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Left Behind?

 

Every time I see this here (which is often), I make up a story.

Somewhere in the Netherlands this past weekend.

 

 

 

Left Behind?

 

Every time I see this here (which is often), I make up a story.

Somewhere in the Netherlands this past weekend.

 

 

 

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Brillant Ginnie smile I am surprised he can maneuver two bikes at once. Brillant portrait!
Ginnie Hart: I've even seen women do this, Frances, which tells me this is old hat for them. It still tickles me to death. smile Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Jan 2012, 00:44
One-sided conversation...love it!
Ginnie Hart: It happens more often than you'd believe, Ray. smile Thanks.
Interesting capture, Ginnie. Have to say I've never seen this myself. Here in the US it would be very suspicious. Amazing the different cultures. Fascinating shot, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: I guess big bike cultures like this have all kinds of tricks up their sleeves, John! smile Thanks.
Great shot Ginnie! Clearly Mom and the little gipper didn't want to cycle over to the car show on the other side of the park.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Elizabeth. I really do wonder what the story of this one is! smile
When I see this image I see he bike path. Man thats one nice bike path! smile No ruts or potholes. No litter, no puddles. Very Nice. I'm bringing my bike for a visit, he would like that.
Ginnie Hart: Actually, John, this could be a bike path because there are so many wonderful ones all over the Netherlands. However, in this case, this is also a very narrow one-lane road where traffic and bikes go both ways...out in the polder. We all somehow manage quite fine getting around each other. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Jan 2012, 06:33
Me and my imaginary friend?
Ginnie Hart: That's a good one, Chris. smile Thanks.
Coming back home with an empty sidecar!
Fine capture Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Richard. Makes me wonder if he'll have to take it back to go pick her up?
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Jan 2012, 07:36
I hope he hadn't had a row with his partner
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Elisabeth! sad
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Jan 2012, 07:45
He must like silent company!
Great composition Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: That's one way to get silence, Linda. grin Thanks.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 11 Jan 2012, 07:48
One could conjure a hundred stories from this image Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: That's what I thought, too, Chad. smile
She got the house he got the bike
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHA! Should have known that one was coming, Bill. smile
tll us one of those stories
Ginnie Hart: Left behind? Are you familiar with that series from America, Chantal?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Left_Behind
ben il est sans sa femme et son bébé....
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, l'Angevine. Don't you wonder what happened to them???!
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 11 Jan 2012, 08:35
Superb and original photo with an excellente texture. Have a lovely day Ginnie. Amicably Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Antoine.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Jan 2012, 08:42
I think his partner has had enough of pedalling child AND shopping and has gone off for a well earned cup of coffee smile
Ginnie Hart: Makes you wonder why (s)he was willing to part with the bike! Good one, Anne. smile
I think there has been some sort of 'falling out'.
Ginnie Hart: It appears to be so...even though Astrid is sure he's bringing the bike back from the bike shop. smile
After getting rid of his wife and enerving child he should look happier Ginnie! smile I have a friend who riding with his father in law, and pregnant wife in back seat, stop at gas station, she went to bathroom and the two guys just left without her, rode 120 km before realizing she was not there. smile
Ginnie Hart: Oh mw, oh my, Juan Carlos. What a story. grin Thanks for sharing.
I think they had a row, she was carrying all the shopping in the saddle bags as well as the child, enough was enough !
Ginnie Hart: Makes sense to me, Martin. smile Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Jan 2012, 09:38
Mother and child both lost their seating. You should stop the man and tell him. He seems unaware.
Ginnie Hart: He does seem totally unaware, Louis, doesn't he. At least he doesn't seem alarmed or upset! Thanks.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Jan 2012, 09:50
I've seen people walking their doges whilst they ride their bike but never taking a bike for a walk!

Mind you, having said that, I'm often walking my bike up the hills rather than riding it wink
Ginnie Hart: You just reminded me that I want to get a picture of that, too, Alan...a man on a bike walking/running the dog. It sures gives the dog good exercise! smile Thanks for the comment.
I am amazed that you see this scene often. How can that be?
Ginnie Hart: All the time, Mary...at least once a week. Who knows, as Astrid says. All kinds of reasons...picked up from the bike shop, a friend took mom and child home in the car for some reason, etc., etc. Fun, isn't it. smile
I imagine that the second bicycle is the one of the photographer?
Ginnie Hart: No, Marie, not this time. smile But that's a good guess. I was actually a passenger in a car when Astrid and I were out-n-about. I took this through the windshield, while driving slowly.
Looks like a scene out of dark danish thriller to me Ginnie - well captured!
Ginnie Hart: I can see you have a good imagination, Fred. grin Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 11 Jan 2012, 11:21
Could do this when I was a younger.
Got my snail mail today, lovely surprise, thank you
Ginnie Hart: I bet if you had to, Aussie, you could also do this now! smile Thanks.

