I Want to Ride My Bicycle
I’m not a particularly active person. But you know this by now. To me, spending time outside means sitting by the pool at my apartment complex. But recently I have found myself wanting… a bicycle.
Yes, you read correctly. I, Lindsay Michele (Scalera)Scouras, want a bicycle.
Okay, yes, I have not ridden a bike since I was fourteen. I’m sure my purple imitation Huffy is still hanging out in the basement somewhere at my parent’s house.
But I’m an adult now, and a stylish one at that. So I don’t want just any bike, I want a fabulous bike.
Have I actually tried any of these? Sat on them in person? Rode them around the store for a bit? No, not exactly. But every plan needs a solid inspiration board.
So I took to the Internet to find my perfect ride. Of course, most of the models I found cost more than my monthly car payment, but as I am well aware, style doesn’t always come cheap.
|pottery barn teen nirve bike $499|
|target schwinn lulu rigid $180|
|lilly pulitzer printed cruiser $450|
|velorbis rosa royale price unknown|
Just for research’s sake, I decided to take to Google for the answer. Upon searching “What to Wear When Riding a Bike,” I was brought to the Bicycling.com website, in which it prompts you to enter the temperature, wind conditions, and how you want to feel when riding said bike. This was of no help to me, as “stylish” was not one of the options listed of how I wanted to feel, instead there were boring choices like “cool” or “warm” or the uber-descriptive “in between.”
I entered in some faux conditions and let them determine my ideal bike wear. Okay, so maybe a tea length skirt isn’t appropriate anymore, since you know, we’re allowed to wear pants now, but I was thinking maybe it would suggest a crisp white button down knotted at the waist and a cute pair of printed capris.
Needless to say, I was in desperate need of a little bike style sass. So as always, I turned to Hollywood for the ultimate cycle inspiration:
|i’m hot. literally, riding this bike makes me sweaty.|
|can you say perfection?|
|see? riding a bike in a skirt is totally practical.|