His Name is Al
Post-Script: This encounter with Al is the kind of thing I need to do more of when out and about with a camera, interacting with people on a personal level, and who in return just might feel comfortable enough to let me take a more intimate portrait of them than a hurriedly stolen grab shot. Photos of Al and his bike via Fuji X10, typecast via Underwood Universal and Sony A390 (whose external flash does a good job with providing even illumination).
Errata: The name of the cafe mentioned in the piece is the Shade Tree Cafe. We don't get shad very often in these parts. :)