Spotted this picture out on the airwaves this afternoon - Jenn Farr from World Naked Bike Ride Ottawa apparently just picked this new ride up and then proceeded to flock it with glitter.
I sort of want to track her down and tell her about the bejeweled inner tube caps my friend Luna was sent by friends in the UK - now proudly going round and round on the tires of her bike, "Bikey."
Mike, I know, would never forgive me for going at him with gallons of pink glitter. But then, that's just the way Mike is. He likes to think of himself as a guy's guy. But I do have to stop and admire bikes that are so clearly an extension of the rider's style. I paused to tell an elegant older lady with a cream-coloured cruiser (graceful, large, with chocolate brown curly vine patterns on the tubes) how much I liked her bike the other day - even as I was locking up my own battered, dark-blue mountain bike next to hers, mismatched pedal arms and all. Not that I want to own one of those cruisers. Wouldn't get me most of the places I want to go. But they're so lovely, and they're so urbane.
And this one with the pink glitter and streamers makes me smile. I particularly like the spots on the fender. Jenn's doing an informal DIY Handlebar Streamers workshop on Sunday, incidentally, at the corner of Louisa and Booth.