A Good Friday Commute

Thanks to the holiday, Mr. Dottie and I were off work today. That doesn’t mean we didn’t commute, though. In celebration of our friend Elizabeth’s birthday, we accompanied her on her ride to work. Good thing she left early, because we spent lots of time goofing around and stopping for cappuccino. That’s how we roll, especially when it’s 80 degrees outside for the second day in a row.

Happy Birthday, E! Remember, you only turn 29 twice.

I hope everyone else had a good Friday :)

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23 thoughts on “A Good Friday Commute

  1. chelsea Fuss says:

    80 degrees in Chicago? Amazing! These photos are ridiculously adorable!

  2. You guys are crazy (in the nicest possible way). May I ask though if there is a great need to apply sunscreen there? No Australian cyclists who I know have managed to retain the porcelain complexions you have over there—except perhaps for my wife, but she is a sunblock zealot, go bless her.

  3. Dave says:

    I ended up getting off work earlier than I thought, so I came home, dropped off my bag, ran to the photo shop to get some film developed, and then just took off to meander randomly. About an hour later, after intermittent rain, sun, and 40mph winds, I ended up back home, breathing a little heavily, a little sweaty, and feeling wonderful. Now I’m uploading a bazillion photos to flickr :)

    I can’t believe it’s 80 degrees there! It’s still in the 50’s here and dumping rain :) Happy Spring!

  4. Dottie says:

    @chelsea – Aw, thanks! Means a lot coming from you, with your keen eye for the adorable.

    @Wilbur – Yes, I burn easily and have to wear sunblock every day. My shoulders already burned a bit yesterday while reading in the park. That said, in Chicago we’ve all been covered head-to-toe for the past 5 months. :)

    @Dave – Cool, heading over to see your pictures!

  5. Carolyn I. says:

    Lovely photo of you and Mr. Dottie. How romantic!

  6. Emily says:

    Ooooo envious of the great weather! These pix are so adorable! Have a good weekend!

  7. Happy Birthday, Elizabeth!

    Also – loving the weather these past few days.

  8. Trisha says:

    Yay for days in the sun! Love the pics, and happy birthday Elizabeth!

  9. E A says:

    Thank you all for the b-day wishes! Always great to celebrate with friends AND a bike ride. Good thing we went today cuz it’s supposed to rain and be chillier on Saturday…

    Dottie – you and Greg are adorable! I like your camera. ;-)

  10. David says:

    Great pic of you and Mr. Dottie! It was 80 there? By Lake Michigan in April??? I love climate change, nothing like the “convienent truth”.

    E is 29, she’s just a baby.

  11. elisa says:

    cute, cute dress!
    AND, mr. dottie looks A LOT like paul rudd in that first picture. which is a good thing :)

  12. Beautiful pictures, and your dress is very appropriate. I see that we had a similar idea today re “bike love” – though my version is more pornographic : (

  13. Emma J says:

    Your top photo captures exactly the romance and breezy free-spirit of cycling!

  14. jane says:

    what lovely photos – the colour is so beautiful and fresh. your dress-bike-helmet combo is so springlike, i love it. a very happy birthday to your friend (and i love her pink handlebars and saddle, she looks great!).

  15. on another note, your dress is so lovely and summery and perfect.
    hallelujah spring is coming!

  16. Ashleigh says:

    I have no idea how I stumbled upon this blog but I’m loving it! I’m posting you as a local (Chicago) favorite :)

  17. kristin says:

    oh my god the first picture is the coolest/cutest/most awesome thing ever. love.

  18. neighbourtease says:

    You and your husband are adorable, Dottie. Love that photo!

  19. Merissa says:

    Aww, what a nice way to celebrate your friend’s birthday with a refreshing bike ride :) and what a nice place to bike. The bike path is so wide, we have none of the sort in Hawaii.
    And I love the add of the tulip photo, so pretty! It works well with the pastel colors in the bikes and your clothes :)

  20. Cherilyn says:

    Snow here, so we had to cancel riding in Yellowstone with family and friends. Grrr . . .

  21. Milo says:

    Are those bars on Elisabeth’s bike a pair of stokers – facing forward? I had a set of those on a Fuji fixed-gear, alas, they weren’t pink!
    Happy birthday E!


  22. Miss Sarah says:

    I suspect we may have the same denim jacket. H&M?

    I was in bike withdrawal the whole time I was on vacation. Every time my feet hurt because I had been walking all day long. But I winced every time I saw the variety of cyclists. In D.C. there was pretty much only one kind. Spandex & reflective stripes. Bring it on!

    Though I am happy there were some cyclists, I was just expecting more, particularly with the lack of snow and sand…

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