To be honest, I don't know why anyone would choose to get all tangled up trying to navigate the
It was a gorgeous day for it, windy and blue all around and I even skipped my regular biking duds and wore a dress for my commute.
I can't say enough how much I love the greenways that stretch around the city. They're not just great for bikers, but for anyone jogging or skating or simply strolling along, looking for a quiet alternative to the chaos that is Manhattan traffic.
I was feeling extra at ease and took off my clunky helmet to let my hair blow in the breeze for a change. I loved seeing so many families biking together, especially the little kids on trikes. If I'm brave enough, one day I'll post the video of myself learning how to ride a bike for the first time and we can all laugh our asses off together.
|Blue, on the Hudson.|
|Such a peaceful place.|
The colors...kinda miss the mark. At least for me, anyway.
The bright orange Public bike is as close to the kind of unique color scheme I'm looking for but I hate the way their logo looks on the chain guard and those little blue/red/green stripes it has on the fenders. Some might call me nit-picky (OK, my mother definitely would) but if I'm going to drop $600 on a bike, is it too much to ask that every last inch of it had better be exactly the way I want it?
As for Linus, the black one I tried was gorgeous (a Dutchi, I think?) but I don't want a black bike. Other than that, they had white and I think one red one left. No gracias.
|My friend Brian fell in love with this handsome fellow.|
But I wasn't about to let any of that get in the way of having a ball. I got to hang out with a lot of great people, including some fellow bloggers.
While awesome, I gotta say it was a little weird to meet the faces behind the tweets and blog posts I devour every day when I should be doing things like working and sleeping and being productive. Hope I didn't come off too nerdy (chances: slim, none).
|Brian with the very sweet and funny |
Malaika from A Packable Feast.
|Me with Julie, the lovely lady behind |
The Julie Blog.
|Brian geeked out over this cool smartphone handlebar mount. And|
then he bought it. I'm slightly jealous.
|Love all the bikers mingling, sharing tips and such.|