Friday, September 12, 2008

Photostory Friday

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek





This is the view from where I was sitting as I rode home from the city. You can see Aaron and my mother a short distance ahead of me. We live about 2.5km from Brisbane's CBD and there is a beautiful bike path along the river. I couldn't help thinking how old the bike looked. Its rusty all over, the bell doesn't work, and the stand is gone but it is being used more now than when I had it 15 years ago. My university is in the city and occasionally, I did ride my bike in but that didn't happen often once I got my driver's license and a permanent parking space at an uncle's apartment block.

Now, with fuel prices they way they are and parking spaces unaffordable, my parents ride into the city each week for their clogging lessons at the Senior Citizen's center. My father rides my brother's bike and my mother rides mine. It doesn't matter that both bikes are more than 15 years old or that their helmets are also a few years too old to be fashionable. Nobody cares. All that matters is that they really enjoy the ride and the bikes are finally being used as they were meant to be.

12 comments:

Chris said...

Bikes are looking more and more appealing, no matter how old they are. How did you take the shot without falling off.
Cool perspective.

Cecily R said...

I'm with Chris...how in the world did you manage that one? I can barely ride a bike without a camera. I'm pretty sure any picture I tried to take like you did would be of the ground.

Angela at mommy bytes said...

Nice shot. I recently took a few shots while riding with my cell phone, and they aren't easy to capture. I did my very first PSF this week.

photomommy said...

I love the perspective of your shot!

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

love it - she looks so far off!!
Bike still works! My bike is from eons ago as well - hubbies too!

MamaGeek said...

First of all, WELCOME BACK!

Secondly, this is my favorite photo of yours bar none. SERIOUSLY, that is AWESOME. I love the perspective Amanda, how did you do it?

And hey if it works, gopher it, right? :)

Alexandria said...

What a nifty picture! Great story behind it as well. I think we all need to take a bike ride every now and then.

Indrani said...

The price rise is bringing i a major change in life styles. Well, less pollution and more cycling, let us see it that way. Great picture.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

With fuel as it is, more are turning to bikes.

Susan said...

Fabulous shot! You must have great balance.

Nap Warden said...

Yep...way to conserve!

Woman with a Hatchet said...

Actually, I like the rusty bike. It has more character than a brand new one!