The Fahrenheit thermometer is reading in the mid-nineties, and I’d like to curl up under a tree by the creek and wait for the weather to cool off. Life demands that I move, and rather than sit in an air-conditioned car, I keep pedaling. I just pedal slower, plan for more time to get places, and wear a hat.
Yes, we posted about skirts on bikes a few weeks ago, but we think skirts on bikes are really cool. Not sexist, or sexually objectifying. Cool in more ways than one. Skirts in summertime, on a bike or off, are an excellent way to beat the heat. Skirts on bikes are a great reminder that one doesn’t need special attire to ride a bike. All one needs is a willingness to pedal. Worried about your skirt getting caught in the chain or the wheel? A chain guard and a skirt guard will ease your mind.
until the rain begins again…
But for now, get out there!
But look out for the high water along the creeks!
“it’s an engine for economic and cultural empowerment.”
We love that slogan from a Boulder Bike to Work Day sign, and wanted to share that and some more photos of some stylin’ bike-to-workers. We hope you’re riding those bikes every day!
Posted in Pictures
Tagged bikes, Boulder
Let’s celebrate it today and plan to bike to work more often, because it’s the Boulder way!
And if you’ve got great Bike to Work photos from today, please contribute them to our Flickr group and we’ll post them later!
There’s been a kerfuffle in New York City about a woman wearing a short skirt while bicycling – the police warned a young woman she was distracting traffic. We stand with the cyclists who staged a short-skirt bike ride last night. Short skirts look good on bikes!
While the Dutch have their bakfietsen and the Danes their Christiania box bikes, and Long Johns, removable trailers seem to be the most common option for hauling cargo by bike in North America. One advantage they have is allowing you to share the same cargo capacity between many bikes, without having to dedicate any of them to the task permanently.
With the warm weather, there have definitely been more of them running around town, moving everything from trees and furniture to children and musical instruments.
And while a tandem isn’t quite a trailer… it’s a nice way to get out with the kids once they can pedal!
Some of us were worried that Colorado was going to skip spring this year. At last our fears are gone.
But most of May in Boulder has required some sort of seat cover to protect your tush from becoming a soggy bottom.
There’s the high end:
Then there’s the low end:
Ehow offers instructions to make your own, which could be far more fashionable and crafty.
Or you could buy one from Etsy. Katie Koture Kruisers has a nice selection and will make them custom for you. Here’s one of her styles:
So even when it’s raining, you can still cycle chic!
Again, we hope we don’t need this this weekend!
Mom on the way to the grocery store:
A dutch style bike near the Library downtown:
Pink backpack, pink trees:
Are you looking at me?
Just your basic red bike:
One speed is all you need: