6/23/11


On Sunday evening, me and ten friends biked downtown for a concert. Biking in a large group offers several perks - a wide variety of people to chat with while biking, a feeling of safety (because really, who could hit a pack of 11 bikers?), and a great deal of attention from motorists.  It was the perfect temperature for an evening bike ride and the ride itself was made infinitely more enjoyable with Mike's freshly installed bike sound system (ingenious!).

I fell in love with summer in this city even more.

*Kudos to our friend Kevin for snapping these photos with a DSLR while biking - I would never trust myself to do this!
*My bike is the pretty red one in the first, left photo. Mike restored it for me while I was gone last summer!

24 comments:

  1. biking in packs is a great idea! this looks like so much fun, and yeah, great skills for catching it all on camera :)

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  2. yay! This looks like so much fun!

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  3. That's amazing! I love that you were able to gather so many people who loved to bike and wanted to do this! Great photos, too!

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  4. That bike ride and concert sounds like a lot of fun, and the pictures are sweet. It is definitely safer in numbers in most countries, but not so in Italy....just this past year a group of seven cyclists who were riding together got hit and they all died by a driver....sigh.

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  5. this looks like a perfect way to spend a summer evening.

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  6. It looks lovely. Your bike and the gang.

    Happy Midsummer greetings from Finland!

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  7. That sounds like such a fun activity! Your photos are adorable :) I have been thinking lately about getting a bike, because I live in a very bike friendly city and the cyclists always look like they are having a lot of fun! I haven't ridden a bike in so long though... I am worried I will need training wheels again. :)

    Have a great day!

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  8. aww, this looks like so much fun!!!

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  9. Janis!! I am in Maui! And, I booked a last minute trip SO I will have a ton of places for you to go on your honeymoon! Love these photos!! XO!

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  10. Wow, that's pretty brave of you! Good idea to go in a pack though, I need to ride my bike more often :) Lovely pictures!

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  11. And that, is why I love bikes.
    I really need to get one!

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  12. Yeeey for bike rides! I'm about to hop on my bike to go to work :-) Love it! X Mandy and the name of my blog is: MENNEPEN

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  13. Beautiful! Makes me want to get my bike together stat!

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  14. that sounds like so much fun!! i must get a bike.

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  15. this looks like a great fun.

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  16. i'm convinced that bike riding is more fun with cute vintage-y bikes.

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  17. i wish my bike wasn't broken :(

    your bike is super sweet!!! what a perfect summer night.

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  18. Oh, I don't usually bike within a group (actually, to be frank, I haven't biked in a long time, solo or otherwise), but it does look decidedly nicer (and safer!) ... and a sound system on a bike? Genius, indeed. Traveling by any method, in any form, and music just go together so good.

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  19. that looks like so much fun! i wish more people would ride bikes, i would feel so much safer on mine in a pack like that

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  20. nothing beats a summer bikeride. even better with friends! love this.

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  21. This convinces me more than ever that I need to get my hands on a bike!

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  22. Yes! Bikes! Which reminds me, I need to adjust my brakes before I have an unfortunate accident.

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