Ride Toby Ride

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© William Moore
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UploadedMay 27, 2008
TakenMay 26, 2008
MakePanasonic
ModelDMC-FZ30
Exposure1/400 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length13.3 mm
ISO100
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Q: In Need of Inspiration in Tampa and Surrounding Areas

A: Do you know?

Photo license: © All rights reserved

I was riding in my car looking for photo ops and saw this man in the wheelchair, so I pulled over and met Toby Memorial Day May 2008 as he was about to cross the street. He is a lover of The Rolling Stones and heavy metal music in general. The American Flag, spikes, chains, shell casings, checkered flag, and assorted writings adorn his motorized wheelchair.

Toby told me he is, “47 years old and a motorcycle accident in 1998 is how I landed in my Crotch Rocket.”

Driving his “Crotch Rocket,” provides him transportation and he drives it as often as the weather allows, using the skull shifter to navigate the sidewalks around the Good Samaritan Health Care Center where he will live for the rest of his life.

Ride Toby ride!

8 responses

  • Claudia Martin

    Claudia Martin gave props (28 May 2008):

    terrific shot

  • L Hartley

    L Hartley said (28 May 2008):

    William - what a great story and pic. How wonderfully written! The details about the chair are great. You really took me there!

  • Virginie Maillard

    Virginie Maillard (Deleted) said (29 May 2008):

    Completly psychadélic! Very post-modern this guy!

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman   gave props (29 May 2008):

    Terrific back story; these stories really get to me -- excellent photo and thanks for sharing this

  • Gary Joseph Cohen כוהן

    Gary Joseph Cohen כוהן (Deleted) gave props (8 Jun 2008):

    Great shot and story to match.

  • Loree McComb

    Loree McComb   said (4 Jul 2008):

    You GO Toby - what a fabulous attitude you have -

  • Yulia Yurasova

    Yulia Yurasova gave props (3 Apr 2010):

    :)) great shot, great story

  • Luke Everett

    Luke Everett gave props (22 Apr 2010):

    Awesome shot...great shadow and light! Wonderful story and entry!

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