Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

I hope Santa brings you some nice bikey treats!!!

Check out Santa's sweet Red Dutch Bicycle and pannier set. I knew it!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Test Ride: Redline 925

Today I test rode this bike at Orange 20 Bikes. It is a 44cm 2010 Redline 925. It's a Chromoly steel, single-speed road bike that's designed to be a commuter. It's fitted with full fenders and a plastic chain guard (not pictured here). The bull horn handle bars are an interesting choice (the 2011 version doesn't have them). Despite the warning from the salesman, I actually found them quite comfortable. Even though you're stretched way out on them, you're actually still quite upright and can see everything ahead of you. I found there was quite a bit of toe overlap with the the front wheel. I guess that's just expected because of the compact track geometry of the bike. I'd never used metal toe clips before and I didn't care for them - and I imagine that they could do a lot of damage to one's shoes. Also I found the bike was geared a bit high for me (42:16) (Did I write that correctly?), but for a person with stronger legs I'm sure it'd be fine. It can easily be fitted with a rear rack as well. This bike comes in at under $600, and it's very nice that they make it in a size small enough for a shortie like me! At 5'3" it's really hard to find a diamond frame bike that actually fits me. Overall it's a very cool bike at a great price.

Friday, December 10, 2010

I Had To Do It!

I went to a sample sale with some friends last night and I was very good. I almost got out the door without buying anything but at the last minute I saw this silk Moschino scarf!

So I brought it home. Can you blame me? I mean really! How cute is this? It had my name all over it. I love silk scarves. I've scored a couple of beautiful Hermes and Pucci on eBay but this one takes the cake. Not only is it the cutest, but the silk is fabulously drapey, slouchy and well...silky. Since I've bought so much grey this Fall/Winter, I'm so happy to have this pop of bright, beautiful color to keep things from getting too bland.