27 August 2012

We know that feeling of floating

I'm sure this has made the rounds but I am just seeing it now, images by Zhao Huasen playfully show cyclists 'floating' through their daily lives. That's about right!

05 June 2012

How to roll...

Though this is Paris, so that bike trailer had a manicured little dog in it who was happily eating his meal at the cafe while this photo was taken.

10 April 2012

What will they think of next?

The Groupon ad I got today? A great deal on something called "Aquabiking". This link explains all (in French), and it looks like it was even featured in French Cosmopolitan. Under point 5 there they explain, with what I imagine must be hyperbole with regard to her cellulite, that riding a bike underwater burns twice the energy of riding an ordinary bike. In addition the touch of the water helps improve drainage and blood flow.

All this may be true, but these people aren't going anywhere! Well, as they say here "À chacun son goût" (to each their own).

04 April 2012

That was then, this is now

Each day I am saddened by the gradual destruction of the Doggie Porteur.

First to go was the Brooks saddle with the hammered rivets. Next was the Campy derailleurs and shifters. Just last week it lost the wheels, sustained the frame damage and broke the chainring, and lost its brake calipers.

What a sad waste.

02 April 2012

First Real Bike Ride in a LONG Time!

It's been too difficult to post about biking when I haven't been able to participate but yesterday I got to Bike with my Boys on a Brompton in Bois de Boulogne. I was thinking B-B-B as I sang with joy the whole time, and I was not the only one loving it!

I have a Backlog of posts to share, but wanted to share a photo with people I know would understand my elation!

27 February 2012

Plan your French Cycling Vacation

Sadly it looks like the English icon is greyed out here and I'm not seeing a link to English in the source code, but for those of you who read French, I've found a wonderful resource for finding all the bike paths and standard bike-friendly itineraries for adventures in France:

Les Véloroutes et Voies Vertes de France

We had previously just used green and white roads on the Michelin maps but now with Future Cyclist I'm feeling the need for a little more security on our travels. I'm looking forward to planning some adventures just as soon as we get our bikes over here, and a Burley trailer....

26 February 2012

Double Velib

Strictly speaking I don't think we are supposed to do this.... :)

21 February 2012

Velo Hollandais

Having appreciated, but never desired to own, a traditional "Dutch Bike", I'm all of a sudden obsessed and shopping compulsively. Perhaps it's because I failed to win the antique Hirondelle I'd had my eye on. As so many people start cycling on a bike like this and then move on to "faster" bikes, I feel a bit backwards in my taste, but I must have a bike like this pronto! *Swoon*

To every thing there is a season.

18 February 2012

Bobike Mini Weather Suit

I'm getting a Bobike Mini seat for my birthday and so shopping around for it this morning. I'll let you all know what I think when it arrives. In the meantime, how cute is this integrated blanket? With the scarf thrown dashingly over his shoulder? I'm in love!

17 February 2012

You don't see this in Boston!

Not many people have been biking in the cold snap that's hit Paris. I spotted just a few folks out. 

Like the helmet debate, I'm going to leave the discussion of fur for another day and just say that this is a look I had not seen in Boston, but I'm happy to see someone out on her bike.