Here are just a few things that I love, adore, want to give a shout out to, or just want to share. Check back, this accumulation is sure to evolve over time. . .
My Dream Bicycle, a Pashley Princess Sovereign . . . Le Sigh!
Pic from A Streetbike Named Desire Bike Shop
Dream Bicycle #2, a Gazelle Toer Populair
stock photo from bscbikes.com.au
"The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets." ~~ Christopher Morley
This--a pic & snippet from the Amsterdamize blog--is the kind of bike-friendly infrastructure I dream of. Wouldn't it be lovely to be able to use the roads and not feel like you're taking your life into your own hands, every single time???
"This configuration is very common on smaller roads. Cars share the central lane and yield to cyclists at all times. If two cars meet, they may invade the bicycle lanes, but only if no one’s coming. If there are cyclists near by, the cars just stop and wait. This way, everyone can enjoy the road safely." ~~ via Amsterdamize, http://amsterdamize.com/2011/09/22/stop-to-smell-the-flowers/
Via Jamie Beck, a NY-based photographer who produces "cinemagraphs" -- photography with a flicker of movement that sends a shiver right up your spine!