• 06-12-2009
    JeffSkisMontana
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    Graffitti....seen any....Post some Pics..
    Regularly ride through a rail yard and see some interesting Graffitti....post up your pics of some nice painted artwork you have seen.

    Graffiti (singular: graffito; the plural is used as a mass noun) is the name for images or lettering scratched, scrawled, painted or marked in any ...

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graffitti
  • 06-12-2009
    lidarman
    Good Stuff. Graffiti is one of my favorite photo subjects.

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    http://fc05.deviantart.com/fs17/f/20...y_lidarman.jpg

    http://fc05.deviantart.com/fs26/f/20...y_lidarman.jpg

    Same but different time of day.
    http://fc05.deviantart.com/fs28/f/20...y_lidarman.jpg
  • 06-12-2009
    rich.grandzol
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    Not on a ride, but next to the taco truck on the way home from a ride.
  • 06-12-2009
    MiG-19
    Not my mountain bike, there isn't any graffitti where I ride my Teocali, but here is some cool graffitti that made for interesting backdrops for my road bike in Japan.

    http://www.facebook.com/editapps.php...&id=1343173066
    http://www.facebook.com/editapps.php...&id=1343173066
    http://www.facebook.com/editapps.php...&id=1343173066
  • 06-13-2009
    WeakMite
    I was looking at the new high rez google maps street view pics a few hours ago... and found some cool graffitti in Oakland, I was also looking in Paris. The Frenchies love graffitti too.

    I can't find the locations I found earlier this evening but here's a link (NSFW): http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&...03773584905661

    http://i44.tinypic.com/2w20zv7.jpg

  • 06-13-2009
    scrublover
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    indigosky
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    River Trail Portland, Maine
  • 06-13-2009
    E !
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    I knew this pic would come in handy one day
    An old friend on a rental bike. There is singtrack both sides of this underpass.
    O.P. schnabel park. San Antonio,Tx.
  • 06-13-2009
    Maldevyne
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    5pointz
  • 06-14-2009
    jhazard
    Former life...
    A favorite photography subject, and a former favorite creative endeavor:

    http://fc07.deviantart.com/images/la...s_Series_1.jpg
    Freight train near a trail in Columbus, Ohio...

    http://fc03.deviantart.com/images/i/...f/1/Hazard.jpg
    My tag (painted 2 years earlier) rolls by on the same trail...

    http://fc06.deviantart.com/images/la..._Details_2.jpg
    Same trail...

    http://fc05.deviantart.com/images/i/...Attractive.jpg
    wow... a lifetime ago, still feels like yesterday ;)

    http://fc06.deviantart.com/images/i/..._old_walls.jpg

    http://fc01.deviantart.com/images/i/...ld_walls_3.jpg

    http://fc06.deviantart.com/images/i/...ti_in_Ohio.jpg
  • 06-14-2009
    One_Speed
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    rkj__
  • 06-15-2009
    crashtestdummy
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    In the days before spray paint. Damn Anasazi vandals.
  • 06-15-2009
    crashtestdummy
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    A few more, these are in color. Fremonts this time I believe.
  • 06-15-2009
    crashtestdummy
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    A few contemporary ones created with rattle cans. Not too bad for rural BFE.
  • 07-12-2009
    JeffSkisMontana
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    Liquified Petroleum Gas....
    Saw this on a LPG railcar this morning on my ride:
  • 07-12-2009
    ProfGumby
    Grant Park in Milwaukee has this railroad bridge, and since I was a child one side said, "It's a small world, but I wouldn't want to paint it"
    and the other side said, "It's only funny till someone loses an eye". They have since repainted the bridge...what a shame as the graffiti
    was as much a landmark as any other feature of the park, or the city for that matter.

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    And FWIW - I proposed to my now wife of years on this bridge, overlooking the waterfall of the lagoon, right in sight of the bridge -
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  • 07-12-2009
    lubes17319
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    gregarfish
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    Doug_ID
  • 10-19-2009
    crashtestdummy
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    A few I found a week ago. The first one seems to be very relevant.
  • 10-19-2009
    Bike Doc
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    Mountain Bikers!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by crashtestdummy
    In the days before spray paint. Damn Anasazi vandals.

    Prophetic graffiti, created 1100 years ago by Bikopelli, Kokopelli's lesser known cousin...

    Also a cool hunting scene on the adjacent panel...
  • 10-19-2009
    crashtestdummy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Bike Doc
    Prophetic graffiti, created 1100 years ago by Bikopelli, Kokopelli's lesser known cousin...

    Also a cool hunting scene on the adjacent panel...

    I've always felt that the archer's arrow (and bow string) was added much more recently. The line is much finer than anything else there.
  • 10-19-2009
    Bike Doc
    Next time you're there...
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by crashtestdummy
    I've always felt that the archer's arrow (and bow string) was added much more recently. The line is much finer than anything else there.

    Next time you're there, get down close to the archer and you will see that the desert varnish has actually significantly re-formed in the bottom of both of the thin lines, which would seem to indicate that they are very old, as I think it takes a long, long time for that stuff to form. (There are numerous other panels along a stretch of the river between Hurricane and Washington, that are on almost horizontal, slightly inclined slabs, that we were looking for one day, when we realized that they were so old, that they had COMPLETELY re-varnished, and were now black on black, and that we had already walked right past nearly one hundred panels, while looking right at them!)

    I personally think that this is the real deal, and therefore, is one of the most unique petroglyphs I've ever come across. I believe that the thin lines were incised, by using the edge of a stone blade, rather than pecked or chiseled in.

    I can't imagine that the original artist would have created a partial design, without these two lines.
  • 10-19-2009
    Bike Doc
    Oh Yeah, there are some other panels...
    [QUOTE=Bike Doc](There are numerous other panels along a stretch of the river between Hurricane and Washington, that are on almost horizontal, slightly inclined slabs, that we were looking for one day, when we realized that they were so old, that they had COMPLETELY re-varnished, and were now black on black, and that we had already walked right past nearly one hundred panels, while looking right at them!)

    Oh Yeah, there are some other panels in a narrow canyon, a few miles west of Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, that have also completely re-varnished, and are also now black on black...