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Bicycle Portraits Books – 162 Cyclists in South Africa

bicycle portraits book 162 cyclists south africa   Bicycle Portraits Books   162 Cyclists in South Africa

Stan Engelbrecht and Nic Grobler set out for a journey in South Africa. Over 2 years, the two would photograph cyclists, with the best pictures making their book “Bicycle Portraits”.

The duo took around 500 pictures and stories of cyclists in South Africa, with only 162 making their books. In total, three books will release, each will have 54 stories and two write ups from international cyclists figures (each).

The book is designed by Gabrielle Guy, a hand painted watercolor map is also included that is designed by Gabrielle Raaff that pin points the location of each picture.

As of writing, the book is available for pre-order at Dayonepublications.

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Cyclists Enjoy Street Poetry in Lisbon

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Somewhere in Lisbon, Portugal there is an unprecedented literary work of art on display along the banks of the Tagus River. There lies a bicycle lane with poetry printed on the asphalt. An excerpt from the poem “The Keeper of Sheep” penned by Fernando Pessoa is the thought-provoking poem painted on the lane in large bold letters.

I never kept sheep,
But it is as I did watch over them.
My soul is like a shepherd,
Knows the wind and the sun,
And goes hand in hand with the Seasons

Cyclists who love to ride along the river banks alone or in a group, now have a poem to keep them company. This refreshing idea makes you ponder on life experiences and more as you ride your bike. It also adds a modern take to the panoramic view of the river.

An excellent concept on making art and exercise…

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Cyclist Hate Group Fan Page on Facebook

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Last night while on the official Bike Reviews facebook, we stumbled upon a fan page that we call the Cyclists Hate Group, but the real name to it is “There’s a perfectly good path right next to the road you stupid cyclist!”. We were honestly shocked to see that (at the time) 30,000 people are fans, but after further reading most of these people are fighting against the group. Now, at the time of this writing, almost 33,000 people have joined the group, with both sides making threats, but it seems if cyclists have taken the group over, just check out the reviews, 1 star ratings all across. The feud between cyclists and cars will always be present, but one thing is for sure, we are all tax payers, cyclists and people in cars, and part of this money goes to the roads, so…

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