Cycle Chic Cleveland?!

Around this time last year, I bought a bike. Not a vroom vroom bike, a good old-fashioned bicycle (mine has gears, I'm not that old fashioned. However, I don't know how to use said gears. Must remedy that situation shortly). Anyway, I haven't ridden it yet. I also haven't ridden a bike since I was 10, and let's just say, that was a long time ago. So, no experience with gears + long absensce from bike riding + natural klutziness = need for bike helmet. I've spent the last few hours looking for a bike helmet, reading bike helmet reviews, and learning how to choose said bike helmet, and here's what I've come up with: The Giro Skyla Helmet in black with gold flowers. Yes, I'm girly, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.

So why the sudden zeal to ride a bike? See, the ideal version of me is the kind of person who rides a bike around Cleveland looking fabulously chic, like the men and women on one of my favorite blogs Cycle Chic. Well, this past Saturday, while N and I were moving house, we missed a ridiculously awesome event: The Fantastic Cleveland Tweed Ride!! I sooooooo want to do this the next time. AJP and butnoteveryday attended and here is the evidence!!

(Thank you Russell Lee for taking this fantastic picture!)

They're even wearing hats!! love. LOVE. LOVE!!!! So, I have to get this bike riding down, so the next time the Fantastic Cleveland Tweed Ride comes around, I can be prepared to ride it without the bike helmet. Stay fabulous Cleveland!!!