Saturday, April 17, 2010

A Bike Date with a Visible Difference

The Planner Guy and I went on our first bike date since November and I was all excitement that he would be wearing the new, intensely yellow and extra noticeable jacket I found for him at Red Thread Sewing last week. Bob remarked earlier that week that he needed something more visible to wear in to work in the morning, especially that the route includes stretches of heavily traveled road without bike lanes. Jason Hughes, the creator of this MTI Adventurewear jacket, runs the Wet Dreams Sewing and River Supply side of the studio. Although originally designed for keeping warm and dry on the river, I noticed the school bus yellow jacket immediately upon arriving to pick up my alternations. The jacket is almost completely impervious to wind and water, making it perfect for the upcoming monsoon season when an unprotected bike commuter can be completely soaked in minutes. Bob will be able to wear it year round.

Here I am in my equally bright, red, suede car coat. And, yes, I am wearing pearls, which do nothing to enhance visibility on the road but go with everything, including bicycles.

Here is Bob (you can't miss him in that jacket), locking up our bikes at Woodlands Village Center. We always have to find a free rail because no bike racks have been installed. Bob and I are frequent diners to both Teppan Fuji and Taverna Greek Grill, both located at Woodlands Village Center so I suppose I can request that they speak with the building management company about installing some racks.

Bob and I have been visiting Teppan Fuji, originally Sushi Fuji, once or twice a week for about 3 years. Recently, we've been ordering Yakisoba noodles and Garden Vegetable maki rolls. Delicious and pretty enough to photograph. I intended to take a photo of it but got too excited and before I knew what happened it was all gone.

As a consolation prize though, I'm ending this post with a shot of tonight's dinner, created at home by Chef Bob - vegetable stuffed chicken breast with black beans and Mexican rice.


Kirsty said...

I love your blog! I spent six months living in Flagstaff last year, and it was amazing to see how bike-friendly some parts of the town were, particularly around NAU. Your blog makes me nostalgic for Flagstaff again! I look forward to a blog post about a weekend bike ride to Macy's Coffee Shop on Beaver St for their biscuits & gravy. My old regular haunt, & the best biscuits in Arizona!

Velouria said...

very nice - though I must say that I prefer your red suede coat : )

MamaVee said...

I'm with velouria! your dinner is making me hungry.

She Rides a Bike said...
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She Rides a Bike said...

Thanks for the kind words! I was at Macy's just a few weeks ago for lunch. Arrived on bike and had Thai Pumpkin soup and a mozzerela, tomato and basil wrap. Amazing. The place was packed for superb people watching. Only the best people, course.

MamaVee and Velouria: I favor the unadorned car coat everytime. Eddie Bauer has a very nice one right now but I keep waiting to find one in school bus yellow for visibility's sake. Now that the Running Bob has morphed into IronmanBob he needs the water sports jacket. Plus it matches the "rocket man" look he is going for since he acquired the Kestrel. With the combination of the new bike helmet and the Adventurewear jacket he looks ready to shoot off into space.

Kirsty said...

Have you checked out the little Bibi Mundo bicycle shop in Flagstaff yet? I adore their pretty found-objects bike art everywhere!

She Rides a Bike said...

I don't know that shop yet. Is it new? I'm a big fan of found-object art.

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

karen, you look oh so cute :D
bike dates are fun

I really like the colorful details with you, your green helmet, your green bottle and as always your big smile!

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