Never did I imagine that my nonchalant Twitter about oogling over a Townie would lead to borrowing one from a fellow blogger. But it did!
The awesome VJ at altportland saw my Twitter and offered me the opportunity to test one out by borrowing a Townie she had. And lo and behold, it was not just a bike. It was a work of art.
And to say riding the bike was fun is an understatement. The great thing about a Townie is that you can sit upright on them. No leaning over, but comfortable upright riding. And since it was pink, and the helmet was pink, and it had a basket adorned with silk flowers, stickers, fenders and even a knitted cozy on its frame, I couldn't but help smile the biggest grin while toodling around North Portland on it. One ten-year old boy saw me and started laughing and elbowing his friend, and I just smiled and suggested he was jealous. I bet he was. Finally returned the beautiful pink bike today, and guess who has the same Halloween costume? That would be Echo, VJ's sweet shy puppers. Of course bloggers have cameras, and of course, we have a photo for you.
Can you believe she let me borrow her bicycle? And to meet in real life was a special treat. Thank you, VJ. :)