All But Forgotten

197. Neglected

197. Neglected

Bicycles stand in the snow near a dormitory on the campus of the University of Wiconsin at Madison. These bikes haven’t seen the pavement for several months, but that will change once the weather warms. Madison has one of the highest percentages of bicyclists per capita of any of the colder weather states. The city has a great system of bike paths throughout the urban area and there are many railroad-tracks-turned-bike-trails in rural Wisconsin, too.


14 Responses to “All But Forgotten”

  1. 1 tmcchesney
    February 25, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Neat picture of the bikes sitting in the untouched snow! Great find!

  2. 2 maryrestaino
    February 25, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Shouldn’t the bikes be covered or brought inside?

  3. February 25, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Do they just leave them there for the winter on purpose? Its a great shot and interesting about the prevalence of bikes there…

  4. 5 Bo
    February 25, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    I don’t think the students have any other place to store them unless they want to put them in their dorm rooms. And I’ve been in my daughter’s room, and there is no place for a bike!

  5. 6 Mary Lou
    February 25, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Nice shot and interesting story. I like your title “Kids These Days”!!

  6. 7 jmckiss
    February 26, 2009 at 6:43 am

    Good catch — those bikes are definitely neglected! I hope they don’t rust too badly before they get used again.

  7. 9 Gandalf
    February 27, 2009 at 8:03 am

    Nice shot.

  8. February 27, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    I like this shot! The snow covered bikes say something about the season and the owners. We come from a Big Ten campus neighborhood and I used to notice the bikes out there in all sorts of weather.

  9. 11 Karen S.
    February 27, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Nice shot – those bikes will need some TLC come springtime. Fits either theme but I like Neglected.

  10. February 27, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Great shot, love all the shadows!

  11. March 1, 2009 at 12:30 am

    love the bits of colour in the snow! sad that there isn’t any bike storage though.

  12. 14 regularman
    March 1, 2009 at 2:47 am

    I’m a UW alumnus Bo and that shot brought a million memories rushing back. Thanks.


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