Saturday, December 26, 2009

Anticipating the New Year and a New Bike Bag

Important decisions require careful consideration. Last year while shopping at Clever Cycles in Portland, Oregon I found the Twig saddlebag from Basil. I loved it but wondered if floral was really me. Would tire of it or feel self-conscious about it unapologetic girlishness? After nearly 8 months though I can't get the lovely Twig bag out of my mind. As my good fortune would have it Absolute Bikes sent me a good customer gift certificate so I plan to pay them a visit this in the next day or two and see if they can order it for me. I know I should use the certificate to purchase studded tires but sometimes style wins over function with me.

Seasonal Images and Distractions Curtesy of The Planner Guy

I can't let the holiday season go much further without expressing my appreciation to my husband, Chef Bob/Planner Guy, for his talents in the kitchen and in his role as Santa on Christmas Eve and Day. On Thursday night. we made a traditional Caravona Italian Christmas Eve dinner - vegetarian bolognese over home made whole wheat linguine. On Christmas Day we dined on standing rib roast with a Dijon pepper, garlic mashed potatoes, and sherried green beans with mushrooms. All of it melt-in-your-mouth goodness. In between feasting, Bob presented me with cross country skis. I've never skied but have always wanted to. After 3 years in Flagstaff, I'll get my first taste of skiing tomorrow on a nearby snowy mesa.


MamaVee said...

we had standing rib roast on xmas day too! Ours had a wine reduction sauce and gorganzola scalloped potatoes. MMM meat and potatoes make a belly happy.

love the bag and have fun skiing!

jim said...

I bought the Basil bags for my bride, Peg, for Xmas and she loves them. We live in Western NY near Niagara Falls and as you can imagine, we have not been riding much either, though we did get out last Sat for a couple of hours. Best to you and Planner/chef Bob this holiday season

m e l i g r o s a said...

those panniers are so awesome!! and looks like they are very you - do show off if you get them ;-)

Dottie said...

Enjoy the Basil bag. I love mine, great quality.

Maybe you can ski to work when it's too snowy to ride :)

She Rides a Bike said...

I've been on the skis twice and didn't die. Tonight I snowshoed home from work and wondered if I could ski out of work at the end of the day. The route looked like it had some possibilities. In any case, I still miss being on my bike.

Adrienne Johnson said...

I have the red Basil Twig bags. I love them : ) You can shove the whole world in them and they do not show the dirt too much.