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Love this Giant Bicycle sculpture in Taupo New Zealand.

    effektiveblog:

    Love this Giant Bicycle sculpture in Taupo New Zealand.

     
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    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 28: Jack Bauer (R) and Greg Henderson of New Zealand in action ahead of the Men’s Road Race Road Cycling on day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 28, 2012 in London, England. (via Photo from Getty Images)

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 28: Jack Bauer (R) and Greg Henderson of New Zealand in action ahead of the Men’s Road Race Road Cycling on day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 28, 2012 in London, England. (via Photo from Getty Images)

     
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    AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 11: (L-R) Sam Webster, Simon Van Velthooven, Ethan Mitchell and Eddie Dawkins of the New Zealand Sprint Cycling team pose for a portrait during a New Zealand Olympic Games cycling team media session at the Milennium Institute of Sport on May 11, 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand. (via Photo from Getty Images)

    AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 11: (L-R) Sam Webster, Simon Van Velthooven, Ethan Mitchell and Eddie Dawkins of the New Zealand Sprint Cycling team pose for a portrait during a New Zealand Olympic Games cycling team media session at the Milennium Institute of Sport on May 11, 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand. (via Photo from Getty Images)

     
  4. MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 08: Lauren Ellis of New Zealand competes in the Women’s Individual Pursuit qualifying during day five of the 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships at Hisense Arena on April 8, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (via Photo from Getty Images)

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 08: Lauren Ellis of New Zealand competes in the Women’s Individual Pursuit qualifying during day five of the 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships at Hisense Arena on April 8, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (via Photo from Getty Images)

     
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“ Jacob Diedrich (Richard) Arnst leading a group of cyclists  to the finish line in a two mile scratch race, probably in the Nelson  region. Photographed ca 1910 by Frederick Nelson Jones.”
(National Library of New Zealand/Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, 1/2-026608-G.)

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    “ Jacob Diedrich (Richard) Arnst leading a group of cyclists to the finish line in a two mile scratch race, probably in the Nelson region. Photographed ca 1910 by Frederick Nelson Jones.”

    (National Library of New Zealand/Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, 1/2-026608-G.)

     
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“Cyclists competing in a two mile miss and out race at Winter Show  Grounds, Wellington. Photograph taken ca 1930s by E T Robson, Courteney  Place, Wellington.”
(Interesting to note some of the riders are wearing hairnet helmets.)
(National Library of New Zealand/Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, PAColl-0037-07-001.)

    afrormosia:

    “Cyclists competing in a two mile miss and out race at Winter Show Grounds, Wellington. Photograph taken ca 1930s by E T Robson, Courteney Place, Wellington.”

    (Interesting to note some of the riders are wearing hairnet helmets.)

    (National Library of New Zealand/Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, PAColl-0037-07-001.)

     
  7. A man rides his bicycle on a damaged road in Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. (via Photo from AP Photo)

    A man rides his bicycle on a damaged road in Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. (via Photo from AP Photo)

     
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“Group of cyclists from the West Coast region, with a  mixture of penny farthing and early safety bicycles, photographed,  probably in the 1890s, by James Ring of Greymouth.”
(An interesting group from the transitional period between ordinaries and safety bicycles. Some of the riders have caps with what looks like a club badge on them, while others are wearing hats. For what it’s worth, none of the safeties seem to have pneumatic tires. It would be fascinating to know what sort of debates and/or rivalries went on between the riders of the two different types of bicycles at this time.)
(National Library of New Zealand/Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, 1/1-027054-G.)

    afrormosia:

    “Group of cyclists from the West Coast region, with a mixture of penny farthing and early safety bicycles, photographed, probably in the 1890s, by James Ring of Greymouth.”

    (An interesting group from the transitional period between ordinaries and safety bicycles. Some of the riders have caps with what looks like a club badge on them, while others are wearing hats. For what it’s worth, none of the safeties seem to have pneumatic tires. It would be fascinating to know what sort of debates and/or rivalries went on between the riders of the two different types of bicycles at this time.)

    (National Library of New Zealand/Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, 1/1-027054-G.)

     
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“Cyclist, 1925, William Oakley.”
(Te Papa.)

    afrormosia:

    “Cyclist, 1925, William Oakley.”

    (Te Papa.)

     
  10. Mads Wurtz Schmidt of Denmark smiles on the podium after winning the gold medal in the junior time trial competition at the UCI Road Cycling World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark, 20 September 2011. Wurtz Schmidt won ahead of second placed James Oram (L) of New Zealand and third placed David Edwards (R) of Australia. AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX / Marie Hald (via Mads Wurtz Schmidt Of Denmark (C) Smiles - Yahoo! Sports Photos)

    Mads Wurtz Schmidt of Denmark smiles on the podium after winning the gold medal in the junior time trial competition at the UCI Road Cycling World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark, 20 September 2011. Wurtz Schmidt won ahead of second placed James Oram (L) of New Zealand and third placed David Edwards (R) of Australia. AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX / Marie Hald (via Mads Wurtz Schmidt Of Denmark (C) Smiles - Yahoo! Sports Photos)