lundi 2 mars 2009

Bicycle Love...


After years of riding Racing bikes, Town bikes and Mountain bikes
(depending on the type of terrain...)
I bought a "granny bike" (daughter's term..!) last Summer for only a
handful of euros at one of our local Brocantes
and I'm just so pleased with it..!
I'd had my eye on a Pashley bike for a while,
however, common sense told me,
I'd be just as happy with my cheap Brocante find...

photo from pashley.co.uk

my photo of my bike, Saturday in the garden...
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The ‘sit up and beg’ style handlebars make me feel far more graceful
and ladylike (not to mention comfortable) on my bike
than I ever did on more regular hybrid bikes I've had...
Saturday here in the Alps was Spring-like, and out came the bike, for a trip
to the Farmers' market followed by a gentle ride along the lakeside
for coffee Chez Carine and then home for a Barbecue lunch
in the garden...
Sadly, weatherwise, Sunday was a different story altogether, and
my beloved bike is now back in the garage where it's been
gathering cobwebs all winter..!
Can't wait to bring it out again;
let's hope Spring is just around the corner...

If you're into bikes and cycling, you'll love this blog:
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9 commentaires:

Shashi Nayagam a dit…

What a lovely bike I love the colours. Perfect for a lady.

littlebyrd a dit…

Oh - It's a beauty! I want a bike like that so I can cruise around our neighborhood. Saturday's weather sounds nice - we are still waiting for some nice Spring weather to come our way.

Callie Grayson a dit…

what a great bike and lucky you got to ride on saturday! I hope to get a "granny bike" when I move into my new house in April {if all goes well}
so I can ride about and enjoy, the house I want is about 5 blocks from the forest preserve and salt creek.

hope the weather turns pretty again for you

Un Peu Loufoque a dit…

I adore your bike, I used to have a Pashley trike ( can not ride a "real bike" I simply fall off them!)and foolishly sold it when we left the Uk now I hanker for another. I look longingly at the wonderful bikes in the supermarche, so cheap so pretty and stylish, ah me! It was sunny here on Saturday too and I had great plans for a tajine couscous in the garden cooked on the coals but alas the weather sulked so we had to eat inside!

Jazz a dit…

I need to change the handlebars on my bike to that type. Leaning over the handlebars makes my back hurt and maybe I'd use it more...

Jazz a dit…

Oh, and I love that blue bike.

A Cuban In London a dit…

I love bicycles and cycling, of course. Lovely post.

Greetings from London.

Fifi Flowers a dit…

I ADORE old fashion bicycles with baskets... I actually have one that collects dust in the garage... I wish I lived in a great area for bike riding... sigh!
I will settle for painting bicycles... that I do more often than riding one... lol
ENJOY your weekend and your time with your friends next week!
Fifi

SOUL PRETTY a dit…

I luv when I have surprise comments on my blog...how else would I meet such interesting people like yourself...thanks for stoping by...and I too have a granny bike...got it last summer and can't wait to ride again...spring is a week away...come over to my blog anytime you like...and I'll be back too...