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I Want to Ride my Bicycle - Part 1 - Warp Speed

By saltireblue    
Le Tour comes to Norway, albeit only for 5 days.

Twenty teams, eight muscular, sinewy, sweaty men per team pedalling for all they are worth, at times one can almost hear the sonic boom when they get up a proper head of steam.
Blimey, I think I need a rest, I am tired out just writing about them!

Deliberate slow shutter to try and capture the speed and action......stay tuned, more to follow over the coming days.

Thanks for all the recent comments and thumbs up. Very appreciated as always.

Thanks for bothering.


Tags: Cycling Speed I want to ride my bicycle Tour of Norway Sweaty men Sports and action

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franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
18 May 2012 6:00PM
Wonderful sense of movement in these.

Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
18 May 2012 6:12PM
The bright colours show the movement so well, Malc. Two good captures. v2 seems to have the bigger impact but I like v1 without the car.

SlowSong Plus
13 9.9k 30 England
18 May 2012 6:40PM
Great sense of them coming out at us, almost as if you were right in their way. And superb speed - fast enough to hide the lycra (the most unflattering fabric every made Grin)
18 May 2012 6:42PM
Great shots Malc, really good to view. And as for me, I think I need RE Cycling.

John Smile
18 May 2012 6:53PM
Fabulous shots. Thanks for your comment on my bluebell. Unfortunately I have less to look forward to than I have to look back on. A bit like our wild flowers!!
andylea 13 37 1 United Kingdom
18 May 2012 7:08PM
cracking feeling of movement malc brilliant colours v2 for me today a belter nice one Wink
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
18 May 2012 7:19PM
The Giro d'Italia, if course - I nearly forgot - it doesn't come anywhere near here. There was a big cycle race in Durham yesterday - but no publicity and no live coverage. If I'd heard about it 90 minutes earlier we could have been there. It's the only sport we follow.
But on the other hand, it was very wet Sad
Love the motion blur here, Malc; I can't decide which version I prefer so I'll just sit on the crossbar!
Great sense of movement in both capture.. Prefer V1 for balance and composition..... Must get my bike out!
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
18 May 2012 8:11PM
One of the best action shots yet-- love the movement and all that color!
15 13 1 United Kingdom
18 May 2012 8:13PM
Love the motion blur you have caught here Mal.
LexEquine 15 1 19 United States
18 May 2012 11:14PM
'Two mesmerizing & Speed defying reportage Images' ~ LEx Wink
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
19 May 2012 1:10AM
I have never had a bike Malc,
but I did spend a bit of time in the bike shed at school !!
Super shots.
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
19 May 2012 5:18AM
Excellent use of slow shutter speed Malc they look just like the Spandex monsters who risk life and limb (ours) on the local canal tow path.
Cor 12 Belgium
19 May 2012 8:51AM
saeidNL 12 3 Netherlands
19 May 2012 11:42AM
Twi Fantastic and great capture indeed,V1 is my favorite,
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
19 May 2012 2:13PM
I really like theway you have taken this one ... I also feel quite exhausted just looking at them
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
19 May 2012 3:51PM
Rather like the way you have the blurred speed look here Malc
brilliant capture and rather them than me!
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
19 May 2012 6:33PM
passed a group on the Antrim Coastla road today..think they were lost!!! WinkGrin

love the point of focus Smile
19 May 2012 11:00PM
V1 for me.

Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
20 May 2012 12:43PM
Marvellous feeling of movement in this one, until you see them at closehand you don't realise just how fast they are travelling, a bit like when you watch horse racing on the television then see it firsthand
VivienO 11 1 United Kingdom
21 May 2012 10:31PM
Gives a great sense of speed, energy and excitement. Well captured.
NobbytheNobster 12 33 5 England
23 May 2012 9:39PM
Two super action shots Malc, they give a real sense of speed Smile
Great work
NeilWigan Plus
11 17 16 England
25 May 2012 7:42AM
got the action well recorded Malc.

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