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May 2006, Holding an apple core. Hiking at Fragrance Lake.
Coming home on the train from my 2006 trip in California, I documented one of the legs that get me around.
2004 In Skagit Tulip Field.
2004 painted body and loud shorts. Dressed up, or down for a special bike ride.
I am one of several local residents photographed for Bike to Work and School Day, May 17 2002 in Bellingham even though I walk, rather than bike. Work is one block away. Having biked many places for play instead of work, including across USA, it still qualifies. Bicycling for errands helps also. Photo display was at public library. Image taken in April. Photographer found a map of the USA that was painted on the playground of a grade school.
Dressing in drag is getting more appeal among the general public, not necessarily confined to gay culture. Spring of 2002 saw the grand opening of Bellingham's pedal project, a nonprofit bike shop. They decided to have a "Drag Race" to call attention to the event. Pictured in far left is me with my pedal pushers.
Robert crossing St. John's Bridge in Portland, Oregon at end of 1999 Seattle to Portland Bike ride. That year there were 8,000 participants. I crossed the finnish line in the bottom third. Racing has never been my goal. Too many interesting people and things to look at along the way; also radio stations to listen to. Disk shaped object, above front wheel of bicycle, is the Select A Tenna. This boosts AM radio signals. That year, STP was start of a 1999 trip around the Washington State.
Photo by Lavona Sherarts. I visited some friends Ted and Lavona Sherarts, in St. Cloud, Minnesota during my 1993 trip. I corresponded with them in the Mail Art network starting in the 1980s. She took this picture of me with my fully loaded bicycle. Notice wastepaper baskets for panniers. This was the system I used back then. Tent, sleeping bag, tarp and a few other things were piled on top in back. A tupperware type box in front held things for ready access; such as maps and camera. Foam pads on front low rider racks protected large pop bottles that were strapped to the racks on both sides; an inexpensive way to carry lots of water. Much of my set up was tied together with bungy cords and duct tape.
In 1992, Modeling for my friend Rick Bulman.
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