Cyclists From The Past

This stylish couple probably portrays members of the Soviet public school “Osoaviahim”, which in the 30s of the last century provided pilot on-the-job training .

 

Photographer Oleg Kolimbet is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of  this documentary photography.  From the project ‘Historic Bicycle Race’ To see Oleg’s body of work, click on any image.

 

Vintage bicycle with American flags.

 

This brave battler shows us the French model of the bicycle of 1913. Next to him are pioneers with the Soviet “Orlenok’s”. In childhood, I also had such bike, though one unlucky day it was stolen from me – but this is a different story.

 

A gentleman with his two-wheeled friend.

 

Moscow is not Rio de Janeiro, but here too, from time to time, mass street festivals are held, and they are not boring at least. This spontaneous photo report (I just ended up in my favorite «Sokolniki» park in Moscow at that time) is about one of such “not boring” events: the “Historic bicycle race”, held on June 7, 2014.

 

Lovely Ladies on lovely bikes.

 

Its main idea is to recreate the images of cyclists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Collectors presented models of the 1860 – 1980s of Russian and foreign production, in clothes and with accessories corresponding to a particular era. Anyone could take part, provided that there was a more or less antique two-wheeled vehicle and a willingness to come up with and realize the image of a cyclist from the past. Let’s see what they did together.

 

It will be right to start our photo story with a frame showing a man in a blouse at the legendary “Penny-farthing ” – one of the first bicycle models that became widespread at the end of the 19th century.

 

Sister of mercy with a friend.

 

Holy Father
It’s funny, but as I read later in the press, this young man did not even have to figure out an image for himself – he plays the organ in the Catholic Cathedral and came in his usual everyday clothes.

 

Lovely Ladies on lovely bikes.

 

This stylish man probably portrays members of the Soviet public school “Osoaviahim”, which in the 30s of the last century provided pilot on-the-job training .

 

All images and text © Oleg Kolimbet

 

 

See also:

Hospital Stories

By Oleg Kolimbet

 

 

 

 

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