Monday, October 19, 2009

Let's Get Visible!

Often I am asked if I get nervous or scared pedaling my bike in traffic. Not really. Life is a risk but I don't see bike commuting as particularly risky if I do my best to follow the rules of the road, pay attention to what I am doing and what is going on around me, and make myself visible. Regular, SRAB visitors might recognize my JCrew mustard, swing jacket purchased last year at the Anthem outlet. Very fashionable and very visible. I love the bright color and it never fails to get noticed. Recently, I visited Sundara at 22 East Route 66 in downtown Flagstaff and caught sight of this similarly visible yellow trench coat. If Secret Agent 99 rode a bike, she would have worn this trench. Perfect for a not too chilly fall day (still the norm in Flagstaff). It is thin so it won't do for the very cold winter weather to come but I would definitely wear it this time of year and in the spring.

When warmth is necessary, I'd just wrap one of these hand made scarves around my neck. Also at Sundara. I've been wearing a lot of scarves lately and thought these looked scrumptious. All for $30 or less.


cycler said...

I'm thinking I need to stock up on bright trench coats this year when they seem to be in fashion!
I love your red coat, BTW.

CynthiaC54 said...

I have handmade scarves by the bushel - handmade by me and my other crocheting and knitting buddies! Have also just learned to crochet socks.

My commute is 13 miles each way (minimum - depends on my mood and the time of day), so I'm reluctant to give up my padded bike pants, but I'm thinking I may need to reconsider some things. I love it that you're able to pull off active AND chic!

She Rides a Bike said...

Cynthia: Flagstaff almost requires active to be chic! I am now a devotee of Patagonia and Eddie Bauer.

My husband teased me recently about saying I wanted to learn to knit. He imagines I might become a sitting around kind of girl but I love scares and what's wrong with having bushels of them?

Emma J said...

Now I am picturing the next cinema hit - Agents on Bikes! searching for the perfect scarf . . . And now I am not only coveting your red coat, but also your scarf shop.

Inspired by you and other Lovely Ride-a-Bikes, I'm trying to leave the Lycra at home more. Yesterday someone said, "You sure wear nice clothes to bike in."

one small step forward. . .

Omen shara said...
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