02 July 2008

Nouveau Velo

The latest love of my life (I'll admit there are a few) is slightly older, infintely more graceful than I, and goes by the name of Audrey...meet my "new" 1973 Schwinn Suburban 5-speed:

Admittedly the pictures don't do her justice but more to follow. I'm so excited to start riding but between rain and crazy schedules on a short work week, I have yet to do so...hopefully this weekend will allow some quality "get to know you" time with my new ride.
The next big decision is how best to personalize/customize my bike - I definitely want at least a front basket and rear rack but then come the hard choices: wicker or metal? rear basket or panniers? what colors? oh the humanity of it all! I've been reading all of these delicious bicycle style blogs recently (see my faves on the right) and never realized that a bicycle could be such a fashion statement!
In other news:
Tomorrow we are heading west to Grand Haven for a day of beach fun with one of Tim's good friends from boy scouts and his wife. Friday is a big family bash with the in-laws in Sand Lake/Grant. Saturday we head home with Tim's sister Kristin (a stop on her way home to North Carolina). On Saturday we'll take Kristin to CityFest in the New Center where Detroit DJs Stacey Pullen and Derrick Mays are spinning that night - good food and good techno in the D, can you think of anything more delicious?

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