(3) Days of Oma

Oma is one good-looking bike.

9-20 trisha walk

To ride her is to imagine a future full of trips taken in style.

9-20 trisha up

With a little sweet-talking, she could be mine, right?

9-20 trisha caress

After all, we have so much fun together…

9-20 trisha laugh

9-20 basket

9-20 shoes

Alas, I am relegated to the back seat (aka rear rack) in Oma’s heart. But that’s OK. There are worse places to be!

9.20 on oma together

  • http://lansingphoto.blogspot.com Erich


    • http://letsgorideabike.wordpress.com dottie

      Guilty as charged :) We have too much fun together!

  • http://letsgorideabike.wordpress.com dottie

    This narrative is super cute :) Oma misses you – I promise. She said she’ll call.

    • http://letsgorideabike.wordpress.com Trisha

      I’ve heard that song before. ;)

  • http://myhyggelig.blogspot.com Sigrid

    Nice! :)

  • http://bikesandthecity.blogspot.com/ meligrosa

    bike nerd cuties. ;D GFs and the oma – oh la la

  • miss sarah

    BFFs! Rock on.


  • http://www.cyclechic.be Stefan

    That is a sweet bike. My girlfriend had a similar old one, very vintage. You two look very lovely indeed.

  • http://none grambev

    A cute short story told in pictures :)

    • http://letsgorideabike.wordpress.com Trisha

      Thanks grambev!

  • http://www.quaintliving.com/ alice

    haha cute! :)

  • http://www.davidnewtonguitars.squarespace.com Dave

    Guys have just as much fun as girls, we just don’t look as good, or take pictures and publish it. Let’s go riding.

    • http://letsgorideabike.wordpress.com dottie

      I must disagree with the taking and publishing pictures bit. Most bike bloggers are men, and they are definitely posting pictures. Maybe not fun ones? ;)

  • http://lovelybike.blogspot.com Lovely Bicycle!

    So cute! I can readily picture this as an animated cartoon!

  • http://www.cyclelicio.us/ Fritz

    How cute :-) Looks like you had fun.

  • http://twitter.com/jack650 jack

    Oma is hot! The seat, however, looks a bit tilted upwards. But that’s like complaining Uma Thurman’s pimple.

    • http://letsgorideabike.wordpress.com dottie

      Ha :) The seat is titled up for comfort and fit. I wrote about the saddle angle here.

      • http://twitter.com/jack650 jack

        Ahhh….cool! Hmm…I find myself scooting back on my road bike as well, but am loathing to change anything mid-season. Will investigate for sure. Thanks much!

    • http://amsterdamize.com amsterdamize

      Jack, the position of the saddle is just as it’s supposed to be, slightly tilted. If level or even pointed downwards (as I see plenty of US cyclists do), it will contradict the upright position the Omafiets facilitates..in short, your upper body rests on the buttocks (pelvis), nothing else, hence, you sit upright. This makes the whole exercise very comfortable: no unnecessarily strained arms or legs.

      Dottie: I’m sure Henry would say “Don’t change a thing” :)

  • Pam

    Hi. I have the same bike…and would love a basket like that. Where did you get the basket? Did you happen to get the bike from Dutch Bike Chicago or Dutch Bike Seattle?

  • Scott

    Can you ladies ride with someone on the back rack? I have tried this on the oma, but we can’t get the launch right. Do you jump on after the bike starts moving or get on when it’s still stopped. I always end up drunkenly stumbling around in the street then just walking the bike with the friend.

    • http://letsgorideabike.wordpress.com dottie

      I’ve yet to carry a passenger successfully. The maker of our bikes, Henry, provided instructions a while back in the comments. He said the passenger is supposed to jog along side and then hop on once the bike gets going.

      • cycler

        What a cute photo essay!
        Love the peeking over the basket shot.

        I’ve carried people pillion on my bike, and that’s basically how it worked. It’s not super comfortable for anyone involved. I’ve seen bikes in Holland that had sort of padded rear racks for carrying passengers, but never seen one offered for sale (let alone in this country).

        • http://letsgorideabike.wordpress.com Trisha

          Thanks! We had fun playing around with the camera.

  • Anu

    Cute photo shoot and story:-)

    We usually got on first (side saddle) and then the driver pretty much took off.

  • http://www.aroom-of-ones-own.blogspot.com Romeika

    How adorable! I love the shoes:)

  • http://cyclingisgoodforyou.blogspot.com anna

    Sweet pictures!

  • academichic

    This is too cute!! I love it! Trish, you’re one good lookin’ gal standing next to Oma, your dress is fabulous!

    This makes me miss Nerp (although he’s not nearly as handsome, but has a good personality to make up for it).


  • http://www.uniflate.com/ Nitrogen Tyre Inflation

    This is really cute and adorable. I love the shoes, the bike and the model. I’ll keep visiting for more of your posts. 

  • http://lacyclechic.blogspot.com Cosmo

    So Cute!