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Posted in History with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2013 by Mj Rains

A sentimental journey through Parisian bike history by my favorite French girl Theadora Brack…

Paris: People, Places and Bling

By Theadora Brack

Celebrating the new bike lanes on the right bank in Paris, let’s take a sentimental journey!  Pop open a Coke, crank up Claude Debussy’s “Petite Suite,” and prepare for some bumpy late 19th century time travel along avenue Foch. This centuries-old promenading stretch is my favorite spot for gazing up at the Arc de Triomphe. Each time I tumble flat.

Pump it up

Don’t forget les bicyclettes. Ladies, this includes you! By the 1890s, thanks to the introduction of the Starley Rover Safety Bicycle and its handsome pneumatic tires, “all Paris was a-wheel,” and women were not only pedal pushing in public but also “unblushingly” flaunting menswear or something “alarmingly” like it. Oh, la la.

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Bike Decor

Posted in Design with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 22, 2012 by Mj Rains

More bikes…

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , on June 1, 2012 by Mj Rains

Yes, more bicycles this week…

…driving me to my wit’s end…

Happy Friday!

More bicycles….? Tell me if I’m going crazy…

Posted in "Wit"icisms", Photography with tags , , , , , , , , on May 15, 2012 by Mj Rains

Can you believe this? I love it! Came across it this morning. Seriously, if I’m going crazy let me know. Does this ever happen to you? You read a story, or write a post, or focus on a subject and then the universe just seems to inundate you with a plethora of more of the subject? I have to say, it’s freaking me out a bit. But, just a bit. Smile

These images found at Iris Interiors.

And then I found this just now…

Could have saved this one for vintage photo of the week…Over at Facebook I came across Public Bikes on someone’s page…

Alfred Hitchcock riding a bike in Cannes. Is that a left turn signal?

Does this mean anything?

Expect more bicycle posts my dear readers. Hope you like them.
(or this Wit just may be at her wit’s end)

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