My best friend Richard is back in town for a visit so I had a bunch of people over for dinner last night. Friends. Food. Games. Visiting. Drinks. Dexter. We had a great evening! Best of all, we had a few girls over that love bicycles!
This is Lisa, who I've blogged about before.
She got a beautiful new dress that is grey jersey on top and bright orange silk bottom! It's gorgeous. Paired with some charcoal pumps and her basket, she's ready to go everywhere in super style.
Here is Carmen, more of a triathlon road bike kind of girl. She's posing with one of my bikes, the buttercream aluminum Amsterdam sport, and looking so happy. Carmen and I are the same height and also have similar proportions (this was more the case before I had Dexter). It means she can ride any of my bikes without changing anything!
And Miss Emma Hooper! She has her own silver Dahon in Bath, England, where she resides. What a happy coincidence that she is also back in Edmonton visiting the same week as Richard! Emma is beyond fabulous. She is a member of the folk rock band, The Cedar, and tours around Europe playing music. She also teaches music like me, and is also a writer. Emma has been a bicycle girl long before I ever was and she rides faithfully in the UK, doing the whole folding bike on and off the train thing too!
This impromptu photo shoot of sorts was not staged. Just so happened that all these lovely girls were at my place and I was going to take Lisa's picture... then I just got the other girls to come out too. I'm not the only girl who rides a bike in a dress!
If you're curious about what I was wearing you can check out the photos of Raffaella Loro, a new friend and actual photographer. She's posted some of her shots of the girls' ride around the neighbourhood.
Another new friend, Wade Kelly, also took some photos that he gave to me. I'll post those soon so you can see us ladies through his lens.
I am sad that summer is quickly wrapping up! 3 months with a baby has flown by and these leisurely days will soon be coming to an end with school and teaching picking up again in the fall. Life and bikes... so much momentum.