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Thanks to Chronicle books for sending this piece of snobbery over my way.
After reading on and off the snob for awhile, I realized that many of his jokes I didn’t quite get because I don’t ride a fixie, and I have also never raced or have been into fast bikes.
However, I still enjoyed the dedication and his style of writing. I was never really into his anonymosity but perhaps he knew the whole time he would at the end wound up with a book offering. At anyrate, this book, has now arrived in the melilands and it is ready to be read by me. That said, here we go.
While looking at the book, I pulled the Kill Rock Stars album. They are graphically long lost cousins, that cover art resembles a tad to Olympia Brewing Company [link]. Thought I’d share.
Visually and physically, the book is quite pleasant. I have not finished it yet, but I was happy to find a great interview by Tom over at bikejuju with the artist behind the book, Chris Koelle. Read all about it and check out his work space here: Artist Profile: Chris Koelle -from bikejuju
It also came with a little ‘deluxe’ patching kit. That’s kinda nice.
So, the bike snob, aka señor Weiss, will make his appearance in SF:
TH June 17th from 630PM- 8PM at the Sports Basement, San Francisco.
FRI June 18 from 630PM – 730PM at Barnes & Nobles on Stevens Creek +San Tomas Expy, San José.
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Here at Bikes & The City alongside Chronicle Books, we are teaming up to collect questions from you – anything you’d like to ask him, please post your question(s), and he will answer in the next few days. Please submit your questions by commenting to this post, or send them to me via email (subject: snobNYC) to bikesandthecity -at- gmail
Ok all, thanks and looking forward to seeing what you are curious to ask him.
Sometime around 1997, a girlfriend and I had ditched school and went to the record store. On one of days (ok, this happened often) I bought some music I don’t recall now, local zines & 2 magazines starting with the letter B, I had never seen before. BUST and Bitch. I remember reading this article on PJ Harvey and 10,000 maniacs and of course some very cool stuff to read for when I got grounded. Both magazines have evolved and I am happy to see both of them around and not gone. Very cool
So, now I’m going to shamelessly let you know I’m in a magazine. It’s BUST.
The beloved Frenchie – the motobecane astra that has become the vehicle and my shrink of confidence everyday– this steel beauty, gets some love. yay!
Many gracias to the fabulous lady behind bits and bobbins and creator of the wonderful Wardrobe Remix, Tricia Royal. I was pretty flattered when she contacted me about this and also I think is super rad that the beautiful America Ferrera is on the cover & those hearts!!!!
We had fun doing the shoot. The photo was taken in Alamo square (you know, those postcard houses) and it even though it looks quite dry when the sun even came out for a bit, then we got some freak flash rain, crazy. Thought I’d share
What makes me happy is the exposure of the bike, the cities we live in and that being dressed ‘normal’ and a woman is no longer that rare. We don’t need crazy get-ups (cute shoes are not consider crazy! he hee), fancy gadgets or man-lead long distance groups, to be part of the bicycle culture. We are here, and we are ready to ride, with our normal clothes and our happy faces. We move forward, sometimes make friends along the way ‹I have met amazing women that are now best of friends›, discover new places in town, enjoy the great smells from the bike lane (ok in SF, often not-so-great at all), climb hills, fall, bleed, sweat, learn to dodge doors and learn everyday that really it is not hard, to move around with your bicycle.
And dress up? sure why not! give it a try 😀
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Gracias Lucy, Tricia y BUST – and all of you.
♥ much love / meligrosa ♥
I opened up my issue of this month’s Vanity Fair and came across this cotton ad. She is adorable and knowing that she is not only posing with a bicycle to be cool (because riding a bicycle makes us super cool!!) but she does ride a bike and has been spotted around before (RidingPretty:ZD &her bike). Very lovely!!
Okay. Here are the tights I won over a few days ago from le lovely the-coveted giveaway: we love colors!
They seemed pretty blue tie-dye from their online choices, but I don’t mind they psychedelic rainbowness to it. I love tights. and skirts. Anyhow, here are some pictures from taking this crazy pair around the city. They are a ‘one-size fits all’ but I think that they might be too small for taller gals or/with longer limbs. They also carry S-M-L sets. They feel a tad thicker from all its crazy dye-processing, but feel pretty smooth overall. ♥Thanks The Coveted -&- We love colors!!!