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Postcard: A Street Vendor for Athletes

Postcards By Photo by Andrew Mears
Columbus Circle, SW Corner of Central Park in New York.

A postcard is always a pleasant surprise, particularly in an era of Instagram and SMS pics. We don’t have enough postage for our entire readership, but our new bite-sized series, Postcards lightly details the who, what, when, where and why. It’s a simple, and effective, premise. Whether they’re based on a life-changing subject or just a strange one, shot with a Red Epic or an iPhone, we hope you find these little moments more genuine than the stock images you’re used to seeing opposite of the Xs and Os.

11:00 a.m. | SW Corner of Central Park, New York — If you’re out for a 5:00 a.m. bike-run workout before starting your daily grind, you certainly don’t want a backpack killing your aero advantage. T2 Lockers, founded and run by Army vet and triathlete, Richard Rafael, provides street-side storage for New Yorkers while they train in Central Park. In the city? Follow @T2lockers for daily schedule updates.

Photo Notes: Canon 60D, 35mm, f/2, 1/1600, ISO 100