So glad you got our snail-mail. I had all but forgotten about it!
Great shot Ginnie. I've done this but it isn't easy if they start to drift apart.
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure there's a real finesse to it, Brian, which I've never tried. Good for you to have this in your repertoire. smile
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 11 Jan 2012, 12:24
The invisible cicliste
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Oscar! smile
Ever seen this in the States Ginnie? I know it takes same dexterity on the bike to ride like this.
Nice capture!
Ginnie Hart: No, Wim, I never saw this in the States. That's probably why I always look twice when I see it here. smile Bedankt.
I noticed this on my last trip to Amsterdam - one or another partner ferrying the bike to the railway station to await the arrival of the other!
Ginnie Hart: Aha. So you can collaborate, Tom. I love it. smile Thanks.
I love these puzzle pictures, Ginnie. Hard to guess what the back story is here but it sure is fun to imagine scenarios of all sorts.
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Beverly. It's probably a lot simpler than we think...the back story. smile Thanks.
He was out shopping with his wife and got fed up of waiting outside the shops and decieded to teach her a lesson.Nice one Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! No Freudian slip mixed in there at all, I'm sure. grin Thanks.
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 11 Jan 2012, 15:35
"Maybe nobody will notice I took the another bicycle."
Ginnie Hart: Probably not...except for that American lady who somehow thinks this is a hoot! smile
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Jan 2012, 20:02
A good shot. Teaching a ghost to ride perhaps? smile
Ginnie Hart: Steady as she rolls, John. smile Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Jan 2012, 20:03
Great picture!! Amazing how you did this one right, it was taken from our car, while I was driving smile
I have done this too with two bikes and it is alright as long as you don't have to stop too often.
I think his wife was the clever one, she took the car and waits home for him with a nice cup of tea grin....
Ginnie Hart: You slowed down for me to catch this before he went by, so thank you! I'm just glad I had my camera with me. I bet you can manage doing this quite well. smile And yes, smart wife.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 11 Jan 2012, 20:56
it does make one wonder, right? smile but doing this seems difficult.. my sense of balance ain't that good.. grin
Ginnie Hart: Astrid has done it herself several times when she had to take her son'd bike to the repair shop. As long as you don't have to stop often, it works fine, she says. smile
  • Andy
  • United States
  • 11 Jan 2012, 22:02
Ha wow makes you wonder where the other rider went!! Really a story to be told here!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Andy. He's probably picking it up from the repair shop to take home to his wife. smile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Jan 2012, 00:16
Cycling to pick up a child from school smile
Ginnie Hart: Could be, Cherry. smile It's fun to figure it out, isn't it.
I am thinking he has an invisible friend who is a little unsteady.
Ginnie Hart: You may be right, Michael. smile I love it, the guessing.
I could write a short story about this too Ginnie...smile
"Here is a sinister man who dumped the bodies of his wife and child and thought that he could at least sell the bike... saddle bags and all."
Nome du Plumegrin
Ginnie Hart: HA! Good one, Peter. I knew you'd come up with a good one. smile Thanks.
it used to be fairly common in my hometown too. nicely timed capture
Ginnie Hart: That's nice to know, Ayush. The Dutch aren't the only crazy ones. grin Thanks.
  • tede
  • France
  • 12 Jan 2012, 16:31
A bicycle spare in case of puncturesmile) Excellent image. Ginnie nice day.
Ginnie Hart: That would be a lot of baggage to carry around, in cae of an emergency, Tede. smile Thanks.
Very nice photo!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Victoria.
Ginnie, great shot, like a scene, moment ...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Klaudia.
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 13 Jan 2012, 03:13
Cool.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks.
Divorce ! wink)) Excellent.
Ginnie Hart: That's definitely a possibility, Karine. She got the house and kid and he got her bike. smile
  • Jany
  • Germany
  • 17 Jan 2012, 10:26
On ne sait jamais on peut rencontrer une personne qui n a pas de vélo,mieux vaut prévoir bien sûr..Bon j arrête ma plaisanterie....Bonne ballade...
Ginnie Hart: It's fun, Jany, isn't it. smile Merci.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 19 Jan 2012, 09:34
This is quite usual around here too. But I always giggle for myself when I see it smile
  • micha
  • 26 Jan 2012, 13:34
great catch!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Micha.

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