Bicycle Inspiration & Mantras

24 March, 2014

Bicycle Inspiration & Mantras

"When I go biking, I repeat a mantra of the day's sensations:  bright sun, blue sky, warm breeze, blue jay's call, ice melting and so on.  This helps me transcend the traffic, ignore the clamorings of work, leave all the mind theaters behind and focus on nature instead.  I still must abide by the rules of the road, of biking, of gravity.  But I am mentally far away from civilization.  The world is breaking someone else's heart. "

Diane Ackerman

Do you have daily mantras while riding your bike? When I read this quote I thought about my daily mantras that I practice and remember what it felt like riding my bike feeling these exact sensations. It's the perfect way to start the day, let alone, the week.

Spring Cycling Essentials

19 March, 2014

Spring Cycling Essentials
spring cycling essentials


Spring is in the air and it's time to pack winter up, along with those heavy boots, nubby mittens, and gargantuan scarves, and poise yourself for nothing short of a spring revival. This year, my sights are set on a bounty of fresh seasonal picks — from a delicate floral scarf and wedge sandals to the perfect picnic dress and bicycle basket to carry fresh seasonal flowers in. And just because I'm expecting 60 degree and sunny weather to bound, that doesn't mean I don't have my mind set on spring showers and chill mornings that may damp your ride a little. Feeling inspired? Just read on to get your new spring shopping essentials secured... I'm right there with you. 

Barbeque Charmer Dress// Trench Cape Hoodie//Tretorn Elsa Rain Boot//T-Bar Wedges, Welcome Backpack// Quilted Riding Gloves// Floral Digital Print Scarf// The Row Sunglasses// Origin8 Brass Bike Bell// Asungtaba Bike Basket// Bookman Lights// Yakkay Cambridge Gold Helmet