Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Joy of Bicycling!!

When gasoline hit $4 a gallon, my sweet hubby decided it was time to start bicycling to work, and I can't begin to tell you how much money it's saved us!  Fortunately my Husband is in great shape, and has really enjoyed the 1 mile ride to from Trader Joe's every day.  Since I've been in a bicycling frame of mine lately I thought I would bring you some wonderful cycling related Etsy finds!

I think I have to get Guy one of these wood baskets!  Isn't it fabulous?  It would be great for all the little Trader Joe's goodies that he brings home every night.  Laurie, the maker of these, says that her sturdy teak baskets are "Handmade from wood in my Dad's Garage!" "Built from kiln dried sustainable teak to maintain the baskets shape in different weather environments. Teak is a wood that will hold its finish, shape and appearance. They run 15.75 inches long by 10 inches wide and 8.5 inches high. They will fasten to most standard rear racks with a screw driver or pliers. Hardware is included." Can't beat that!! $69 (US), and you can purchase from Laurie's Etsy shop, ABasketfull.

Another delightful way to carry things while bicycling is this "Vintage Inspired Bicycle Bag" from Snootsie. This bag is also available in a British Tan, Black and Dark Blue, and sells for $102 (US).

And one of my personal favorites, (because I am addicted to handbags), is this most delightful hand bag from IkaBags on Etsy.  This bag is call La Pomme and has a lovely screen print of a bicycle on the flap.  (OK this is not for actual bicycling - but it has a bicycle on it!!)  And I love the color.  :o)  $70 (US)

And, if you are really feeling adventurous, here a great vintage Schwinn Bicycle for sale from JnJink on Etsy for $250.00 plus shipping!

Happy cycling!!

My sweet husband, Guy.

1 comment:

Adorn Me Jewelry said...

There he is! Your sweetie looks cute in his gear. :)

Great bike stuff, Sandie.I used to love riding my bike. Man, that was a long time ago...