Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!


1966 Hercules via old three-speed gallery


Cyclodelic bike via bliink photography


Everything old will be new again as far as cycling goes--people will continue primping old bikes for new commutes and bike companies will continue borrowing aesthetics and designs from old bikes. In fact the whole idea of utility cycling is a return to something fun and wholesome that we've lost as a society/continent/hemisphere. As people start to recognize what's good about cycling, they need to be reminded that streets weren't built for cars. It's a shame to ride such pretty bikes on the sidewalk as if they were unfit for the road. Someone out there is literally pining for some cycling infrastructure (and a few fellow cyclists to share it with)--let's see if we can get our fair share in 2010. 

3 comments :

Dottie said...

Well said.

Happy New Year!

Filigree said...

For a second there I thought the gold bike on the 2nd photo was yours : )

Happy New Year!

The Bronze Bombshell said...

Dottie: Thanks and "Happy 2010," to you too!

Filigree: No, I'm not really into the fixies, despite their pretty colors and high bling factor. I'm not sure if they have to be without brakes to qualify as fixies or not and even the fact that brakes are optional just doesn't sit well with me.

But to each his own. Happy 2010!