My current fascination are with bicycles. Yes. A little bizarre for me , i know.I have been curious about getting one for a while now, but the idea truly splashed back into my mind from the constant talk of plans to go cycling through the tulip fields in holland. Really i think ive been caught up in this romanticized idea of owning one and being able to ride it around my neighbourhood but i think if my current goal of finding the perfect one to purchase ( the musts are vintage restored, a cute woven basket, a bell and size appropriate) does not come through i will have to sit tight and wait a little longer until i venture into Europe next year where i can truly experience the bike culture which is merely just a way of life. They say the best way to explore a city inside out is through a bike journey, which makes sense not just through practical and logistical reasons but also because it kind of offers a taste of living like a local for a day. It seems though i am not the only one that has taken a likening to these two-wheeled wonders as I managed to stumbled across copenhagencyclechic which is a bicycle lovers answer to the satorialist! Some interesting and beautiful pictures on there!
Is it wishful thinking for sydney to ever have a bike culture even remotely close to that of copenhagen or paris? Probably so. Most of the times impatience means we cant even handle one cyclist on the road without cursing and the use of our horn. I think ill just stick to the roads of B.Vista.
Also if anyone sees any worthwhile vintage bikes on ebay or other sources let me know! Ideally a velorbis type of one is what i am after. Shika if i get one i can teach you how to ride a bike. Dont worry we’ll start with training wheels!