A Sense of Adventure


Taken w/ 24 mm @ f/4.5, ISO 500 @ 1/40 sec. Kim Klassen ‘Felicity’ Texture applied at multiply 100%.

I love taking pictures of bicycles.


The minute I see one, I gravitate toward it.


It could be a new bike.


Or an old one.


Or even just parts of a bike. I’ve got quite a collection of bicycle photos growing!


At the age of 9 I received my first bicycle at Christmastime. I didn’t know how to ride a bike.


And since my dad didn’t believe in training wheels, he spent the whole rest of that day teaching me how to ride it.


I finally got the hang of it. As summer rolled around, my brother and I would hop on our bikes and take off. We would be gone all day.

8_Hello Cupcake

An innocent time when kids could be gone from the house all day and no one worried.

10_Autumn Bicycle

That bike had awakened in me a sense of adventure. Of traveling under my own steam. I still feel that way and every time I see a bicycle, I am reminded of where it all began.


This is me on Christmas day 1963. Can you see how hard I am concentrating?


Where are you off to today? If you are in the neighborhood, please stop by.



I’m linking up with Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday. Lots of wonderful images to look at if you would like to take a peak.

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14 Responses to A Sense of Adventure

  1. Dotti says:

    Oh! I love bikes, too! I used to ride a lot with my husband but then photography got in the way of that. I love all of these and that photo of you … yes, I can see the concentration but you were doing very well! We used to spend the entire summer on our bikes, going everywhere around town. And nobody worried … no reason to then.

  2. What a great post Carol, the one of the market awesome so awesome and love the one of you as a child. I have one of those also, I think every girl has one of those where a bike is as big as she or bigger. A bike was a big deal in those days more so than today and a good time it was. A really good post my dear friend. Have a super great Tuesday.

  3. So iconic Carol especially the ‘sit up and beg’ bikes…

  4. Jana says:

    What a great set of pics, and what a cool bike you got that year!! Love seeing the world as you see it, you have such a lovely perspective and an amazing ability to share it in words and pictures- how beautiful your world is!- JBV

  5. Susan Bolton says:

    Great post, Carol! Sure takes me backā€¦thanks for sharing the wonderful art!

  6. pat says:

    I am captivated by old bicycles too. Makes one wonder where they have journeyed.

  7. Lisa Gordon says:

    I love old bicycles too, and this is such a wonderful series!

  8. Lenore says:

    Wowza! I love all these!!! All of them are simply gorgeous! I’m so happy to have found your site via KK’s link up! I’ll visit often!

  9. Beth @Shutterhuff says:

    I so enjoyed this bike series and the stories too. I well remember the freedom we had to roam just about anywhere we wanted to on our bikes! We were lucky…and the 9 year old you, with the hoodie and a skirt…bitchin’ :O)

  10. Melinda says:

    What a fantastic collection of bicycle photos! I wonder what it is that makes bicycles so appealing to photographers- I love them too. And your memories of childhood bike rides- and all that freedom! So many kids can’t even feel safe playing in their front yard nowdays. I especially love the photo at the Public Market- perfect! Wonderful photo essay!

  11. What a fun post. The images tell a fun story. I used to say we gain our freedom when we get our drivers license, but this post made me think about my youth. I think I really gained my freedom when I got my first bike at 10 yrs old. Your images are wonderful.

  12. Sherry G. says:

    Yeah, bikes, freedom and the open road. And simpler times. And healthy living. Less fossil fuel. Love all the associations. Wonderful diversity of bikes in this series, Carol.

  13. Beverly says:

    Absolutely love this post Carol, and that you have included you on your bike. The days of freedom…we rode our for hours and hours. So fun to see all the different bicycles you’ve photographed over the years.

  14. carol says:

    oh i love this. I too have a million bike pics too, but yours are really so stunning! I just love this post!!

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