Sunday, April 14, 2013
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Did you know bike fashion blogs existed? I didn't until recently. Here's a SF-based one for you to peruse. Just like in regular fashion blogs, bike fashion bloggers take pictures of themselves dressed up to go biking! How anyone has enough clothes to fill up a whole blog is beyond me, but they are fun to look at.
If you're interested in bike fashion feminist reading, check out this post at Take the Lane.
It seems that bike fashion blogs are trying to send the message that you can bike how you want to and you don't need lycra to be a cyclist.
When I first came across these blogs I thought, "Well, of course you don't need special clothes to bike! Who would think that?!" You see, I had bike a lot as a kid and no kid puts on lycra to bike to her piano lesson! She puts on her jeans and stuffs her piano books in the mesh bag and rides! Why would I be any different now?
I wouldn't. So that's what I do. Bike with my regular clothes. However, I did learn recently about taking a little thought to what I ride in.
I have some pants and they are wide-legged. I'm sure you know where I am going with this. On a ride this Thursday my pant leg got caught by my chain. Luckily the pants are still intact, but have a little bike grease on them.
That's when I finally made the connection to something I came across about bikers rolling up their pant legs on some bike blog I ran across lately. Bikeyface, maybe? Now I get it! I have been biking regularly for over a year and finally made the connection that maybe I should roll up my pants like all the other bikers. So at the next light, I stopped and rolled up my pant leg. Fortune had it that these pants had little buttons for rolling them up. Yay!
Because this concept was new to me, I paid special attention to the bikers around me as I finished my trip. I saw two other cyclists on my route: one had his pant leg rolled up as well and the other had his pants tucked into his socks. So I guess I'm the odd one out here not realizing that bike chains are brutal things. Oops! I wonder what else I'm not "getting" about riding bicycles...
I don't always bike without my kids, but when I do, I have one pant leg rolled up.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
We are getting out to park days more often!
Last week, Kristi and her crew came out to Pixar and we met up with them. Pixar just put up their Monsters University stuff, so we got new photo ops to try out.
There were bikes!
And now some pictures of the baby.
I love her profile. There is almost a right angle between the bridge of her nose and her nose!