Friday, September 10, 2010

I Like To Ride My Bicycle...

and other nuggets you need to know.

So, yes. I've started riding my bike. Quite a bit, actually.

After I got over the initial bummer of having my rear wheel stolen while said bike was locked up in my also locked courtyard, I've been tearing it up on the pavement.

The bike has become my primary mode of transportation, even to and from work. I'm pedaling in full dress - i.e. skirts, jewelry, complete makeup. Sometimes even the occasional cute pair of shoes. It turns out I'm not the only chick leading the chic charge on bicycle. Jenny shared this nugget that exclaims urban women everywhere are hitting the road with their bicycles and the styles becoming of a modern woman.

Now I just need to find a sexy helmet.

This Sunday I'll be trading my work gear for something more becoming of a streetcar line. Droves of Cincinnati streetcar supporters will be coming to my neighborhood for two bicycle tours of the streetcar line that's expected to be operational by 2013.

Can I tell you how excited I am about the streetcar?

The line will run a few blocks away from my home. I'm two blocks east of Race and two blocks north of its path on Walnut and just. cannot. wait. I'm looking forward to this weekend's ride and how the streetcar will further support the vibe already rocking the 'hood.

...How 'bout 'dem Reds?...

Okay, okay. So the hometown baseball team has had a pretty rough go these past few days in Colorado. Thankfully the Boys of Summer (we still have 11 days of summer!) come back to the Queen City for a seven day homestand on the home team baseball diamond.

Despite the five-game losing streak in Denver, the Reds are still leading in the National League-Central by five games over their ever present adversary, the St. Louis Cardinals. I'm looking forward to taking in the game in some great seats thanks to a dear friend (you know who you are!). Here's to hoping the Reds can turn the losing streak around for this evening's German Heritage Night at the Ballpark.

Speaking of bicycling and the Reds... the baseball team is inviting people to ride their bike to the ballpark for the Sunday 1:10 pm game. If you ride your bike, you can get 1/2 price tickets and other cool bennies.

...Bill Clinton Comes To Cincinnati...

Ohio is getting ready to witness a battle between Rob Portman and Lee Fisher. Both are vying for Voinovich's U.S. Senate seat, and both camps are pulling out all the stops.

Fisher is bringing none other than Bill Clinton (yeah, that Bill Clinton) to address a hearty crowd Sunday at 6:30 at Memorial Hall in Over-the-Rhine. Click the link to learn more and get a ticket emailed to you. I'm really looking forward to this opportunity to rejuvenate the Democratic party in Cincinnati.

It's time we step up and continue with the change we pushed for two weeks ago, people.

...Expressly Yours...

Express Cincinnati is celebrating 15 years of charitable and social efforts in Greater Cincinnati with a special party at Weston Art Gallery Sunday. Come meet the people whose faces you always see in the publication, as well as the small but mighty team that produces Express.
I should disclose at this juncture that this party partially benefits United Way of Greater Cincinnati, which employs me. Thanks to United Way, I can support myself and seek the basic things we all need for a good life; thanks to United Way many other people can seek those things, too.

Hope to see you around at one of the many cool things happening in Cincinnati this weekend!

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