Bikes about town

by Raymond Parker on November 7, 2012

in Cycling, Photography

As the cycling capital of Canada, it’s not surprising to find a great variety of bicycles parked around picturesque Victoria, British Columbia.

As I cruise around the capital, I’m often drawn to photograph the array of cycles gracing bike racks, parking meters and fences along the way.

Most often, I’m wielding my iPhone 4S (c/w 8 megapixel camera). In fact, this “project” was the main rationalization a few months back (before the announcement of the iPhone 5!) for the move up from the 3GS, with which one or two of the images in this gallery were made. Can you tell which?

I rarely meet the owners of the bikes I photograph, but I’m taken by how their machines give me an insight into their sense of style, if not their personalities. A lot can be inferred by the owner’s choice of components and accoutrements.


Like the Urban Cyclists series, I’ll make this an occasional feature, bringing you the beautiful and the battered from the streets of Victoria and beyond.

ofoab November 22, 2012 at 10:49 am

” First I look at the Bike ” sung to 1st I look at the purse. Last week I spent 3 day in the big smoke , bikes everywhere ! Rick and Ken Green had a retirement roast , lotso vintage faces and jersys , even Sigge showed up . Hugh Harden , Rob Delahanty , Hayman , Brad Reeves , Trish , Jeff, Bill Wild , I was in sentimental mode ! Cheers

Raymond Parker November 22, 2012 at 11:07 am

I was bad–didn’t reply to invitation. Excuse: tied up with house renos … besides scared to drive in the big smoke.

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