Sorry about the radio silence, time sure flies when you're having fun! Last weekend I went on the first annual Bike JC tour and the weekend before that was the Tour de Montclair. The entire month of May is National Bike Month, so if you missed those rides, there are still plenty more on the calendar.
There's no joy like a shared joy – nothing like a happy group ride – which leads me to ponder the barriers to cycling, in particular how things like the full Mapei kit (and the racing ethos that goes with it) can sometimes discourage other types of cycling, particularly by women riders. Lycra has its uses, but a healthful counterbalancing viewpoint is provided by Cycle Chic in Copenhagen and Beyond.
Thanks to Copenhagen Cycle Chic, I plan to smarten up my ride. Perhaps a summery straw brim for my helmet. Definitely more handknit anklets. During the radio silence I knit up a singleton Lazy Daisy by Jody Pirrello out of Panda Superwash.
And I ordered a new set of pretty double panniers from Basil and entered the excellent Basil panniers giveaway at Rave and Review. Do have a look, Leanne's product reviews and giveaways are particularly helpful to mothers with young children.
And I've started working on posts for Trisha's and Dottie's LGRAB Summer Games. Part I, Social Cycling, runs May 17-June 6.
And I haven't forgotten my promise to say more about the VK spring show. (In the meantime, see professional photos here.) So little time, so much to blog – not to mention I've been spinning my wheels.