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Riders up

Posted by
Mooie (Vancouver, Canada) on 19 June 2013 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

That's what you call out when you run into other bikers on a trail... it means get out of the way :-) These are a few of the folks I ride with fairly regularly and this was a little break we had during a "pedally death-like march of the north shore mountains"

Hipstamatic 262 1/60 second F/2.4 ISO 64 5 mm

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Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Fabulous shot and treatment - this looks like a fun challenge!

19 Jun 2013 7:51am

@Stephen: Thanks... and it was a really fun day!

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Great tones, excellent colours, think I'd enjoy a bit of this with friends.

19 Jun 2013 8:53am

@Curly: Thanks.. and I'm sure you would!

eligreg from Madrid, Spain

take a break, capture the
beauty of nature!
i love the way you framed this photo,
very memorable!

19 Jun 2013 9:10am

@eligreg: Thank you... they all know me well enough to just keep on keepin' on whenever I start maneuvering for a shot :-)

Chennai City from Chennai, India

Fabulous capture. Regards

19 Jun 2013 9:38am

@Chennai City: Thanks a lot!

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Excellent shot, love the processing.

19 Jun 2013 11:43am

@Sarito: Thanks a lot... it's hipstamatic Libatique lens and dream canvas film :-)

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Confused. So you both shout it at the same time, which one moves? Over here, on the flat, it's everyone for themselves, on a hill, the people going up have priority.

19 Jun 2013 12:22pm

@CElliottUK: Oh! So... you'd really only say it if you were stopped in the middle of the path, which bikers do quite often for a chat/rest or to get ready for a stunt.... and you'd be letting your gang know they should get out of the way. The same rules apply here.. flats a free for all and hills are for the climbers

Abena from Illinois, United States

I see why they're called mountain bikes :-) but through the thick of that forest, it looks both tough and fun! riders up actually sounds polite thanks for the new term! I love the beauty in this...you and Rick show such gorgeous Canadian forest scenes and it looks brilliant to me, great shot!

19 Jun 2013 2:03pm

@Abena: Oh it's sooo much fun, it's addictive, especially if you like a challenge :-) Mtn bikers are a surprisingly friendly breed of people... I think because it's a way to relieve stress we are all kind of mellowed out halfway through a ride

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

WOnderful surroundings - the light is perfect too.

19 Jun 2013 2:22pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A pause in the road. Excellent time!

19 Jun 2013 2:54pm

Devi from Chennai, India

What an enchanting trail and what a wonderful shot here !!!

19 Jun 2013 3:14pm

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

un superbe traitement pour cette photo qui n'aurait pas cet aspect du tout. bien réussi.

20 Jun 2013 1:16am

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Fabulous shot and great processing .. the colors and light are fabulous !!!

20 Jun 2013 3:02am

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Take a break in the nature! good !

20 Jun 2013 9:22am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I would hate to meet such a group coming down a trail when I was going either direction on it. ;-)

21 Jun 2013 3:05am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

That is really cool.. I didn't know about it (hipstamatic Libatique lens and dream canvas film) until now :). Thanks

21 Jun 2013 7:32am

Hipstamatic 262
1/60 second
F/2.4
ISO 64
5 mm