Archive for the ‘biking’ Category

Tuetels Schmuetels | Shaw Speed & Custom

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

In my search for a pair of boots I’ll confess that I actually googled ‘Steve McQueen Boots’. While I didn’t particular like any of the boots he was fond of wearing, it did send me down the internet rabbit hole into the world of motorcycles.

I have a very brief history with motorcycles. I owned a 50cc mini bike as a child and was about as close a person can be to purchasing a motorcycle 6 months ago. I had a trailer on the back of my truck and cash in my pocket. If not for a transmission that began hemorraging in front of the motorcycle owners home I would own it now. As it turned out, I moved, I bought a boat, and I haven’t thought about a motorcycle since.

This bike from England’s Shaw Speed & Custom is just the sort of motorcycle that could get me thinking about another purchase.

-Christian

 

movie stars on bikes

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Rides A Bike: Movie stars and their self-propelled vehicles.

(via @brainpicker)

reflective lace

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Get noticed with reflective lace from Lost Values—how adorable are the embroidered bicycles especially on the bloomer shorts!

Check out all of their reflective products; my favorite is the super stylish reflective scarf (shown above.) I’m thinking these will be great Xmas gifts for my biking friends.

via Chewing the Cud

bicycle posters

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Adorable 4C screenprinted bicycle poster by Barrel. The second addition of this print is available for pre-order in their shop.

A screenprinted poster designed by Allan Peters for Artcrank 2010 in Minneapolis. (aka a poster party for bike people.) Check out Allan’s entire portfolio—it’s all fantastic design work; really, really top notch. I especially love this birth announcement.

both via French Paper Sample Room

free people bicycles

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

The summer display at the Free People store in Tysons Corner features about six custom bicycles hanging on the walls. All of the bikes are completely unique featuring different materials, colors & styles all very fun and whimsical. I’d love to ride around Bethesda on this green one—how cool are those flower wheels? I was only able to snap the picture above before I was told that I wasn’t allowed to take pictures. I found the two pictures below on the Free People blog and I am pretty sure there were in the store as well. If you get a chance to visit the store it always has a great display, very inspiring.

chicks & bikes

Friday, April 9th, 2010

chicks_bikes

How cute are these girls on their bikes??? Especially Twiggy pictured on the right. Swoon, she’s one of my favorite style icons. Chicks and Bikes is one the best blogs to find great photos of women and their bikes. This reminds me that I need to be on the lookout for the three-wheeled bike that I am dying to own!

blog found via The Pedal Pusher

images via here

dreaming of three-wheeled bicycles

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Tri_bike

Last summer I attended an antique market in Leesburg, VA. At one of the shops there was a three-wheeled bicycle for sale, (almost exactly like this one!) and I am still mad at myself for not buying it. I can just picture myself riding around Bethesda, wearing a full skirted, flowery 60s dress and getting groceries or heading to the farmers market. Maybe someday…

photo: Berg Bicycles