Monday, October 11, 2010

The golden season

Kinda like the golden hour, but for time of year. End of summer. I threw clothes on with my eyes half open on Saturday morning, filled my tires and rode my bike in the 72° weather to an aluminum-sided diner car under the bridge.

Moustache handlebars

Met my dear friends Brandi and Robby for bloody marys, omelettes with gruyere, bratwurst and salad. Last minute sticky bun, too. Sat next to those shiny moustache handlebars outside.

I was singing The Bike Song to myself for the rest of the day.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Aspen color explosion

Try to ignore the title of this blog for just this one post. I can't just leave the photo on my Flickr page. I went to Aspen for a wedding over the weekend, and minding my own business walked nearly into this:


Isn't that insane? All of these were well over a thousand dollars, and well over a thousand jaw drops. I was taken back to my middle school mall hangout days when I would walk into Candy HQ and walk out with a cellophane bag full of sour straws, candy buttons and gummy sharks.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Popsicles Please

Spotted this across the street while wandering around waiting for late dinner companions.

Something nice out of something irksome.

Makes me want watery Popsicles all over again.

Monday, September 20, 2010


This one stopped me dead in my tracks:

The nicest bike green, ever.

It is the most perfect springy green shade I've seen on a bike. The other color flares, accessories, and fact that it's standing very straight make it even greater.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


This is a cute friend to have.


This one's owner was nice enough to let me take a picture with her standing right there. She said she got it for $35! Pretty awesome. I love the mismatched aspect that still manages to match anyway.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Nice Italian.

I saw a guy walking this bike from a coffee shop across the street a few weekends ago, and selfishly hoped he would lock it up nearby so I could take a picture of the beauty.


Isn't that pretty! My friend Ashley told me that "Basso" in Italian means low to the ground. I tried to get my head around the fact that this beautiful color combination now automatically makes me think of Prilosec (thanks a lot, branding), because it really is nice and does not deserve that association.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Fuji x Shepard Fairey

This fancy sir sure is fancy, isn't he.


It's a collaboration between Fuji and Shepard Fairey (take a peek at the down tube). Mighty nice.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Jay's cousin

This could totally be my bike's cousin.

Simple and lovely

I love the gray with white accents. Almost nicer than black with white. Does that make me a bad bikemom?

Monday, July 19, 2010

Lavender Bruxelles

This brightened me up during the hottest walk to brunch ever. I was wilting.

Lavender Bruxelles

I would never in a million years have thought that the colors of the Belgian flag on lavender would look so great!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Fire and Ice

Jordan was on the phone when I met him for omakase yesterday evening, so I wandered around a little. Saw this across the street.

Fire + ice

I would never have thought of this color combination; love it. Makes me want Hot Tamales.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Post Yakitori

Forgive the terrible lighting.

Post Yakitori

Saw this after a big yakitori dinner. I love the greenish paired with metallic pink drop handlebars.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sky Bianchi

I always get melty when I see a Bianchi.

Seafoam's cousin

I almost like this color better than it's seafoam cousin.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Good Saturday

Two friends and I rode all over the place yesterday. We rode through 2 neighborhoods in Brooklyn and over the Williamsburg Bridge. Then down the East River, past the Manhattan Bridge, and underneath the Brooklyn Bridge. There were sodas and snacks and daydreaming.

The best day.

piranha teeth

My pedal bit my leg, Robby put air in my tires, and we rode to a party back in Brooklyn. There were tacos, grilled corn, Brooklyn Lager, I ran into some friends and met some people. I rode home at 6pm to get ready for yakitori.

I don't know why half the city leaves in the summer; I had wings and helium in my chest.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Popsicle Perfect

Snapped this with my BlackBerry from a moving car this weekend.

Popsicle perfect

It's the first thing that made me want something frozen and blue since Blue Day; quite an accomplishment!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Almost fainted.

I haven't been stopped this dead in my tracks by a bike in ages.

Stopped me dead in my tracks.

I backed out into the street to take this. Nearly got swiped by a cab. Woops.


Of all the white things in the world, I immediately thought of that white flavor of Airheads when I saw this.


It was called Ghost, right?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Dapper and Fancy

I met this gentleman on a walk in the rain on Sunday.


Notice that the kick stand is longer than the distance between the top of the stand and the ground. heh.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Two Globe Rolls, U-locked together in front of a local bar in my neighborhood.

Double Globe Rolls

I've always swooned over that light blue one. I hope their riders are dating each other. So beautiful, these two.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Lemon Meringue Schwinn

I spotted this down the block from one of my favorite coffee shops this afternoon.

lemon meringue Schwinn

Definitely lifted the stress of my day a little! Happy summer, guys.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Heat: time for bikes again!

On the first sweltering day of the year, I went for a long walk with Laura. The amount of bikes I saw - going somewhere, locked up, or on a stoplight - was one of the best feelings in the world.

Bike stoplight

Cute turquoise girls' bike

See what I mean?

Coming soon: I bought something ;)

Friday, April 30, 2010

Twilight Ride

Beautiful, saw this on my walk home last night.

Twilight ride

The twilight definitely brought out the blue.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

WHAT or die?

Wow dude. Gotta admire how committed this person was to make this statement.

Um, intense.

Or not...

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spring in downtown NYC!

I spotted this lovely thing while grabbing coffee with Bud this afternoon. It made me want to make a yellow cake with pink icing.

Cake or death? Cake, please.

I'm on the lookout for a bike again. Three things about my current bike: that it's from the 70s, that it's a cruiser, and that it's a girl's bike make it next to impossible to carry to and from my walk-up. So it's permanently in my apartment now. What I need: a single speed (fewer gears: lighter, also more nimble for quick streets-of-NY decisions), and a boy's bike (good for hoisting onto my shoulder when carrying up stairs). I hope I find something before it gets too hot to commute.

Monday, March 01, 2010

10 Best Songs About Bicycles

The guys over at Flavorpill posted a lovely mix about bicycles today. With a direct title, 10 Best Songs About Bicycles makes me look forward to those spring days even more. I might be in the market for a new one soon, stay tuned!

Flavorwire > Mixtape: 10 Best Songs About Bicycles

The Kraftwerk track might be my favorite. Enjoy!