Bike Skirt in Chicago!

Elisa of Bike Skirt fame is visiting from Alabama. And yes, we are now simultaneously blogging. I met Elisa in Nashville at the Garden Party Ride, but felt like I already knew her as a bike blog friend :)

Elisa and Betty Foy look tres chic together. I need a matching scarf! While I consider Betty my “racing” bike, Elisa kindly reminded me that the description is not quite accurate, compared to her drop bar bikes. Just wait ’til I get her on Oma!

Elisa and Me

Future Album Cover

Anyone who reads our blogs knows that rain would not keep us off our bikes, so we set off for downtown via the Lakefront Trail, despite the steady rain.

Elisa: Chic and Badass in the Rain

Elisa: Chic and Badass in the Rain

Once we made it downtown, dripping wet, we enjoyed overpriced beers in the John Hancock Building, 96th floor.

Drinks

Drinks

The views were totally worth it, as you can see from the picture below.

Foggy View

Foggy View

Yeah, that was sarcasm. Luckily, the fog eventually rolled away.

View

View

We spent the remainder of the day walking the Magnificent Mile, buying red lipstick from an insane Chanel clerk, trudging up 7 flights of escalators for tights at Macy’s, and gorging on deep dish pizza from Giordano’s. A perfect day!

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Cocktail Party Ride Details: Meet at The Violet Hour at 6:30 tomorrow. Ride leaves at 7:15. Easy and casual, meandering to a few north side establishments. Hope to see you there!

  • http://letsgorideabike.wordpress.com Trisha

    Hi Elisa! Looks like fun! Wish I could be there. Elisa and Betty seem to get along nicely — and she def needs to take a turn on Oma…

  • http://imaginarybicycle.blogspot.com Emma J

    What a lovely day! Thanks for letting us tag along.

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

    Ah, cycling in the rain for beer, tights and red lipstick. You ladies are hard core!

  • http://www.slowbikemiami.com Daniel M. Perez (Slow Bike Miami)

    Guinness: I approve.
    Very cool.

  • http://themway.blogspot.com Beany

    Ooo I’m excited about this meetup.

    Maybe someone will come and visit me in Sun Diego? I think there are two lady bloggers and one of us (me!) could use loads of tips on generally being a bit more fashionable. On the plus side, I began wearing a skirt while riding thanks to BikeSkirt! Very breezy and cooling on hot days :)

    • http://letsgorideabike.wordpress.com dottie

      I have a friend who lives in SD and it’s on my list of places to visit within the next year. We will definitely have to meet up!

      • http://themway.blogspot.com Beany

        O yay! I better see the rest of San Diego before you get here so that I can offer you a decent tour.

        • http://thechaicyclist.blogspot.com spiderleggreen

          Torrey Pines State Park!

  • cyclemaniac

    Envy you both! ;)

    What a beautiful fog! .. :-D haahaa Jusst joking only! :-D

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

    ah so cool!! <3 xo my ladies!!

  • http://dancinggypsies.blogspot.com/ ms. elle

    Where might you ladies be around 9 pm-ish that I could meet you?!

  • http://www.palmbeachbiketours.com Ken Steinhoff

    Geez, I’m passing through B’ham this morning and Elisa leaves town.

    Was it something I said?

  • http://www.slowbikemiami.com Daniel M. Perez (Slow Bike Miami)

    So, I wonder, if I wear my kilt and go riding, can I join the bike skirt contingent? ;-)

  • http://none grambev

    Chigago is so pretty, even in the fog. ;)

  • http://mkebikecommuter.blogspot.com/ Bryan

    That Rivendell is such a great looking bike! I wish I could afford to buy one for my wife.

  • Scott

    Excellent, I will be at the cocktail ride tonight.

  • http://www.cyclelicio.us/ Yokota Fritz

    Simultaneous bike blog posts – tres cute! Looks like Elisa is enjoying the visit.

  • http://thechaicyclist.blogspot.com spiderleggreen

    Giordano’s is the best! And the leftovers make a great breakfast.

  • http://suburbanbikemama.blogspot.com/ Mamavee

    A perfect outing.

  • http://www.bikeskirt.com Elisam

    Twas a fun day indeed!

    Daniel:we at bikeskirt welcome all riders…but especially love those in skirts (or kilts!).

    • http://www.slowbikemiami.com Daniel M. Perez (Slow Bike Miami)

      Awesome. :-)