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And they come sans the attitude, deep V-necks and skinny jeans. They come in skirts, with baskets and bells, and they are my girls. (here is calitexican’s). Tattoos are optional. Welcome to Spring 2010.
They can still be good friends though. An Italian Cinelli and my very sassy Frenchie, with a caffeinated common interest. Bike parking at Blue Bottle coffee on Linden. A happy place.
That is KT’s mixte in the front sporting new handlebars (woohoo!!) & the frenchie in the background.
5 years ago I didn’t know and didn’t really see anyone around on a mixte, on a daily basis. I was often told it was ‘so cool’ all my gears worked, um yea it is not a fixie…
I hardly knew what a mixte was, certainly knew I owned one and loved it.
Fast forward to today. Very cool that I have found many new women friends on bikes. awesome company with their cool rides, and they all keep on getting more mixtes. yay!
Les Motobecanes are still the very best though, and their line Astra the bestestest—- ahemmm… 😉
I’d like to dedicate this post to the glitteri skulls that now keep me company whenever I ride the smurfette, my Italian steel beauty which gets no love (ok does twice a month count?).
Stephen gave me a little cute saddle bag with skulls (red glittery eyes!) Christmas gift and it matches my bracelet cuff, which has a skull on it. How cool?!
Apparently skulls attract more skulls. Here are some recent pictures at Flora Grubb gardens.
The bag is made by Krieg cycling bags, and I looked it up and they carry other cool funky designs, seems like a nice small company based out of Spokane WA.
Here is a recent photo of Stephen and I on our way to the ballet with a group of friends, and he thought I wouldn’t post this picture because we were not standing next to bikes or coffee “and some cute boys.” Meeeh –
Actually during the show, he was the one that brought to my attention that my poster was the only one to say San Francisco on it. Coolness. It was good times, I loved seeing so many awesome pieces!
Stephen is a huge bicycle fanatic, we talk bikes, coffee and other geeky cool stuff. In 2009 he would “commute” to work and i say it in quotes because that would take me like 8 hours to do!! – he would bike to work “only” for about 50 miles in under 3 hours. ummm, yeah. Crazy nut.
I’d also like to thank him for being such an awesome friend and supporter of my bike blog ramblings.
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Can’t wait to ride with you again whenever you are ready (he had a gnarly bike related injury), and my best wishes for your shoulder to get well soon!!
I was standing outside Four Barrel near the owner of the motorcyle at the bottom right. He had just parked and he noticed I took my camera out, faster than dirty harry’s magnum and looked intrigued. This piece of San Francisco-on wheels rode past us and mr. motorcylist looked back and me at a present 6’4 gave me a nod and said. “That is rad.”
Yup, I replied.
Later inside he told me “I’m glad there are still people in the city with cool shit like that. I really love that.” We cheered with coffee and went on with our lives, just like the cool cat in the high bike, went on with his ride.
♥ Have a lovely weekend everybody!!
I have seen this bike around the city many times, and always thought –that bike and my frenchie are so made for each other— I do not know who the owenr is (yet) but well, apparently the very tall he/she likes coffee too, because this was a stone throw away from Four Barrel. Good taste mate, good taste 😉
*tip/hat to Jason, who showed the link to the person that actually built the bike//
Through the flickerland, J.Muir from Santa Cruz has this picture below showing Frances buiilding details:
As it turns out, J.Muir is the frame builder behind Frances Cycles, based out of Santa Cruz, and has built beautifuullllllll creatures such as this yellow mixte below. Oh my…
Anyways, couldn’t help myself but to share immediately a good dose of eye candy.
If those frames ever had offspring it’d be the an absolute gorgeous glittery blue tricycle…
Frenchie et Frances. Qué cute.
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♥ Ah, the beautiful things roaming the small San Francisco bikeneverse!! ♥