Watch "bicycle Diaries Mike Alexi" On Youtube

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  1. #21 Posted Dec 27, 2017

    Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles

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    Here's a recent ride:
     
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  2. #22 Posted Dec 27, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Genius talent!
     
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  3. #23 Posted Apr 2, 2018

    Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles

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    I rode over to Mike's today and he had his sketch book out.
    I asked if I could post these here in his thread. He said, "Sure, none of this is finished work; they're just sketches of ideas; I'm not looking at anything, I add stuff all the time."
    Mike's sketches blow my mind.
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  4. #24 Posted Apr 2, 2018

    Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles

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    Here's some more....
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    Remember, none of this is finished....
     
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  5. #25 Posted Apr 2, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    GOOD LORD!!!!!!!!!!! Would love to meet him someday.

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  6. #26 Posted Apr 2, 2018

    Saint Lactose The Tolerant

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    Wonderful Visions - they are !!


    Thank you for sharing.
    ...... patric
     
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  7. #27 Posted Apr 2, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Hippie Mike is one of the coolest laidback guys you could ever meet

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    Eddie Bravo
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  8. #28 Posted Apr 3, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Sir Hippie Mike rules! Got to meet and ride with him back in Ca. Crazy talent! Great post!
     
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  9. #29 Posted Apr 3, 2018

    I live for the CABE

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    He is a true gentleman and proudly call him one of my best friends. My kids always get excited when Mike comes around, so do I actually. Always brings a smile to my face. e44142d8f090b48f9a13f3082ef1f35a.jpg

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  10. #30 Posted Apr 4, 2018

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Wow! Unbelievable talent for sure!
     
  11. #31 Posted Apr 4, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    "FLAMBASTIC"
     
  12. #32 Posted Apr 4, 2018

    Saint Lactose The Tolerant

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    At least two factors contribute to the ''why'' I find Mike's
    pieces riveting, and worthy of praise.

    The man makes use of the concept of ''perspective.''

    This is not so bell-ringing, in and of itself.

    The variety primarily includes linear... overlapping and
    aerial .. among a few others.

    There are rules and practices in the use of each of these
    tools. And they are tools -- used to allow the viewer to slip
    the bonds of the 2-dimensional world of the piece of paper,
    and enter a 3-dimensional one ... created, this time, by Mike.

    But, before any of us give Pizza Chants ... consider a type
    of perspective that relies less on following ''rules'' to be able
    to utilize the magic that the use of perspective often brings.

    Mike makes use of a rare, and highly-coveted type of perspec-
    tive called, foreshortening. Not gonna get into the definition
    here ... just gonna allow the gentle reader knowledge of it's
    existence. Google definitions do a much-more facilitated job of
    defining than I do.

    Foreshortening does not rely on ''rules'' to use it.

    Foreshortening relies on the drawer's ability to perceive, clearly ...
    and to make judgement as to ''how much'' horsepower is needed
    to make an illusion visually effective. Remember, we are talking
    about a believable 3-D world, presented on a 2-D piece of paper.

    In order for Mike to use foreshortening to convey imagery, he must
    practice perception. This is his strength. The rest of us are cripples.
    We may ''see'' ... but we do not know ''how'' to convey.

    Very, very few art-makers use foreshortening in their conveyances.

    Why ? ... it is waaay too much
    work .. and, they don't know how.

    But Mike makes use of foreshortening with the ease that many of us ..
    using a spoon .. are able to sail thru a can of Progresso, Italian Wedding
    Soup.


    Foreshortening is not for dummies. Only the very-gifted perceptual
    art-makers on the planet can put it into use.

    But Mike puts it into play with the ease the rest of us use a telephone.

    Now, if we add-in radical Point of View changes to Mikes repertoire ...
    well ... Mike is The Magic Man.

    Respectfully to Mike ...

    ...... patric
     
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  13. #33 Posted Apr 4, 2018

    Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles

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    Thanks Patric
    Here’s one more with foreshortening.
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    ...or is this one more about perspective
    @hoofhearted
     
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  14. #34 Posted Apr 4, 2018

    Saint Lactose The Tolerant

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    tripple3 ... foreshortening AND an unusual Point of View
    (from the relationship of the viewer .. to what is being viewed) ...
    all orchestrated by Mike.
     
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  15. #35 Posted Apr 5, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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