Two Photos of bikes I met on my lunch break:
AND Two Questions:
How did I miss this article about bicycle chic in New York City?
Is the bicycle shop they mention, Hub Station on Morton Street, still there? If so, what's this and is it related?
I may investigate this tonight after work... the bicycle shop, that is, not the women on bicycles. Here's an excerpt from the article:
"Meet the beautiful bicycle girls of New York, a breed that bears little resemblance to the hard-charging, Spandex-short-wearing species of 20 years ago. Those women were athletes, pumping the pedals, fighting to win. Getting somewhere. Today’s girls—and one always thinks of them as girls, even if they’re well into their 40’s—are more meandering, their long legs flashing along the pot-holed alleys of SoHo and the boutique-lined bike lanes of the West Village. Eco-conscious and ethereal, they wear flowing frocks and gigantic sunglasses but never helmets. Their hair flutters in the breeze as they leave a trail of swooning male pedestrians in their perfumed wake. They’ve been known to weave up the Brooklyn Bridge, holding up traffic as they absent-mindedly chomp on almonds, steering through a stop sign while texting on their BlackBerries." continue reading...