I decided to start this blog in January 2015 because people were always commenting on my attire while on my bicycle. I think it’s possible to ride and look elegant without needing special “bicycle clothing.” My goal is to encourage more people to bicycle for life and with style every day.
I ride to work daily. I used to drop the kids off at school and childcare with our Nihola, a cargo tricycle.
Now, that both kids are in school, they either walk or ride to school. They need the exercise just like me. We still use the Nihola to go grocery shopping and to music lessons on Mondays.
During the hot summer here in Sydney, I ride an electric motor bicycle. I have to pedal or I run out of power quickly. Most importantly, I ride the e-bike in summer because the motor gives me a little boost and I don’t get too sweaty. Consequently, I don’t need to change clothes but I do get exercise.
I’ll be including the brands of clothing, shoes and accessories that I wear everyday to show you, Dear Reader, how possible it is to wear your everyday clothes. Just to let you know, I am a bit of a clothes horse but I ride everyday, even in the rain. After all, I’m not made of sugar!
In the winter, I bicycle. The snow doesn’t come to us here in Sydney but it is cool enough to ride a push bike comfortably. The change in seasons is enough to show a change in clothing. Since my days on the Giant, I’ve upgraded to a Gazelle Cityzen urban bike which is wonderful!
I live in Surry Hills, which is part of inner-city Sydney, with my two children, Ofelia and Julius and my husband Justin. Justin also rides daily. He has a Yuba Mundo cargo bicycle which he uses to carry the kids.
I’d love to hear from you especially if this blog has helped you to start riding more for every day. If you have questions or comments, please drop me a line in the blog or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.