Monday, February 8, 2010

Zen Monday: #83

Zen Monday is the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what I think the photo's about. There's no right or wrong. It means what you think it means, or what you want it to mean.

I look for a photo worth contemplating or, failing that, something odd or silly. And I stay out of the comments box to avoid influencing the intellectual path of the discussion. Because you know, when I get in there it all goes downhill.

As I post each new Zen Monday photo I add
a label to last week's to identify it if necessary. Remember, last week Zen Monday was Tuesday.


Confession: I didn't take this photo in Pasadena.










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43 comments:

J+P said...

From the back:

After the mud was cleared and everything washed clean, authorities were baffled by the absence of riders in the debris from the Angeles Crest CycloCross disaster. "We looked everywhere else," said NPS spokesman Mortimer Washboard. "They gotta be in there somewheres …"

From the side:

Vanfro.

Cafe Pasadena said...
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Cafe Pasadena said...

Getting ready to head towards De Doo Dah Parade.

Looks like he's coming from an L.A. swap meat.

Vanda said...

"Bicycle orgy with van."

When post-post-postmodern art collides with road rage.

Latino Heritage said...

Unfortunately this reminds me of the stacks of paper on my dining room table.

Jilly said...

I can't stop laughing for long enough to post what I think it might be about!

Shell Sherree said...

Wilbur figured his magnetic fuel injector system could do with a little fine tuning.

Susan C said...

Is the bike path this way?

bandit said...

Mornin', kiddo.

I've had me coffee and I'm much better now...

The inexorable rush to a green existence.

After finding some Whole Earth Catalogs while cleaning her aging parent's garage, Josie the soccer mom lets her imagination run wild.

After casing the Al Gore presentation the night before, a gang of thieves makes off with their booty.

In a tragic circumstance, the visiting Chinese aerobatic bicycle team succumbs to a particularly bad day of LA smog.

This is cool. I'll have to copy you. Please stop by to leave some idle threats.

Shell, you're killin' me.

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Bellis said...

Amgen cycle tour riders on their way to the Rose Bowl hoped no-one would catch them cheating.

HearkenCreative said...

Words fail me. Wait,...no, they don't:

Cyclist's pickup line: "Hey, you wanna come see the back of my van?"

kaat said...

I think each bike represents an unfulfilled dream of the driver of the truck. He's going to have to take each of those bikes off the truck and ride them one by one before he's truly free.

J+P said...

Millions of years later, schizophrenics would evolve aluminum foil as a defense, and Darwin's notion of adaptation through selection would be confirmed yet again.

wv: schwinng!

ben wideman said...

WOAH! I'm not sure that I have anything witty to add, but this photo is SPECTACULAR!! I thought this kind of thing only happened in developing countries.

Clifford Beshers said...

The A-Team. Still on the run, but now with Alzheimers.

J+P said...

Ben, I think the US is still developing. But we'd better be careful about the result.

Pascal Jim said...

Crowded with riders inside and the porta-potty not working...

Bellis said...

A rare sighting of a cyclokleptomaniac.

Natalie said...

I don't have any clever captions to add, but I gotta say, WOWSA! This is the craziest picture I've seen in a long time.

pasadenapio said...

With 124-wheel drive, the truck was a real bargain.

Bellis said...

That guy needs to see a cycleologist.

Bill said...

It really wasn't a good idea to carry all those magnets on the back of this pick-up (ute to Australians)

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Bernie K finally settled on a profession

TheChieftess said...

Now...where'd I leave my bike???

Ted Thompson said...

The new 2011 Series 20 van from Chevrolet! Retro styling with a new rollover safety system!

BernieMan said...

"Bernie K finally settled on a profession"

I'll have you people know I'm nimble on a bike. You'd see me around time except my mother needs round the clock care. Besides, if I could afford a van, it would have a Partridge Family wheelcover, be assured. (Be very assured.)

J+P said...

Caption: "Henry resigned himself, yet again, to the fact that being incredibly fertile didn't absolve him of the obligation to take his kids cycling every weekend."

wv: urnifack

Trish said...

"Tim Tebow's van in 20 years"

mark said...

Re"Cycled" Bike Parts R Us.

Clifford Beshers said...

I'm sooooo tired...

Cafe Pasadena said...

China no longer has use for its bicycles, so its exporting them to the poor, debt burdened, 2nd world economy of America.

n warner said...

Bike du soleil..hey, hey!

likenarnia said...

12th hour attempt to be witty...

instead of the ice cream man, well it is the bicycle man. can't you just hear the music?

or this man is trying to increase his carbon footprint.

last attempt, the van is really a bike magnet.

great pic, either way.

Ms M said...

Amazing photo, as your Zen Mondays are. So many colorful, intriguing people and things going on around there!

Petrea said...

You guys are unstoppable. If I were giving prizes I'd run out of them today even if I had 35 (uh, 34) of them.

Bill, and N. Warner, I believe you're new in the comments box so I welcome you. (I welcome everyone else, too, of course, but new peeps are special.) Bill, you're not the only one here from Brisbane. Click on Shell Sherree.

I hate to sign off. I hope more stuff comes in. This one's been a favorite.

By the way--the location of this shot was outside the Hansen Dam Golf Course in Sun Valley. Vanda and I were wandering about on a photo safari of sorts, more results of which I'll put up on my Overdog blog in a few days.

Virginia said...

This is a recurring dream. All those bikers that hold me up in traffic going 2 mph, get their comeuppance.

Well, that should get everyone's panties in a wad. Well the bikers don't wear panties from what I can tell. I"m not skeeerd!

Virginia said...

HEY P, you're giving KB a run for her comment money! Whoohooo. You go girl.

My WV is FERTING. I'm not touching that one! But I'll bet I know who will. :)

Chuck Pefley said...

Virginia, since you drive so slowly behind those bikers you've no more excuses for not posting biker photos! There! That's your next challenge -:)

Now this photo shows a real collector with eclectic taste!

Pascal Jim said...

Direction to the Rose Bowl, please...

Shell Sherree said...

Waa-haaaaa, this one has been a beauty!!!

Petrea said...

Chuck, you know what's going to happen now. Virginia's going to start taking photos while driving. DANGER! V, you be careful--those bikers do a lot of ferting and they're not wearing any underpants.

Ming the Merciless said...

I love this photo! It's like a moving bicycle dump. :-)