I have been an ardent follower of the Tour de France for many years and understand the sheer courage, strength and willpower of the cyclists who compete in this, perhaps, the toughest event in the world. It is 2 weeks and more of EXtreme racing that has its joy and its heart burns.

Thankfully the world has woken up to the sophisticated abuse that Lance Armstrong engaged into to win a record number of races. One knew all along that his nemesis would arrive sooner than later. The good thing is he did not think it was coming.

That apart this post is of the metal cyclist in Goa appearing above. I have changed the hues in this image to convert the green cyclist to red, purely for fun. I have let the background also go with the tonal change

Taken on January 23, 2009 at 5.40pm IST (edit)
Posted to Flickr October 15, 2012 at 5.00PM IST (edit)
Exif data
Camera Nikon D300
Exposure 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture f/4.0
Focal Length 50 mm
ISO Speed 200
Exposure Bias 0 EV
Flash No Flash
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