My favorite bicycle picture of 2011 does not have great composition. Yes, there is the back profile of a formidable cyclist, wearing a pink “Fat Cyclist” jersey embossed with a prancing horse; yes, far off in the sunny background you can make out a mountain; and yes, to the right side of the cyclist, the flowers on the bush are in bloom. But, as you can see, I didn’t even capture a bicycle in the picture. It appears as if the virile cyclist is merely standing—I assure you that he is on a bicycle. Why, you ask, do I like this picture?
Look closely at the signs. Look closely at the road. Notice that the picture depicts a road lane for cyclists. Behold the sign says “Yield to Bikes” not once but twice. Pinch the Albertan in me. A place exists where roads are smooth, where bikes take priority on the road.