Update: Several people got in touch with me! THANK YOU SO MUCH! If I haven't contacted you yet I will. There will be other opportunities for those who are interested later.
I'm writing a review for Momentum Magazine for the Schwinn Tailwind bicycle with electric assist, and I'd like to submit a photo or five for Momentum's use. I need somebody who can spare an hour who can ride this bike while I take photos.
This is a men's "Large" model, so I need a woman who's at least 5'9" or a man who's at least 5'10 or so (it's actually too large for me). My deadline is Sunday, so I need somebody who can meet me late Friday afternoon in Menlo Park or Palo Alto, or Saturday in the South Bay or Santa Cruz County, though my strong preference is somebody in Scotts Valley or Santa Cruz.
You may appear in a nationally distributed bicycle magazine and you must sign a model release. Any photos I take will be posted to Flickr with a Creative Commons "Share Alike" license, though this is negotiable.
I'm not looking for supermodel quality models -- if you're comfortable with your appearance and don't mind thousands of people looking at you, I'm probably fine with that, though you should be well groomed. The model will wear 'normal' clothing -- please no lycra or workout clothes. Something akin to business casual is ideal. I'd like to avoid the bike commuter stereotype of crumpled, frayed clothing. Women should probably avoid skirts and dresses unless you're very tall: the standover height on this bike is 31 inches.
I'm also looking for somebody who can do this as a freebie or very cheaply -- I won't make a dime from this myself.
Time is short, so if you know somebody please help me spread the word and you'll have my gratitude.