Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Bike Throw

(Click for a larger view.)
18" x 24" Oil on panel.
On auction at the Marymoor Velodrome Association Auction.

At the end of any bike race, there is often a sprint that can be won by the difference of throwing the bike forward or not. Thrusting the arms forward sends the front wheel over the line sooner and that is the point that counts.

This year Tom Boonen is in the Belgium National Champion jersey and he has a great bike throw even though it sometimes comes up short. Here I used my "artistic license" to put Tom's jersey ironically on someone else. (Tom is a bit taller and leaner...) Maybe we can imagine this is the next Eddy Merckx.

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