Monday, May 31, 2010

Guest Photographer: Miss S's Cycle Chic Sunday

Miss S took these photos as we met at Santa Monica's 3rd Street Promenade and they are SOOC for LA Cycle Chic's first glimpses of yesterdays Cycle Chic Sunday ride with Eva and Christa. I was so glad that the whole LACC team could make it. Yay, Heather and Caryl! It was a great time.

CCSSBloggers

CCSSFlowers

CCSSMom

CCSSCaryl

CCSSBikeByTheSea

CCSSHelmet

I am one proud mama.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

IOU Tweed 2

I owe you all some tweed. Check it.

Tweed2WhiteShoes

Tweed2Glamour

Tweed2AppleLove

Tweed2Seated

Tweed2Moi

Tweed2Amsterdam

Tweed2Shades

Tweed2TheGang

Tweed2Knickers

Tweed2Patterns

Tweed2SnazzyPair

Tweed2Photographer

Tweed2Fam

Tweed2Launch

Tweed2Family

Tweed2Tandem

Tweed2Pooch

Tweed2Joyous

Tweed2LittleTweeders

Tweed2Hat2

Tweed2Fountain

Tweed2Smile

There is a bit more in the flickr.

Tomorrow We Ride in Style

Re Posted:

Tomorrow Cycle Chic Bloggers from L.A Cycle Chic, Cycle Chic Sundays/Évoluer, and Bike By The Sea are teaming up for a social ride in Santa Monica. I would love for everyone from L.A. to be able to come and show how fabulous we are.

Who: Anyone who cycles in normal clothes
What: A Leisurely ride through the streets of Santa Monica, CA with Shopping and Dining. I always like to demonstrate that cyclists are great for business.
When: Sunday the 30th of May, 2010
Where: Meeting at the 3rd Street Promenade at 3rd St and Broadway at the fountain across from Santa Monica Place.
RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=130311233649192&index=1

Friday, May 28, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

SoCal Cycle Chic Ride This Sunday

This Sunday Cycle Chic Bloggers from L.A Cycle Chic, Cycle Chic Sundays/Évoluer, and Bike By The Sea are teaming up for a social ride in Santa Monica. I would love for everyone from L.A. to be able to come and show how fabulous we are.

Who: Anyone who cycles in normal clothes
What: A Leisurely ride through the streets of Santa Monica, CA with Shopping and Dining. I always like to demonstrate that cyclists are great for business.
When: Sunday the 30th of May, 2010
Where: Meeting at the 3rd Street Promenade at 3rd St and Broadway at the fountain across from Santa Monica Place.
RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=130311233649192&index=1

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Lock-N-Lunch

LockNLunch

Her shoes are super adorable. They were locking up outside a restaurant for lunch I presume.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Butterfly Girl

ButterflyGirl

Chinchin was trying out this Batavus Butterfly at Flying Pigeon LA which she ultimately decided not to keep, but isn't she adorable.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

BUBs Make You Happy

We happened to be at Flying Pigeon LA to visit the Niholas on the day they sold their BUB. Unfortunately this happened just before the great crash so I did not get to post this before I forgot her name but, she was so friendly and we had a nice chat or at least I did. When I am at FPLA I tend to talk and talk and talk about the joys of dutch bikes and the wonders of chain cases and coat guards and the joy that is a good bell. I may have enjoyed the conversation more than Ms. BUB. So in honor of LGRAB Summer Games I will show you how happy a BUB can make a person.

BUB1


BUB2

Monday, May 17, 2010

The First Moms' Ride: Bike to Brunch

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We had a great time at brunch at M Cafe. and a very chill ride though Culver City. The turn out was small but it was nice. We were able to enjoy our brunch. Well at least as much as you can enjoy brunch with 4 preschoolers running around your table. I took Miss S on the Townie which I never ride in my neighborhood because of the hills but CC is so flat the super relaxed riding position is great. I took the Bobike Jr. for the first time and it was so weird having her behind me. I am so used to the Bobike Mini and the bakfiets where she rides where I can see her. Also The Hubby(my Macguyver wanna be) stripped a bolt on the seat while moving it over from the Batavus and it wasn't attached quite properly and it came unrigged as we were ending our ride. A was kind enough to haul Miss S the final bit of the trip to the park in her trailer with H. Riding the Townie was also an adventure because it has no fenders or basket or rack or lights or bell(though I borrowed the Pashley's). I felt a bit naked. How is a mom to carry all her mom stuff without a basket or rack? I was excited to hear a couple of "look mommy"s from other kids while we were out and we got lots of smiles from people on the streets and in cars.

The ladies who made it were moms from Miss S's school. A(on the green Townie) is getting to be a regular sight on her bike dropping off H which is awesome to see. V(on the Raleigh) is not a usual bike drop off mom. In fact this was her first time taking her daughters D and C on a bike trip at all. It was their first time in a trailer and they all seemed to have a great time. We got everyone off of the sidewalks and on the street where we can be seen, which was so much easier in CC than it is in Silverlake because the lanes are so much wider. The passing cars were like 6 feet away it was a bit like heaven for me. V was all for planning another outing like this. I am so glad I did this. Hopefully we'll get some more ladies and kiddies to join us.


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Since this was Sunday which is officially the day before the LGRAB Summer Games was to begin I figure this is a good start. A social ride and inviting a non cycling friend on a ride. I will not be a cheater though and will try to fit everything in during the allotted time period.

LGRAB Summer long

Friday, May 14, 2010

Moms Bike to Brunch This Sunday

I am hoping to see a bunch of ladies at M Cafe in Culver City for Brunch this Sunday. We are meeting at 10:00 at M Cafe. After we eat we will ride around ending up at a park. We will probably end around 12:00 or 1:00 depending on how many people show up and what people order and the ages of the kids that come.

M Cafe
9343 Culver Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
Telephone: 310.838.4300
Fax: 310.838.4310
http://www.mcafedechaya.com/index.html

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Edited to Add: Moms includes any female person who looks after, transports, and loves at least one child at least part time. This means Nannies, aunts, grandmothers, sisters, step sisters, babysitters, god mothers (fairy and otherwise).

Caltech Cycle Chic

I like the brown bomber jacket worn with the white skirt. Great combo for a breezy spring day.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Bike to Brunch

Well it looks like Sunday May 16th is the date for the Moms Ride. We will be meeting up at M Cafe in Culver City for brunch and then ride around Culver City and end up at a park to let the kids run wild before we have to pack em back in for the ride home. I will have more specific details soon.