hi, there... long time since posting but fall is upon us and i am writing about "bike fashion" for fall (if you have a must-wear tip for men or women please add it here as a comment or text me with a photo, name and description to 773 960 3997. Many thanks to all Chainlink "winter warriors" who shared tips over the winter: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150114/wicker-park/winter-warrior-...
in other news, i am trying to track down the rider of an old-fashioned penny-farthing bike. Does anyone know whom this guy is? If so, can you put me in touch? photo credit to Tim Inklebarger
many thanks and happy cycling!
UPDATE 10/5: Thanks to Julie Keating, who connected me to Paul Schmidt, who connected me to Cary Williams, who then gave me Joseph Kelley's deets. Chainlink cited in 3rd paragraph: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20151005/wicker-park/meet-guy-who-co...
Maria from Po Campo and The Chainlink just did a feature on bike-friendly fall fashion:
I used to play ultimate frisbee at Josephinum Academy right off of North Ave and he would come practice mounting and dismounting on the path around the field (started sometime this summer), super nice dude that I have run into a few times since. He rides down the 606 sometimes too which is pretty fun to see.
thanks so much! may i photo credit you, "carfreecommuter" and if so, what is your first and last name. i have now talked with two other penny-farthing men, one who prefers to use the term high-wheeled bike and think i have a lead into whom this guy in the photo is! Possibly a teacher named Joe
I've seen him riding up Damen by Chicago in the early evening. Time for a stakeout.
I love Rapha clothing - especially for fall. The jerseys are warm and soft and don't look too "bikey". I've paired them with jeans. Rapha is expensive but I've come to the conclusion a few good Rapha pieces are worth it (esp. when they are bought during an end of season sale) because they are warm, comfortable, and so well made.
Giro SPD (MTB) shoes with the lace-ups are great if you like to clip in but need a shoe that will look fairly normal. For women, I like the Civila (I have it in black with blue laces). http://www.giro.com/us_en/products/women/shoes/civila-20503.html
They have similar styles for men with the lace-ups.
those are really nice gloves!!
The gloves are very nice. Looks like they only make men's jerseys, etc. boo. :-/