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On Yer Bike
14-Jun-2012

On Yer Bike

An Irish expression meaning 'get lost'.
Which is more or less what management told the union today when
we argued against their plan to cut staff.
Ironically, it was also used in Britain during the 1980s to suggest that the unemployed should look for work after Tory Minister Norman Tebbit
recounted how his father had got on his bicycle and gone looking for work when he was unemployed during the depression of the 1930s

Olympus E-P1
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christopheru30-Jul-2012 02:04
Great photo with a compelling story behind it. Voted.
Helen Betts15-Jun-2012 18:01
Love the composition and gritty feeling to this image. V.
Colin Storey15-Jun-2012 17:53
Great image of these mean machines. v
LynnH15-Jun-2012 12:30
Great composition and I like the strong contrast and vignette. This reminds me of a Pat Shawyer photo. Sorry about your negotiations, a sign of the times I'm afraid. Sometimes we do have to move to find a better job. That is how I ended up in Texas. V
Neal Nye15-Jun-2012 11:13
Beautiful machines and a very interesting story. It seems things are the same almost everywhere!
Noël15-Jun-2012 08:55
Great shot to illustrate your narrative. Hope you hold onto your job. v
John King15-Jun-2012 08:52
Great composition with vibrant colours. I hadn't heard that expression before, it does have a dismissive tone to it. I hope your negotiations end well. V.
Blandine Mangin15-Jun-2012 07:43
beautiful ! v
Carl Carbone15-Jun-2012 01:31
Fabulous processing! Very nice shot. Hope you retain your job!
globalgadabout15-Jun-2012 00:48
hard times again...hope you survive the cuts...fine image here, although businesses like this will also suffer with yet more people unemployed..
sue anne14-Jun-2012 23:28
Cool bikes! V
pkocinski14-Jun-2012 22:34
Great shot - not so great job news.
Frank Brault14-Jun-2012 22:14
A gorgeous bike and row of bikes. Love the colors and vignetting. Hope you make it through the cuts. V
Brian Samuel14-Jun-2012 21:43
Which one did you go for? The fastest?
Karen Stuebing14-Jun-2012 21:43
And walked five miles to school in the snow too, no doubt. Fabulous light and exposure. Love this row of colorful bikes. The light vignetting is really nice too. Good luck with your negotiations. V.
Johnny JAG14-Jun-2012 21:09
I saw one of these just today, pretty it ain't!
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