Happy Independence Day!

Loving the Red, White and Blue.





My Bike

My Bike

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26 thoughts on “Happy Independence Day!

  1. Those are incredible photographs, especially the first one!

    PS: Is your Brooks saddle honey or brown?

  2. academichic says:

    I love these pictures! They perfectly capture how fun and elegant riding a bike can be! You look wonderful for the 4th and I hope you have a fun day today! S.

  3. Diana says:

    Yay for riding bikes! You look lovely! Kudos to you for not being wearing spandex or sweats while riding.

  4. Carolyn says:

    Awesome photos. Your dress must keep you cooler in the Summer heat…

  5. Kyong says:

    you look beautiful & radiant!

  6. Doug says:

    My heart is yours!

  7. Melissa Beaudette says:

    hi dottie. beautiful photo’s!!
    i’ve been wanting to ask; chicago is a wonderfully flat city and the oma is really designed for flat cities and is a great replacement for a car so am wondering why you got a new bike (betty is beautiful too). are you retiring the oma? i saw on some old posts that you were in need of a new bike and wasn’t sure why so didn’t know if this new bike is replacing your oma. i don’t see as many posts about oma so wasn’t sure.

    have a wonderful 4th.

    • dottie says:

      Hi Melissa, I still ride Oma half the time. I got Betty for some variety, like when I want to go fast or ride over 10 miles or if the wind’s really bad (a harsh headwind is like a hill that never ends).

  8. cherry says:

    Beautiful photos!! I have that same helmet, and absolutely love it!

  9. chelsea says:

    Love your blog! Thanks for the link to my blogs, Urban Weeds and Frolic!

  10. anna says:

    You’re incredibly chic with your bike. Love it!

  11. grambev says:

    You look adorable!

  12. lindseykron says:

    cuuuute dress!

  13. Trisha says:

    You look gorgeous! WHERE did you thrift that dress; now I’m regretting that we didn’t have/make the time to cruise the stores in Wicker Park.

    • dottie says:

      At a thrift store in Wicker Park, actually. I can’t remember which one; it was three years ago with Tanya. We’ll hit them up next time you’re in town!

  14. Venus says:

    These pictures are inspiring!

  15. sara says:

    love it– your very own photo shoot! both you & betty looking great. i just got a brooks saddle in honey for our xtracycle radish & soooo love the color.

  16. Mamavee says:

    freaking LOVE it! enter that int he topshop contest will you?!

  17. Nicole says:


    Could you do a post on women’s bike helmets? I’m bored of my plain black one and looking for something more fun/stylish. So many of your photos feature helmet-free riders, but I am a helmet devotee (especially after seeing the helmet of a friend who had a bike accident. Her head was fine, the helmet was not.)

    I’d love to see some helmet options– and more photos featuring girls with bikes and helmets!

  18. kristin says:

    Thats lovely! You look great. What kind of bike is this? Its too cute.

  19. Shelly says:

    what a sweet vintage dress!

  20. Man says:

    Beautiful shots – The epitome of Cycle Chic!

    ( Did I say something wrong?)

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