- While walking on the sidewalk, a “cyclist” on a beach cruiser, coming in from the opposite direction, almost ran me over. I “politely” stated “bikes ride on the road, not the sidewalk”. Her partner made a not so polite comment back.
My sister, who was with me, commented that the cyclist’s boobs probably couldn’t handle the street riding. Her boobs were a step away from springing loose. Poor boobs.
- I aimlessly started to bike today (I usually ride with a plan). I asked my legs “why are you going towards the big hills?”
My legs replied with “We’re just legs. We just pedal. Ask the brain”.
I asked the brain, and it said “I’m not the one steering. Ask the arms”.
I asked the arms and they said “We just hold on to the bars. How bout you use those aero bars and give the hands a break?”.
So I gave up and just biked and enjoyed the breeze. And apparently had internal dialogues with my body parts.
- To the dood I passed twice on the 8 speed – don’t think you are all that fast for having passed me. I was stuck at a billion red lights and you took a short cut.
- To the minivan that almost clipped me: Thanks for not killing me. I’d rather not die via minivan. That lacks glory.
So a reader sent me the following link, From Amsterdam to Cobble Hill by Bike, asking if the Euro style bikes are considered cool or are on par with a beach cruiser (aka The Enemy).
“Euro-style bicycle store in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, that specializes in Dutch imports. That includes sturdy cargo and commuter bicycles by De Fietsfabriek (from $1,500) and Dutch ID (from $1,400)..”
Now, note the word “Sturdy”. That means “Heavy”. Like a beach cruiser. And $1500? My Internet Research indicated I can get an ugly pink beach cruiser for 10% of that price ($150).
While pondering the atrocities of bike choices (of which I am obviously an intolerant person), I was wandering in the mall and suddenly saw this (click on the image to see a close up):
Several thoughts went through my mind, in the following chronological order:
1. oo! hello kitty store! cute!
2. oo! bike with hello kitty! cute!
3. waiiiiit a second.. that is a beach cruiser.. in pink.. THE ENEMY
4. but.. but.. hello kitty! does that negate the evil?
5. no. no it does not.
I then took a picture with my hi-tek cell phone to share with ya’ll.
What do you think? How many beach cruiser loving people are reading this? Does having Hello Kitty on the side of your beach cruiser make it cooler or lamer? What about Paul Frank?
Alternatively – have you ridden these Euro bikes? Is there a huge difference? Let me know!