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Throw open the curtains and come meet the people behind href="http://moblog.net" style="text-decoration: none">Moblog.

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540air
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A turn and a half

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How long have you had a Moblog?

Since October 26th 2004, so just short of 5 years. This I find mildly amusing given my username, as my moblog will be 5 and I'll be 40 a few weeks later.

How did you find the site in the first place?

I was watching a programme called “Flashmob, the opera” on BBC3 and was intrigued by the fact that it was all filmed live in and around Paddington Station in London. I looked up the programme on the BBC site, from there a link to flashmob and on there a link to something called moblog. I clicked the link, wandered around a bit and was hooked.

How and why did you become a mod?

I was given the privilige of being a mod by Alfie, after a conversation about moblog during a visit to his with SLG and the gang to furnish him with a bike. It's a privilige that I treat with the respect it deserves.

What is your favourite means of taking photgraphs?

I pretty much always use my Nokia N95 8GB. Unlike a lot of people here, I'd feel really self concious standing in the middle of the street with a “proper” camera, like people would expect me to know what I was doing. With my phone I have none of that and can happily ignore strange looks while I snap away.

What kind of stuff are you likely to highlight on moblog?

I will highlight anything that I feel should be brought to a wider audience. I'm not a photographer, so I am probably not the best for analysing a spectacular photo. If I think it's great I'll highlight it, I'll also highlight news items, or things to do with moblog events to bring them to everyone's attention.

Tell us a bit about yourself

Ok, I'm Paul, Husband, Dad, Grandad, or 540air depending on who it is that's speaking. I live with the long suffering SLG and the tribe. I love bikes (especially BMX as I used to race them back in the mists of time), football, golf, gadgets, motorsport of many kinds, beer and people. I would call myself a people watcher, as many times I've sat on trains making up stories in my head about who other passengers were, what their story was etc.

My first few steps on moblog were apprehensive, but the warmth and friendliness of the community even back then, was something that kept drawing me back. Over the years I've been lucky enough to meet lots of mobloggers in real life, too many to mention for fear that I'd miss anyone out. The community spirit from the early days still remains today, which is why I find myself writing this “meet the mods” introduction instead of shouting at the tv watching England beat Croatia!!

Photo courtesy of SLG

Posted by 540air

10th Sep 2009, 13:20   | tags:,

nige says:

Wicked, and that's an ace photo! Serious endo happening right there.

10th Sep 2009, 14:02

Is this one of those safety shots ?

Children this is what can happen if you do not put on the rear brakes first ...

10th Sep 2009, 14:10

harimanjaro says:

I can see the little bike holding your back wheel up... that's cheating, that is!

10th Sep 2009, 14:38

540air says:

nige - Cheers dude!! All photo skills are SLG's, I just ride the bike :)

ECP - It could well be :)

hari - Damn, you weren't supposed to notice that, my secret's out!! :)

10th Sep 2009, 14:46

Viv says:

now you point it out Hari :)

10th Sep 2009, 15:15

paintist says:

you forgot to add trick cyclist to your CV :-))

10th Sep 2009, 18:56

Caine says:

Great shot, 540. Are you back to shouting at the TV now? :D

10th Sep 2009, 22:00

queserasara says:

Great shot - That is your Pink bike isn't it that Hari noticed?

Oh but wasn't the TV worth shouting at for a change? I would call that 2 all in the blue v red stakes. Qssx

10th Sep 2009, 22:05

540air says:

paintist - haha thanks, I'm just wondering if I'll still be able to do it in 20 years time. Hopefully the answer is yes :)

Thanks C, I didn't really need to do much shouting after finishing, England played brilliantly, so no kick up the backside through the telly (which they of course take notice of) was required :)

Qss - That pink bike is my new ride to work ;) But yes, that was shouting in a happy way rather than the usual. I'll give you 2 all, at least the other reds only got one!! :)

11th Sep 2009, 12:06

rhys says:

Great shot, and thanks for sharing. You needn't of worried about the football you see! 5-1 can't be bad!

11th Sep 2009, 17:38

queserasara says:

Happy yes- see my FB status as I agree on the other reds ;-)

11th Sep 2009, 22:36