It’s funny how things come full circle … or perhaps more appropriately in this case, things feel as if they’ve come full ‘cycle’.
As I suppose is natural, I seem to have spent many of my younger years looking forward, as if being more willing to believe in the better of an unknown future, rather than value the beauty and knowledge of what had come before. Perhaps that’s part of the reason why I now seem so interested in looking backwards for ways to inspire my future?
I used to be a keen cyclist and walker, but as is often the way once the incredibly useful car entered my life I got a little lazy. It’s a shame really as there is something rather magical about riding about town or suburban streets on a gorgeous bicycle – that’s why I intend to visit the virtual delights of the Melbourne-based Papillionaire and make a practical yet stylish investment. Their online store allows you to select all sorts of lovely optional extras for your bike, before it is shipped to you in flat-pack form or to a local bike store for assembly – genius! (I think pre-assembled by experts will be the option for me!)
Of course once I get the bike sorted, I’ll then have to treat myself to some awesome bike accessories … If you’re like me and find yourself constantly raging against the lycra-clad packs of cyclists who descend upon cafes in search of coffee and pastries*, you’ll love Cycle Style Australia. I’ll take one of the Cherry Straw Shoppers thanks!
Talking of all things bicycle-related, have you seen this video ‘Thoughts On My Bike‘? If not, you should watch … it’s perfectly lovely.
Are you feeling a little nostalgic? A little inspired to join the bicycle revolution too? Or perhaps, like me, a little of both?
*with a nod to the lovely Leonie, this statement requires a qualifier. I’ve got nothing against lycra-wearing cyclists, or cyclists who take coffee at cafes … it’s when they travel in aggressive packs and take up ALL the tables at a cafe I want to sit at … that’s when the trouble starts for me … no one EVER wants to come between me and my coffee!