Thursday, 23 October 2003
Pix Of The Day: Hot SF Wheels Action Shots
CREDITS: © Adam Tow/Tow.com
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Ian Scott-Parker writes: For several weeks, I have found the task of researching and writing the daily updates to be an ever more onerous task. Regular readers will have noticed that with increasing frequency, update deadlines were not being met, this one being a case in point. Rather than practice blogus interruptus, I decided to continue, but fake it a little. The daily feature will change to a simpler format, like the one you see in the remainder of this update. Thank you for visiting: many of you are unknown to me, but even if you are just a single entry on the server log, your presence is appreciated. I hope you find something to enjoy!
Back to the photoblog: Following yesterday's item on Oz bicycle racing, we went out on to the net to find some good quality bicycling racing action shots, ones with an immediacy and an 'I Know Because I Was There' quality. On 14 September 2003 they ran what was formerly known simply as the 'San Francisco Gran Prix', but under commercial pressures is now known as the T-Mobile International. Shorter we grant you, but does it really have much meaning outside of the already converted? We thought at first it was a trade show for the operators of those hot drink carts we see at the County Fair. We appreciate the commercial sponsors of bicycle racing, but it must be a labor of love, rather than an accountant's cost/benefit analysis.
Adam Tow is an native of San Diego, who moved north to be educated and employed, and seems to have managed admirably on both counts. One of his stocks in trade is professional photography, and he shares lots of his work online. Check out his site: these pictures come from the obviously bicycle oriented gallery near the bottom of his Digital Journal. We presume that at some time the gallery will move into the archive section, and we will update the link if we see that happen.
There are pictures of Adam and many of his friends from all over the world, but we were so amazed at an image of him hand holding a giant lens, that we expect you might be experiencing a little web page shake. Lots to enjoy on this web site: from now on rootling is the order of the day! Just imagine you are a porcine truffle hunter.
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)