This morning I happened on the wonderful “BikeNYC” portraits by Dmitri Gudkov, of New York cyclists and their bikes. This collection is the strongest case I’ve seen in support of expanded bike infrastructure around the city; the subjects of Gudkov’s portraits represent the true range of cyclists I see in the bike lanes, especially here in Bed Stuy. Many are emphatically normal-looking; there are some oddities, too, though not in the ways you might expect. The impression you get is that cycling is a routine, practical activity, not just the domain of fixed-gear scorchers and insane people with toe-coozies. The photos themselves are nicely done, too.
Luis The Super is one of my favorites. My god, this guy needs his own protected bike path. He’s blind in one eye and rides around with a giant bucket hanging from his handlebars.