|Robin and one of the truly coolest bikes in town.|
|The new Ladies Who Lunch!|
When I first started thinking about writing a blog (at Bob's encouragement) the first barrier I needed to overcome was the idea that nobody could possibly be interested in anything I had to say. I was brand new to transportation cycling but wanted to share what I was learning in hopes my words and pictures might give another woman the peculiar notion of trying something outside the mainstream. Bob reminded me of this during our lunch and remarked at how I excited I am when people tell me that they enjoy reading SRAB and that seeing the photos of bicycles, Daisy in her bike basket and people using their bikes in their everyday life motivated to give bike commuting a try. In addition, several of them lit up as they told me about their own experiences in blogging about their respective passions. He sounded a little envious as he remarked about how women in the blogosphere seem to support each other on-line and in person. One of Robin's friends, Elizabeth, told me that she's blogging about her experiences at local cultural events at her blog The Flagstaff Culture Connection. And true to Bob's observation she is also interested in meeting up with other local female bloggers for ideas and inspiration.
|You gotta wear shades.|
|From Basil. It snaps easily and securely on to your bike rack.|
|Fueling my obsession with Kenya bags . . .|
In closing, I'd like to thank everyone who visits this blog, especially those women who are encouraged to work bicycling into their daily lives. It's not always easy to do something that falls a bit outside societal expectations but every time you're out there pedaling on a cold morning with a smile on your face you are serving as a model for other women to dare to try something different. So on Sunday outside The Lumberyard, we parted after a brief round of photos. Robin and her friends biked off for coffee, and most certainly the making of plans. No ladies who lunch were they; I'd prefer to think of them as women of influence.