by cyclists in skin-tight alien suits. With their ultra thin tires, they all zipped past me with minimal effort. I pushed my fat tires as fast as they could go. I know, I know. You’re supposed use road bikes for long distance (but I’m happy with my mountain bike. Really). I may have moved as slow as a snail, but hey, 34 miles later (in 3 1/2 hours), I made it!

Needless to say, when I got home, I collapsed on the bed and was down for the count.

Later, after the fatigue subsided, I celebrate my personal achievement, by doing a sketch of a classic 10-speed bicycle. For the time being, I’ll stick with drawing, and leave the Tour De France to the pros.

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2 Responses to “sketch: road bicycle”


  1. thats a near perfect drawing


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