I love cycling, and I love bicycles. Here are some I’ve taken on our travels, not all suitable for transportation!
Bike at sunset, Goa, India
The best way to explore the 105km golden beaches of Goa
This bike in Egypt looked a little worse for lack of use! Maybe they lost the key?
My very first bike, I bought it for £30. It gave me independence, freedom, and got me all over Dublin from Killiney to Howth, (once on the same day!!). I finally won a bike in a competition that had 5 gears, but my classic gearless bike got me really fit!
Another bike abroad, this time at the Rembrant Memorial in Amsterdam C1995 🙂
At the Rembrandt Monument, Amsterdam 1995
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Born in Dublin, living in London with Peter, my two daughters, Wilson our Spaniel & Woordow our Malshih (Shih Tzu-Maltese cross)
I love this. I want to look some more but I have to go to work now. I’ll be back.
See you soon!
Thanks for the reminder.
I was asleep while you were at work! Hope you had a good day? I had the first unbroken nights sleep in days!! Heaven 🙂
I work nights but got off early. I’m headed to bed now or soon, 4:30 am here. I hope to get a piece of that kind of heaven and sleep till noon! (It will never happen 😦 10 am sure would be nice, though.) Have a gorgeous day!
Poor you! We’re only 5 hours ahead so you must be in the USA (east coast)
Sleep well & hope not to see you back here till after 3pm (10am your time!!)
That last photo brings me back….
I hope you don’t store it like this http://www.grannymar.com/blog/2008/07/04/art/
I know that picture, it is our cousin in Feurtaventura 🙂
What a great collection of photos! I always loved my bicycles too – my first “banana seat” bike, then my first 3 speed bike with front as well as rear brakes. Not being used to front brakes I promptly launched myself over the handlebars but fortunately was young and resilient and bounced right back bruises, scrapes and all. One of the first big purchases with my first after college job was . . . a bike!
It’s good to have bikes young! I was relatively old (last picture) when I got my first bike, and I learned the hard way about braking on ice, cycling in a long skirt, trying to kiss on bicycles, cycling with a pint glass in my hand, falling off with said paint glass still upright and not having spilled a drop…. and pulling the front brakes too hard!
Luckily I grew up in Ireland so the roads were not as busy as here, especially at night, so I never got hit by anything!!
I’m not so bouncy these days, but I probably don’t take so many risks either!!
I love the Egyptian bike…and look at you all young and wide eyed
Yes, I did wonder how long it had been there completely undisturbed. No tyres, no seat, but not vandalised at all. It could have been there decades. It almost blended into the background!
Yes, so innocent! It looks a bit early in the morning for me. And the compulsory Dr Martens Boots 🙂
Bikes have always been a major part of our home, when you walk in the front door you are greeted by 7 bikes.
Fun! They ar so irritating to get the shopping past aren’t they!! We are so lucky now, We have a shed 😉
very annoying, we need a bike shed, 🙂
The (lesser) problem then becomes how to get people to put their bikes away & also when their bike is on the bottom it is not a good enough excuse to say that they were in the way for leaving all the other bikes strewn all over the garden!
yes, I could see that happening. I have seen some amazing bike sheds though.
Love your classic bike, Barbara. You can carry books or whatever on the back.
Blessings ~ Maxi
It was lovely, i adored it, but not so practical for the hills of Dublin. I’ve found another one, this time in Amsterdam
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