I find bikes interesting. They have the potential to reveal so much about a person. A knobby-tired mountain bike with with suspension. A red and black road bike with skinny tires. An orange and purple fat tire bike with streamers. A grey hybrid with a coffee mug attachment.
Owning a bike can be a form of self expression. A bikes can be just as unique as the individual that rides it. There's something to learn about a person by the bike they ride: what they love to do, how they like to get around and what's important to them. The Minimalist. The Fashionista. The Racing Speedster. The Errand-Running Uptowner. The Splurging Young Professional. The Family Man. Every ride, like every person, is different.
I love bikes, and sometimes I just catch myself staring.
I'm not talking about staring at a "I'm-a-creeper" kind of way. (Because that would just be weird.) But it's more like admiring a fine piece of art, taking in all the style that can fit on two wheels. Bicycles are inspirational, fun and liberating, a lot like art. So, when I get a chance, I have taken a few pics of some of the more unique bikes I have seen.
There's been some pretty rad "bike spotting" I've seen in the Upstate and during my travels. The pics below are some of my faves.
|Why not carry two bikes on the back of your motorcycle? |
(Does that make it a TriCycle?) Greenville, SC.
|First experience with pedicabs in San Diego, CA.|
|A colorful array of on-street bike parking with a |
bike repair station. San Diego, CA.
|Bike Share comes to downtown Greenville, SC.|
Main Street station.
|Individual style meets available parts meets recumbent ride.|
Tybee Island, GA.
|Coffee to go, please! Savannah, GA|
What are some of the cooler bikes you've seen? Are you a fan of "bike spotting?" I'd love to hear your stories.