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The best of the poems, photos, and meditations to appear on UPICTURE have now been collected in a book,  KILLERS IN TUTUS, available at Amazon.  Click here.  The cover photo appeared on November 2, 2012 in an essay on Fasching … Continue reading

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Alpe d’Huez — twice! — on July 18

. The Dutch will already be arriving in their caravans, well stocked with lager. Some Danes and some Germans too. The French will come the day before, or the morning of. This is going to be one of the most … Continue reading

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Rodney at Les Calanques, 1987

Sometimes we get lucky and get (as much as we can know of) someone in a photo. On this May day I caught Rod, my fellow tour guide at Velo-France, diving on a dare into the cold waters of the … Continue reading

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Malaysian tuk-tuk man, Kuala Lumpur

I think I met this tuk-tuk driver in Kuala Lumpur. I liked the ornate additions he made to the basic function of his vehicle, especially the many lights, which actually WORK. Look at the crankshaft on the bike on the … Continue reading

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The first bicycles: Penny-farthing, high wheel, high wheeler, Man slicer, and boneshaker.

On my way back from a triathlon somewhere in western Ohio, one of those small towns near Troy or Ada immortalized by Sherwood Anderson in Winesberg, Ohio, I spotted these members of an old-time bicycle club out for a Sunday … Continue reading

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