Tulips and a Dutch Bike :)

Spring is such a beautiful time of year for riding a bike!  Oma enjoyed very much spotting so many of her homeland’s flowers during the ride home this evening.

I put her flowered basket back on for now.  I could feel a substantial weight difference with the front rack and basket today, versus strapping my bag to the rear rack, but the basket set-up is worth it for the convenience and aesthetics.

The back street route I traveled was car-free for much of the time.  Such a rarity in Chicago, which is why I’m happy to go 15 minutes out of my way.

Here’s a more representative “gritty” city shot.  I think I need to start adding more spring color to my wardrobe.  The tulips have inspired me!

I hope everyone had a lovely week of bicycling and is ready to begin the second half of April!  :)

  • amidnightrider

    Nothing is blooming on Cape Cod yet.  Wont be long though and this place will be as colorful and beautiful as the photos on this post. 

    • http://myaudienceisowls.blogspot.com/ Dottie

      Oooh, Cape Cod is beautiful!  I’m sure it will be worth the wait.

  • amidnightrider

    Nothing is blooming on Cape Cod yet.  Wont be long though and this place will be as colorful and beautiful as the photos on this post. 

    • http://www.movablemom.com/ Christina

      Ooooh lovely! You are making me now ponder a Dutch excursion next time I’m over in Europe. Hmmm … also should plant more tulips on my property. They always look best in big batches. Great photos!

      • http://letsgorideabike.com/blog Dottie

        Oh yes, I would love to visit the Netherlands!  Maybe soon…;)

    • GravelDoc

      Oma is so stately and reserved,  can’t tell if she is a little home sick or just quietly reflecting on the tulips.  Spring seems to be maturing so early this year.  Our yellow iris, which ordinarily don’t bloom until early or mid-May, started blooming today.  I got to bike to the office three days this week!  Glorious weather until Thursday when Spring storms returned.  Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos!

      • http://letsgorideabike.com/blog Dottie

        :)  Oma is deep like that.

        Spring did come earlier this year and seems to be sticker around much longer.  No complaints here!

    • http://letsgorideabike.com/blog Dottie

      Oooh, Cape Cod is beautiful!  I’m sure it will be worth the wait.

  • Carolyn

    I really am looking forward to flowers.  Things are just beginning to turn green here with the recent rain.

    • http://myaudienceisowls.blogspot.com/ Dottie

      Waiting for flowers to bloom in spring is filled with such anticipation.  Hopefully yours will appear soon.

  • http://www.movablemom.com/ Christina

    Ooooh lovely! You are making me now ponder a Dutch excursion next time I’m over in Europe. Hmmm … also should plant more tulips on my property. They always look best in big batches. Great photos!

    • http://myaudienceisowls.blogspot.com/ Dottie

      Oh yes, I would love to visit the Netherlands!  Maybe soon…;)

  • http://www.anniebikes.blogspot.com anniebikes

    I’m waiting for the tulips here. This spring the rabbits ate the tops of 50 of my own bulbs (sigh) so I’ll be biking around and enjoying other gardens.

    • http://myaudienceisowls.blogspot.com/ Dottie

      I saw a rabbit on the way home today!  A mangy city rabbit, but still.

  • Gordon Inkeles

    Lovely bike and photos! BTW I finally found the perfect hand grip for upright bike riding. It’s easy on your wrists and fits like a glove:

    http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=6007211460092397225#editor/target=post;postID=7561825345783695424

    • http://myaudienceisowls.blogspot.com/ Dottie

      Hm, the link didn’t work.

    • http://letsgorideabike.com/blog Dottie

      Hm, the link didn’t work.

  • GravelDoc

    Oma is so stately and reserved,  can’t tell if she is a little home sick or just quietly reflecting on the tulips.  Spring seems to be maturing so early this year.  Our yellow iris, which ordinarily don’t bloom until early or mid-May, started blooming today.  I got to bike to the office three days this week!  Glorious weather until Thursday when Spring storms returned.  Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos!

    • http://myaudienceisowls.blogspot.com/ Dottie

      :)  Oma is deep like that.

      Spring did come earlier this year and seems to be sticker around much longer.  No complaints here!

  • http://twitter.com/squirrelgal Carolyn

    I really am looking forward to flowers.  Things are just beginning to turn green here with the recent rain.

  • http://www.anniebikes.blogspot.com anniebikes

    I’m waiting for the tulips here. This spring the rabbits ate the tops of 50 of my own bulbs (sigh) so I’ll be biking around and enjoying other gardens.

  • http://letsgorideabike.com/blog Dottie

    I saw a rabbit on the way home today!  A mangy city rabbit, but still.

  • http://letsgorideabike.com/blog Dottie

    Waiting for flowers to bloom in spring is filled with such anticipation.  Hopefully yours will appear soon.