having a fucking blast.

having a fucking blast.

no, seriously.
Wednesday
Wednesday Wheels
Wednesday Wheelies
Wednesday Whip It
Wednesday Woohoo
Wonky Wednesdays
Snap chatting while riding is tough.
Thoughts, thoughts.

k, I’m done. Cheers, happy riding!

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Bike Shop Stop: Coast in Bikes

I wish I wrote about this shop earlier while the thoughts were fresher. Coast in Bikes is located in a cute area of Milwaukee called Walker’s Point. Most of the businesses in this area are small and cater to the locals. It’s the sort of town where the local cheese guy trades his cheese to the local bike shop, and in return local cheese guy borrows the cargo bike for the day to make cheese deliveries (true story, met both parties). Coast in Bikes is probably  one of the neatest and NICEST (as in NICE people) shop I’ve ever been to. Walking up to the store, a handsome custom handmade cargo bike was parked right out front (I don’t know why I would ever need a cargo bike, but man, oh man, do I want one).  I knew I was in good hands. The store was set up towards the front of the space, with Surly and Linus bikes lining the floor and walls. The repair area was towards the middle/back of the shop. And the coffee shop, yes, coffee shop was tucked away in the back. No frills, just a beat up couch, and an open kitchen that came right out of your moms house. I walked to the back just to look around and ran into one of the co-owners French pressing a cup of coffee for herself. From there we talked for probably 20min about the Surly she’s building up for the summer and the versatility of the frames. Mentioned that I was looking into getting an All-City and then proceeded to talk more about those frames, and what it was like to commute in Milwaukee (SO sorry to Dex and Kai about the detour). She also mentioned that she ran this women’s cycling club/team thing to empower women on bicycles.  Overall, 2 thumbs way up and bravo to the enthusiastic duo running this shop!

http://www.coastinbikes.com/

 

Throw Back Thursday!: Red Bike Girl

Throw Back Thursday!: Red Bike Girl

This was my very first ride. Well, second ride if you want to count my tricycle (which was also red) as my first ride. It pedaled me through elementary, middle school, (high school I took a weird hiatus and drove a volvo station wagon), and eventually into college.

In college, I was nicknamed Red Bike Girl to people who didn’t know my name. And to be honest, it stuck pretty well and I liked it. Kind of like my alias or alter ego, like Batman’s Bruce, Superman’s Clark, Spiderman’s Peter. No real super power’s, but riding down Center Road at 3am made me feel like I was standing on top of the world. Sometimes you need that in college, an escape, from growing up too fast.

Here’s to everyone’s first set of wheels. Cheers, and happy riding.

Recent Ramble: Rain

Recent Ramble: Rain

A little rain never hurt.

Went for a joyride with rookie downtown. Kept it really chill and came down on the MBT. We spent a majority of the time kicking it on the hill and ventured on towards Columbia Heights. The refreshing light drizzle soon became an ass kicking tsunami. Lucky for us, the higher temp + the heavy downpour kind of felt good. We decided to pull over because I was constantly wiping the rain out of my eyes and couldn’t see 2 feet in front of me. Rookie’s eyes were stinging because the enormous amount of hair product she had in her hair had melted into her eyes. Great.

Here’s to a challenge. Ride on.