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Masi Gran Criterium in Red by Usagisama Masi Gran Criterium in Red by Usagisama
I really have bikes on the brain :D Its funny too, because when I can't actually ride my bike I find myself doing one of two things, shopping for bike components and bike gear, or drawing bikes :XD: I recently had my wisdom teeth pulled so I've been on the mend on pain killers and such, so I've been unable to ride. So this image is what resulted from that down time. Also my GF has been busy too so that has also given me extra time to pour into such images.

So the bike shown is supposed to be based off a classic lugged Masi Gran Criterium. I actually have a Masi Gran Crit myself that is my weekend bike (The Nishiki in my other recent bike image is my weekday commuter). Mine is modern one though (and its black and yellow not red), the one in the image is an old one with down tube style shifters and classic logos. I did however draw it with some modern wheels (like the ones I really really want for my Masi haha).

The background is also vaguely based off the Belvedere island loop road I enjoy riding along. Its actually on this road where I had my nasty crash that left my face good'n scared :XD: Its a lovely ride though, and despite my crash I still ride there because of the beautiful bay views one gets.

Well, hope you all enjoy the image :)

Photoshop CS5 with my Wacom Cintiq 12wx
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tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing !!!! Btw, Im due to have my wisdom tooth yanked as well. 
DroidOps Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Artist
wraith11 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
This... really isn't aiding my trying to convice myself not to buy another bicycle you realise...

Great image mate... you still draw some of the cutest girls going. Love it.

Also, down-tube shifters are where it's at.
Usagisama Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Thank you! :D Now, as I recall your bike is a spiffy single speed right? So maybe its time for a second bike with gears eh? Perhaps a kick-ass classic road bike with down-tube shifters is in order? :D Just-saying :XD: (I am a pushy bike advocate these days hahaha)
wraith11 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Yeah, I've got a fixie at the moment... which is a heap of fun but kinda useless for commuting.

Classic road bike with down-tube shifters? Why, whenever did you learn to read my mind from such a distance =P
HikariSama2007 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
d'aaaah! so cute!!!
Usagisama Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Thank you Hikarisama :glomp:
BlueBikeRacer Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
I love this! Cycling = awesome. :D
Usagisama Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Thank you kindly :D I too pretty much love all things cycling/biking :XD: Its just the funnest thing :dance:
NeSempai Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Those hills must be pretty amazing! Great job as always :D
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