2.29.2012

You & I - for your viewing pleasure


I love stop motion animation.

I love that this stop motion animation film starts with a cute hipster couple taking a ride on a tandem bicycle.

I love that they end up in Paris and the guy's got the killer t-shirt to show for it.

I love the simple DIY nature of this film.

2.27.2012

Sonia's Travels - Then We Take Berlin!



I love Sonia's bike travel videos. But when I watched this Berlin episode, this Leonard Cohen song kept going through my head... Maybe she'll add a new soundtrack. ;-)

2.22.2012

Vélorution - PARIS!

On my hunt for Space Invaders in Paris, I stumbled upon this bike pile not far from Hôtel de Ville.
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At close range, some stickers looked familiar...
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with a French twist!
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At last - I found the Parisian bikey people!
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The location is l'Atelier de Réparation Participatif - Vélorution, a cooperative bike repair workshop much like SF's very own Bike Kitchen.
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Vélo en panne? Pas de soucis! They got the tools you need.

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Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler! (Wait - wrong town! Hope you had a jolly Mardi Gras!)

2.17.2012

Thank God for Hot Dudes on Bikes

Happy Friday, everyone!

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Kristin Tieche - Paris

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Van Nicholas Test Ride
Two from Lovely Bicycle! - Boston

Todo estilo
Claudio Olivares Medina - Bogotá

Crazy San Franciscans
Adrienne Johnson - San Francisco

Josef, riding Rowan's '57 Raleigh Superbe
Velocipedinarian - Somewhere in Yorkshire


SebastianCorrea - This doesn't look like Brooklyn to me...

2.14.2012

I took this photo when I was on my bike...

but it has nothing to do with bikes...
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and everything to do with spring.

reflecting on bicycles

a cross post from wheelright, celebrating the rare occurrence of puddles in san francisco this winter.

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2.06.2012

Paris vs. San Francisco

Inspired by the best-selling graphic book & blog Paris vs. New York...



I present Paris...
Paris Chic

vs. San Francisco.
chic in sf

As lines are blurred, it's getting harder to tell the difference.



A good sign!

2.05.2012

she likes bikes

I think it's a safe assumption.

2.03.2012

Paris Roule!

Voici ma photo à la Tour Eiffel!
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Paris is so hip, even its carousel horses ride bikes.
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And if you don't want to pay the 3 euros for a ride on the carousel, you can hop on the stationary penny farthing or unicycle for free...
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comme moi.

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2.01.2012

do not judge a man on a bike by his clothes

On my latest trip to France, I saw more people cycling in athletic-wear or comfort clothing than I did in the fashionable apparel that we typically imagine most Frenchies wear. It could be the winter season, when perhaps fashion-minded people in France decide to take public transportation. Who really knows, and really, who am I to judge?

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Take this senior gentleman on a tricycle, for instance. Unique and amazing in his own right. How can I judge a man on a bike by his choice of clothes? Should it not be enough to applaud his efforts and live by his example?

Bravo for your bravery, sir. Ride on into the sunset!