Street Style Snaps from San Francisco Bike To Work Day
From magenta tights(you know how I feel about magenta tights) to polka dot helmets, to bicycle knee socks. San Francisco cyclists know how to strike the perfect balance between style and practicality.
Everyone in San Francisco has an awesome creative job. At least that’s the impression I got while out and about last week.
It happened to be Bike To Work Day. Basically cyclist prom. Except Continue reading
Today is Bike To Work Day in San Francisco
Sure a lot of people bike to work regularly. But San Francisco’s annual Bike To Work Day is like Bicycle Commuter Prom. Even though it’s the same people you see every other day of the year, it’s a special occasion to celebrate each other.
And let’s face it, most of the techies riding their adorable Public Bikes to work today were giant dorks in high school, so it’s a special time for
The other awesome part is the swag. During the morning commute, volunteers line the city’s bike routes. They hand out these adorable musette bags, filled with Continue reading
Photo by Mikael Colville-Andersen
Must Read Links: Exploring Cities And Chic
On a bike, San Francisco’s streets become your friends (Hi, Harrison), or frenemies (talking about you, Steiner), or that weirdo you avoid making eye contact with (Divisadero). But it’s not all about avoiding traffic and hills, as this interactive map shows by revealing the history of San Francisco’s place names.
I like my celebrity gossip well-aged and with a healthy dose of academic analysis. This two-part series on Gloria Swanson by Anne Helen Petersen is the on-line equivalent of a page-turner (page-scroller?).
Nicholas Ghesquiere speaks! He opens up about his (seemingly) abrupt departure from Balenciaga, but it’s really a story that explodes the myth of the lone creative genius.
Finally, a shot of cycle chic: Jane Aldridge, the brilliant redhead with a charmed life, has put together her guide to biking in style over at her blog Sea of Shoes.
I take almost all of my outfit photos on my roof. Even though it means schlepping my bike, tripod, camera, and props up four flights of stairs. You can’t beat the light.
It’s relatively private, so I can pose like a giant goofball. However, my roof is flat and spacious. Nothing like the one in this improbable shot.
Turns out I’m not the only blonde-girl-with-a-bike that likes to pose on her Mission rooftop. How awesome is John Daniel Reiss’ photo of Lindsey?
I love her 90′s revival outfit. Wish we could see more of her red boots (I’m such a sucker for red boots). That’s how you know this shot is for bike nerds, not bike fashion nerds.
Thanks to Tracko for posting.
Dominate Hills in a Dress - Bike Outfit Ideas
When choosing your outfit for a big dress-up bike ride, I recommend doing a test run.
I’m riding the Anjou Vélo Vintage this June. It’s a 33 mile ride through the Loire Valley in France. Everyone dresses up in vintage clothing and rides bikes that were born no more recently than 1987.
Yesterday brought unseasonably warm weather to San Francisco. It was like a little hint of Summer. Perfect conditions to try out my costume for the Vélo Vintage by riding across the Golden Gate Bridge and into the Marin Headlands.
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Red has power. It’s the only color that will reach out and grab you by the eyeballs in a way that feels good.
Because it’s the color of ripe strawberries, it symbolizes attraction. Seriously. Try to keep the birds from eating your strawberries. Then you’ll understand why red means rage.
Via Instagram, here are 9 reasons why you should ride a red bike (in no particular order).
9 Reasons Why You Should Ride A Red Bike
1. In Amsterdam, rental bikes are red.
You don’t have to bring your own all the way from the US. These bikes are cheap and comfy. You can usually get a further discount on the rental through the youth hostel.
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Confession: blogging is lonely. The start of a blog comes from feeling isolated. Is there anyone out there like me?
Through Bike Pretty, I’ve found some awesome cycle style blogs. It’s thrilling to see how many ways there are to dress up and ride.
One of my favorites is 2 Wheels 2 Feet, a street style blog showing what stylish cyclists are wearing around the Pacific Northwest. I love the candid shots showing real people in their real (cute) outfits.
Turns out that the woman behind the lens is the adorable Molly! She just happened to Continue reading