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Archive for June, 2010

French Bicycle Dating/Meetup Site

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

My friend E sent us Velibataire.com (in French), a website for meeting one special person, or a group, for a bike ride in or around Paris.

It reminds me a bit of historical dating schemes, where young women were safe on bicycles without chaperones and thus able to better meet young men.

Of course, back then they didn’t have a Facebook page!

Now Hear This!

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

The New York Times reports that bicycling is good for women in their 30s and 40s.

They do cite a Harvard Nurses’ Health Study, so this isn’t merely a summary of the obvious, there was actual research involved.

“bicycling is highly beneficial in women” – Amen!

This one’s for you Shelly!

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Riding Pretty wanted photos of bikes on a boat.

While I don’t think this is what she meant, I do think they look like they’re on their way to summer fun.

This one’s for you MamaVee!

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

adult tricycle painting BostonIt’s a painting in a window of a South End boutique, the wheels on that adult tricycle look out of true, but that’s part of its charm!

Summer Sun

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

bright light lady on a bike
Hope you’re beating this awful humidity with some breezy bike rides!

Red Shoes, Red Tail Lights

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

woman on three speed bike with a packageI loved the pop of her red shoes and lights in the simple green and black. If she were my friend I would urge her to raise the height of her saddle, but I don’t know her so I’m just glad she’s out on her bike and looking so good.
This photo was taken on MIT campus, the story I made up is that she’s got some big presentation wrapped in plastic in her basket there.

Vintage Reflector

Monday, June 21st, 2010

vintage bicycleNo doubt that this entire vintage bicycle is pretty cool. However, the rear reflector was unlike any I’d ever seen before.

glass bead reflector on a bike
It looks relatively ordinary at first glance, nestled in the painted design element of the white-tipped fender, but then you see…

glass bead reflector on a bikethose are red glass beads held there, which reflect when illuminated by a flash or a car’s headlights. How classic is that?

Bicycles at Moncler Show

Monday, June 21st, 2010

I don’t know if any of you follow Garance DorĂ© but today she reports on the Moncler show, which appears to have featured both track bikes and also a lineup of more townie-styled bikes. Read the English write-up.

Todos Santos Cycle Chic

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Baja Mexico cycle chic
Despite the friendliness in general, Baja Mexico is not the friendliest place for cyclists. On the shoulder-free highway, one white knuckle bus ride has forced me to give up my hopes (for now) of cycling from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas. However, we did spot this beautiful lady transporting her packages on a bike perfect for Todos Santos.

I have a treat for you

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

I’m currently on vacation in a tiny corner of the world, but I found a chic cyclist even here! When I get back to Boston I’ll have a small treat to share.
Stay tuned!