Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Avid bicyclist and bike lover David Byrne wrote a book called "The Bicycle Diaries". You know him, you love him. He will speak and do a Q & A TODAY! Like, NOW! In like, an HOUR! At Union Square Barnes & Noble. Check it out! It's at 7 PM.


Monday, September 14, 2009


I have been riding my bicycle in NYC for a few years now and I've never really worn a helmet, but it doesn't mean I don't want to be or that I shouldn't be wearing one every time I step onto my wheels.

I have been keeping my eyes and ears out for cool helmets to wear so that I don't feel like such a nerd, but that's NOT why I don't wear a helmet; I don't wear a helmet because I keep forgetting to buy one and wear it. I'm sorta forgetful, but I keep having to stop forgetting, starting TODAY, which is why I'm writing this entry.

I wish some fancy couture dude or lady would make really beautiful bike helmets for us bicyclists to wear. I wish someone would design one just for me. But I like to wish for lots of unrealistic things. Helmets themselves are by nature kinda corny and not too chic. But I love the idea of putting a cover over it -- that way, it maintains its' function but gets a little bit a style on the side.

Here are a few cute helmets I found.

First, here are a collection of numbers for the fellas (I think this might just be a super small helmet that hats and covers can easily fit over, but I like the idea):

Here's a cute spotted farm-girl type hat cover (which I think is the way to go) that doubles as a summer hat: , for all the lolly pop girls out there: (Unfortunately, I think these are not available for purchase just yet!)

These are nice little helmets if you just want a basic helmet with a cute design on it:

I really love this one so much, I'm going to buy one in fuchsia.

This Japanese helmet is so crazy that just wearing it will assure you don't get hit because no person within 100 feet around you will be able to take their eyes off of you!

If you like any of these helmets / covers, the images should link to more information about them, so buy one, and start riding safer today.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

I Live And Ride In NYC

Hi there -- I live and ride my bike all around NYC as my main mode of transportation. I'm a performer and just about every day and night I hop on my wheels, usually with my guitar strapped to my back in a bright pink guitar back pack (sometimes a flying V ukulele) often dolled up for the stage (sometimes even -- gasp -- wearing heels!) and ride to whatever auditions, gigs or shows I have.

It's a quick and cheap way to get from point A to point B, it's GREEN n shit, I don't have to pay for a gym membership and it's breezy, cool and fun riding my bike around NYC. There are lots of pros and a bunch of cons, and bike related stories, books, art, clubs, politics, controversies, laws, changes, advancements, groups and more, which I will document HERE.

This blog dedicated to all the people out there in NYC and beyond who have made riding their bicycles a way of life, some who have even died riding these mean streets.

I hope you enjoy this blog! Happy and safe riding.

Your happy bike-loving author in Edinburgh, Scotland, on her hot orange Scottish BIKE!