My husband and I share one car. Since he works much further away than I do, I am typically the one that commutes by foot or bike. I love traveling around town on my old school Bridgestone - going to work, running errands, visiting friends, pretty much just being out and about. It reduces your carbon footprint and gets you a bit of exercise all at the same time. I am fairly lucky because I live in Portland and it is pretty much one of the most bike-friendly cities you can reside in the US. The only issue I really face is the style dilemma - fashion or function?? Let's face it, having some chic bike commuter style in the winter can be pretty tricky wherever you live. In Oregon, it is sometimes chilly and/or raining 10 months out the year and you get tired of looking like you just walked off the pages of an REI catalog. Since my summer shopping spree that I had planned for this past weekend was pretty much a bust (long story), I decided to look ahead at some fall cycling fashions that won't make me feel like a stuffed sausage. So far, these are my favorite finds. I know what you're going to think - boots and dresses again? But seriously, these ones actually serve a purpose aside from stroking my style ego!
Nau Chrysalis Dress. It's a dress, vest, and jacket in one - love the concept!
It is also wind resistant, water repellant, & super stylish!
La Canadienne Serafina boots. I would love these even if they weren't waterproof. So chic!
This is a far cry from the mushroom cap that I ride around town in!
This is the Tokyo from Yakkay.
Pretty much my favorite find of the day - the Cyclodelic Cape from London boutique CycleChic. This is gorgeous and functional - it even has a reflective detail to make you more visible on your bike at night!