Tuesday, December 15, 2009

what english sounds like to the non-english speaker

So here it is. I think it is rather telling that in a lot of pop songs (and arts songs for that matter) I understand about as many words as I do in this.
is it the lack of diction? is it the distracting hip thrusts or wild hair tosses? I think I'd like to be distracted by some hip thrusts in a Copland song. Wouldn't that be something!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

other things you can do with bikes... who knew!

Bikes bikes bikes
I've been thinking a lot about bikes. My Rocky Mountain hangs languishing in the funny room and I feel like I have betrayed it by buying a new fancy bike (the Radish) and by checking out new single bikes. Am I cheating on it? If I had taken good care of it I wouldn't be lusting after new wheels...

Had I known about these possibilities with bikes when I was a little girl would C and I have become tandem bike trick athletes instead of stand partners in orchestra? (We never were stand partners in orchestra come to think of it...hmmm)

Monday, October 5, 2009

great article about women and biking!

my friend Emira linked me to this most interesting article about women and cycling. Today Martin and I will visit Xtracycle headquarters to view their Radish. I have already been and quite like the Muppet Bike feel! I hope it can be our new 2nd car.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Cargo Bike

Madsen Cycles Cargo Bikes
I want a cargo bike! I keep thinking about how useful it would be to have one. Pop the kids on the back and away we go. I wanted a second-hand xtracycle that i found on craigslist but alas, i wasn't the first one to reply so it went to some other lucky person. Now i want to win a cargo bike and I happened upon the perfect opportunity in the Madsen Cycle! Click on this link (picture) and help me enter a weekly contest to win a bike! Then all you need to do is wish me luck!