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.

15 February 2012

Child Porter in the South End

This bike is often parked outside Mike's City Diner. I have not seen this kind of child-porting tricycle before and so I carefully noted its make on a piece of paper that did not move internationally with me.

The format of the stroller reminds me a lot of the Quinny strollers which have exchangeable seats in a frame designed to accomodate a child's growth. I have no idea if this tricycle does the same, certainly it's for sale so it must be eventually outgrown! Chi

02 February 2012

Bicycle Adventure Photos

Sadly we missed this exposition, but these bicycle adventure photos and posters make me ready to hop on and go!

This one makes me smile as I am shopping for a front-mounted child seat now. The more things change...

Guerre 1939-1945. Circulation à bicyclette dans Paris en mars 1941.

01 February 2012

Cycle Skating in Paris 1923

A friend sent me this link, looks like a possible addition to the Tweed Rides!