Friday, March 19, 2010


So I know this might sound sacrilegious to many of you, but I actually hate riding a bike. I don't know if it comes from being a kid in the late-'80s/early-90s when the cool thing was to have 10-speed bikes, which--let's face it--have the most uncomfortable seats EVER; or maybe it comes from living in a town where at least a 1/3 of the population bikes everywhere and although there are signs wherever you look that say "Share the Road," the cyclists just don't seem to think it applies to them, which makes for harrowing driving on Ithaca's narrow, curving roads, topped with a fair amount of annoyance. Either way, I just really, really don't like it.

I will say, however, that when the hubby and I took a long weekend to the Jersey Shore last summer, the b&b where we stayed had bikes for guests to use, and we took the longest, loveliest pre-breakfast bike rides down the boardwalk and all around town. That weekend started to change my feelings about bikes. There was something so relaxing about tooling around Spring Lake on a Sunday morning on our bikes, working up an appetite for the Johnson House Inn's infamous Finnish Pancake.

But what could really make me reconsider my long-standing ban on biking are the new Liberty of London bikes at Target. A pink and lavender floral-print bike for a grown-up lady? Yes, please! Totally reminds me of my very first bike, the awesomely awesome Huffy Desert Rose.


  1. Ooooh, that is such a pretty bike! I've been wanting a new bike for a while :D

    Enter to win a women's Orient watch!

  2. YAY!!!! You're back! :) I was just catching up on your posts, and I LOVE your post about vegetarian pregnancy. I have always wanted to reamain vegetarian through my future pregnancies, and I found your trials and triumphs so interesting!

    How are you feeling now?! I am so sorry that you have not been feeling so hot. How far along are you now? We need a bump pic! :)

  3. Cyclists definitely have that habit here, too - hate it. But I LOVE the print on that bike - I would love one in a fun print!


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