Thursday, January 27, 2011

vintage bike snob

26 Ballon Tire
red balloon tires and it's lightweight! found this beautiful poster on flickr courtesy of hebegebeez. danke.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

wheelright in amsterdam 2000

ramona wheelright in love with amsterdam 2000
new year 2000 i visited amsterdam for the first time. this is me in love. I drove a car from hamburg to a^dam after new year zwei thousand in berlin, and once i made it through the outer ring road, I realized amsterdam was a bicycle city. i feel silly now for not knowing that in advance, but it WAS my first time out of the country... I ditched the car and spent one of the first weeks of my life out of "urban" southern california and my first time ever in a true bicycle culture. I would never be the same.

i cry for a car free life. i live without a car, but i ride with cars, and every time i am on the road there is tension. biking in san francisco is a functional contrast of relaxation and stress, more lovely than not, but there is better. there is bike culture. give me bike culture(not counterculture), give me bicycle(mobility)asylum now. please.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Meadow Opens in New York

The Meadow, my favorite salt shop, in Portland, opened a New York City store. Here's a photo from their blog of the new store. Not surprisingly, there are bikes parked in front. Bikes and Salt, another union of two of my favorite things. Read all about the Meadow, and salt, at Salt News.

xmas and new year

Last run
Photo Credit: mysaliva
This may be a bit abstract, but nothing seems to sum up the holiday season for me more than this shot from Shanghai, a KFC delivery bicycle.  Bienvenido DoS Milonce, te espero.