In one corner we have a motorbike taxi and in the other an Infiniti G37. The challenge is to photograph the G37 during rush hour in Paris from a moving motorbike.
Question: How can I get the job of riding pillion and shooting footage of an Infiniti driving in downtown Paris?
Seems like a good idea to walk… or take a moto taxi
A different kind of “sit” (Source: YouTube)
So, chapters 4 and 5 are pretty much set.
Chapter 4 was pretty straightforward. Tell the story. Relive the story. Wonder at the story.
Turns out Chapter 5 is a heck of a lot more “Zen” than I expected. Turns out, what was really going on in my mind during that ride was not unlike what you experience while doing zazen — only this time on two wheels, going fast. In traffic. In France.
Should be interesting, to see what others have to say about it.
I can’t say I’m un-happy. Gives me something more to think about, as I finish up the week… and start thinking about the weekend.
… doesn’t look like it’s in Paris. These Hondas are for the more adventurous, I believe…
Chapter 1 (of 8 total) in Zen and the Art of Moto Taxi Survival is now done.
I’ll be posting a sample later today, so keep an eye out for the download.
At this rate, I expect the book to be ready by mid-February at the latest — ’round about the time when northern folks who live to ride, but can’t because of all that snow, are getting a little antsy.
But for now, let’s just tick the checkbox on that one.
And stop by later today to download your copy of Chapter 1.
This moto taxi has a molded enclosure – pretty slick. Looks like it might be safer, but not necessarily easier to maneuver.
Spend a few minutes in a cab in Paris at night
Promotional video for GoldCab in Lyon.
Taking a bicycle-propelled vehicle lets you see the sights.