Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Touch of Summer Nostalgia

In the middle of what looks to be a very rainy winter week, it's nice to remember the summer sunshine. Back in July, Liz and Shay of C.I.C.L.E. hosted an event at Whole Foods-Arroyo about shopping by bicycle. Their talk featured lots of enthusiasm, cute posterboards, and some stylish & sturdy bags & panniers. Sorry for being so slow to blog; it was a great event!

Shay shows off a lovely pair of bags.

There are many snazzy ways to carry your stuff without sacrificing style or dignity. I'm thinking about putting a large basket on my rear rack, so I can carry delicate things (fresh berries!) without risk of squashing them under the elastic straps.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Raleigh and Robin Hood

While visiting my grandma in Tennessee, I recalled the pair of old bicycles in her garage that my sister and I used to play around on when we were younger. Digging them out from behind the lawnmower, I found an adorable pair of British bikes, a Raleigh and a Robin Hood. After a little dusting off of cobwebs, I took them out for a spin.

I particularly like the copper color of the Raleigh and the dashing Robin Hood figure who serves as that brand's logo. I hope someday these bikes find a new home where they'll get to come out of the garage more often.

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