Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wheels of Fire
Remember this skirt? Yeah, it was so awesome, I couldn't help but get another one. And look! I can finally wear yellow! But that's not the coolest thing I've gotten lately. This is:
I got a bike! It's a Schwinn Cream 3 speed. I didn't totally splurge here. A couple weeks ago, our old landlord called and reminded me about the security deposit from our old apartment. I had totally forgotten about that. So once we got it back, I decided to finally buy myself a bike. I've wanted one for riding around town pretty much as long as I've lived in Chicago, but just never got around to it. Fella is currently getting ready for a race with biking, running and an obstacle course, so he just brought his bike out from his parents' house. So now I can ride with him.
I just got back from my first ride with Cream. I was a little shaky at first, since it's been years since I've actually been on a bike (the last bike I owned was a pink 10 speed with spokey dokes). Here she is in the neighborhood square (Rad may recognize this fountain as being near the gelato place and pastry cafe we were at last week).
And here she is at the park. One thing I didn't consider while getting dressed today was the logistics of biking in a skirt. I don't know how gals like Gracey do it. I think the entire neighborhood saw my off-brand Spanx this afternoon. But it's cool, I had fun anyway.
Tank: Target (remixed)
Skirt: Old Navy