Photographer's Note

For Richard and Luko, to fit in that wonderful theme of Monty Python quotes: Bicycle Repair man, OUR HERO

Isabel and I were just strolling around, taking pictures here and there, and then I saw him working in his little shop and just had to take this picture. This is in the neighborhood of Sala Sao Paulo and Train station Luz. He wanted to go with me to the Netherlands, for bicycle repairmen that must be heaven. Every Dutch has at least one, and usually more bicycles, I have 3, but I do not have a car.
He has got some great posters on the wall, one of the Gaviões da Fiel, a huge fangroup from the popular Sao Paulo football team the Corinthians. (Thanks a lot, Isabel for the research!), plus a bird in a cage, plus a poster of a cyclist team.

Who knows that team is riding the Tour de France at the moment.
This is a small hommage to the people that ride the Tour every year, I bow in deep respect for what those guys achieve! BUT....certainly for all those 'mécaniciens' who take care of those expensive bikes, there work can make a difference!
Oh, got to go pack, 5 days to bike and camp, and the weather is going to be great. Life is so hard, I do not even get the chance to rest after my Brazil trip ;-)

PP. The picture was a mess, noisy, as his shop was vey dark and deep, unsharp, no DoF. I tried to lighten it a bit, adding contrast, a filter, well just about anything. I hope you like it.

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