One of the blogs I follow, D.C. Confidential, introduced me to something called One Hundred Strangers. I looked it up:
"Welcome to One Hundred Strangers. 100 Strangers is a Flickr group dedicated to taking street portraits. Created by Teppo the group is a photo challenge to take 100 portraits of total strangers."
Reading further I see they have "tips" on how to go about it. Later in the day I was walking down Franklin Street and saw a couple on a tandem bike ride past. They stopped at the Post Office. Well, hey! They could be my first "One Hundred Strangers".
Using one of the tips I walked up, introduced myself, gave them one of my walkingfortbragg cards and asked if I could take their photo. No problem!
and here is the best part about One Hundred Strangers, because I was encouraged to step outside myself I learned they are from Cashmere, Washington and they are riding to San Diego! They have a website and they gave me their card!
They asked if there was a bicycle repair shop in town; they had burned out a rear brake coming down the Leggett curves! I directed them to Mark's Fort Bragg Cyclery.
I "lifted" this photo from their ongoing travelogue website.