Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Mystery Cyclists Revealed . . .

I know you do this, too. You see a cool bike locked up here and there for weeks but never the bicyclist. A bike with style and character but what of the rider?

I saw this beauty around the beginning of the academic year at NAU. Must be a student. But who? Where is she?

Last Thursday, she, on her lovely bike, waited at a light at Aspen and Humphreys. Amazingly, I think she looks just like her bike! Maybe a little Audrey Hepburn if Audrey Hepburn was alive, in her twenties and had a nose ring.

I love this cream-colored retro commuter bike. I see it about town quite a bit. Usually near a bar. I'm not judging; just remarking about just where I usually notice it. Might say more about me than the bicyclist.And there she was this past Monday. Very mountain casual. Is it just me or is her hair the same color as the bike? How does one arrange for that to happen?

And who owns this old Schwinn cruiser?

I have no idea. Still haven't seen him (or her).

Very impressive, indeed. Also, always tied up near a bar. Again, I am not judging.


Dottie said...

Cute :) It's fun to see bicycles matched up to their riders. There's a bike I've been seeing tied up in my neighborhood for a year or so. It interests me because it's the same color and model Jamis Commuter I used to have, with a baby seat attached on the back. I'll bet whoever rides it is a cool mother.

MamaVee said...

I remember last spring in NYC I saw the cutest duo of bikes buddy locked. Later in the day I saw the couple on the bikes riding by. I nearly squealed b/c they were so perfectly cute and so perfectly cute together AND so perfectly perfect for the bikes. I felt like I knew them or should introduce myself.

Doohickie said...

I don't think that "old Schwinn cruiser" is that old. I think it's a modern reproduction.

RidingPretty said...

It takes a long time but with enough diligence eventually one by one I encounter the owners of my favorite bicycles I've spotted around town. Half the fun is imagining who that owner is and what they'll be like when you finally meet them.

I use to do this as a teenager only it was scar based. Yikes!

Filigree said...

I am often tempted to leave a note on a bicycle I really like so as to meet the owner, but I haven't actually done it yet. Great to see that you've met some of the mystery bike owners, and the "Audrey Hepburn" does match her bicycle quite nicely!

The Bronze Bombshell said...

You should do some bar hopping/investigation into the identity of the Schwinn owner. *winkwink*

mobydoug said...

Here's a link to chic women cyclists in Copenhagen. You can also google up photos of wonderful women cyclists in Amsterdam. You would blend right in in both cities....


RidingPretty said...

ooops ... my comment was suppose to read 'car based' not 'scar based'... Hope it's not a freudian slip or anything ;0

To Mobudoug: Is it possible you've only just discovered CCC? CCC is ancient news in the cycle chic world ;)

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