Road bikes are beautiful objects.
|Curnoe: self portrait|
The late, great Canadian artist Greg Curnoe understood this deeply. A dedicated cyclist, he made them a key focus of his art. He did some spectacularly beautiful, life-size paintings of his custom-built Mariposa.
Greg Curnoe was killed in 1992 while on a club ride, hit by a guy in pickup truck.
|One of Curnoe's Mariposa paintings.|
Check out his work if you ever get the chance. The lovely Museum London in London, Ontario, has a great collection. London, by the way, has a huge cycling culture, and has the only velodrome in eastern Canada, the Forest City Velodrome.