Monday, October 03, 2011

Wishlist :: CicLaVia!

In Los Angeles-- arguably the home of some of the world's worst traffic-- the thought of miles and miles of city streets being off-limits to cars is unthinkable. Yet, thanks to the efforts of the organizers of CicLaVia that thought is a reality. On Sunday, October 9th, the people of Southern California can enjoy the colorful city streets on their bikes, skateboards, skates, strollers or any other human-powered mode of transport. This coming Sunday, 10 miles of Los Angeles streets, stretching from Boyle Heights to the Melrose District will be closed to car traffic and open to pedestrian traffic only! I'll be there, taking in the sights and sounds with a group of friends with various levels of city-biking experience. My own bike leaves a little to be desired, so I've built a little wishlist of all of my favorite things bike-related. If only, if only...
The Public C7 women's bike is at the top of my list. Love the styling, the details (oh hello, little rainbow!) and the specs. It's a sturdy, well-priced workhorse of a bike, and it's cute to boot!
While the Leather Wine Rack from Oopsmark in Montreal won't suit the frame of my dream C7 bike, it'll work perfectly on David's more traditional frame. Plus, a bottle of wine for the bike picnic is a must-have!
Now if you're biking in the city, a good helmet is a must have. But when I see these bike caps, handmade in Oakland by Ivy & Otis, I can't help but dream of lazy bike rides in the countryside. C'est la vie!
Of course you'll find some goodies along the way that you need to carry, and what better way to stow them than in this wooden crate from A Basket Full? So when you see me tooling about on the CicLaVia route, my ride won't look anything like this. But, a girl can dream!


elle indsay said...

the public c7 is super cute! the cream color reminds me of a ghost cycle, although the rainbow detail does looks better on that background. the orange is great. i want a bike with a girl bar so bad.

charlie w. said...

Lindsay, you should get one! If only it was that easy, we'd both have them by now, I guess. I really like the blue/green color offered in the other frames. But this model only comes in orange & white.