Monday, September 27, 2010
oh my goodness, i can't believe this is the first real picture i've taken of my new bike since i got it over two months ago. but really, she's quite photogenic, no?
i am smitten.
this is the oma, a real and true dutch bicycle from the seattle dutch bike co*. shiny, black, sleek, comfortable, lovely and handsome. notice the enclosed chain ring and skirt guard. that means i can wear whatever i want when i ride to work or to the store. in fact, i find that i dress up just in order to ride my bike.
seriously, doesn't this just cry out for a flowy skirt and high heels? (i got the skirt part down pat, but unfortunately am i not the heels-wearing type. only in my dreams.)
i can't really explain how happy this bike makes me. i think it is, in fact, impossible to be angry or irritated or sad whilst cruising around town on it. and it seems to inspire happiness on the part of people i ride by. i get so many smiles and whistles and stares and shouts of "great bike!" when i go past. how awesome is that?! maybe this is corny, but i feel like some kind of ambassador of happiness on my bike.
on my inaugural ride home from the bike shop a fellow rode up next to me on the burke-gilman, looked my bike over and asked, "is that electric?"
i smiled back, "no, it's dutch!"
and now when c and i bike to the store, i can load up my panniers with our groceries and the box-o-wine fits nicely on the rack of his bike. but maybe the box-o-wine is a you know what i love entry for another day. (dook dook dook.)
*the dutch bike co. has the most gorgeous new shop on ballard ave. everyone should stop by for a test ride and an espresso in their new cafe. in fact, we were their first customers in the new space before the shop officially opened!