Sunday, November 1, 2009

Did They Have Bikes in Charles Dickens Day?

Tweed, Frankie and suitcase?

For me, Halloween is a lot of fun, if I get motivated to figure out something fun to wear ahead of time. The hardest part for me is starting with nothing and getting to something cool. I often put off the costume hunt until the last moment and have to scramble for something, anything decent. This year, having the Dutch bike helped things out a lot. I knew I'd be riding Frankie wherever I went, so going Tweed was the obvious choice. It ended up being a very good choice, considering the rain and snow of Friday night. I was almost over dressed. Too bad I couldn't convince anybody else to ride with me this year. They don't know what they were missing.

I am finding that Frankie, my bike of 3 months, has been shaping the clothes that I wear out around town. It just doesn't feel right putting sporty, cycle wear on when riding Frankie. It's much funner to putting something interesting on. As the temperature drops wool will be perfect.

Oh, what's the case on the front rack for? Mostly decoration. I just think it looks cool on Frankie. I did get a lot of questions about it, but I just made that part of the fun, by not answering. The case may end up being practical, because it's a projector case and is insulated. I may end up using it for carrying things that need protection from the cold, such as my laptop, or even hot food.


m e l i g r o s a said...

Oh frankie!
cute gettup, I like it :DDD

Dottie said...

Great look, a very classy costume. Riding a Dutch bike definitely ups my style - I don't want to make her look bad :)

2whls3spds said...

Funny you should ask, yes the safety bike had already replaced the ordinary by late in the 19th century. I was doing a bit of costuming research for our upcoming Dickens Christmas Festival. My bride is interested in attending AND being in a proper period costume.


spiderleggreen said...

Very cool! Last night, I watched the 1940's Dicken's movie adaptation, Nicholas Nickleby. Maybe I'll have to read Great Expectations again, this winter?

Filigree said...

Ooh that trunk looks fabulous on the front rack!

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