Thursday, June 18, 2009


As a child, I loved to ride my bike--a swank blue 1970s Schwinn with a banana seat and straw basket--all over my neighborhood. I had a little car-battery-shaped transistor radio that I kept in my basket, listening to AM radio and turning it with each turn to maintain reception! Although I got a ten-speed as a teen in the 80s, I never fully embraced bike riding as an adult. Even as an undergrad at Chico State, nestled in a notoriously pro-bike town, I preferred to walk over ride.

However, I've always appreciated the aesthetics of the bicycle, and now that I'm in my late 30s, I've decided to take the plunge again and get back onto a bike! After a lot of research, I recently ordered a custom-made, handmade, American-made Industrial Newsgirl bike from Worksman, the longest-operating bike maker still producing their products in the USA. I haven't gotten my bike yet, but once I do, I'll update you on my return to cycling!

In the meantime, I thought I'd post a few of my favorite bike-themed photos that I took in Amsterdam, the beautiful city of bike-a-holism, back in 2006! Also, check out this fascinating look at Amsterdam's bike culture from a tourist's perspective!

A Bike in the Morning
Camera: Polaroid SX-70
Film: Polaroid Time-Zero

Camera: Praktica FX
Film: Classic Pan 400

Riding By
Camera: Olympus e-300 Digital SLR

Pleasure Everlast
Camera: Lomo LC-A
Film: Kodak Ektachrome e100g
Cross Processed

Get on your bikes and ride!


Jess said...

Love this. I've got it bad for bicycles. ;-)

futurowoman said...

yay! I'm so excited to get back on a bike! :)

Suzy said...

I just got into biking too! The real key is making sure you have a comfortable seat, I got a lovely gel seat cover so it feels like I'm riding on a La-Z-Boy. Have fun with it!

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Now I'm sneaking over to check out your etsy wishlist...