anna brones

writer + artist + activist

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A French Product To Make Biking in a Skirt Super Simple

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We shouldn’t be intimidated to ride because we need special clothing or gear. Riding a bicycle should be simple.

Not all women like to ride in skirts or dresses, but for those that do, it’s always a bit of a hassle. Come on ladies: you’ve all been in a constantly-pulling-down-the-skirt-as-the-wind-blows-it-up situation. So I love the concept of this French product that’s being crowd funded which makes biking in a skirt super simple. As simple as popping this clip in your bag and then clipping your skirt to the seat.

They’ve got a couple days left to raise funds for the new product. You can learn more at Le Poupoupido.

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Written by Anna Brones

January 15, 2015 at 09:26

Riding in the Rain

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Video shoot today with Red Reel Video, which entailed bikes, puddles and a pair of red heels. That’s the way to do it.

Urban Portland in the rain is a beautiful thing. Brick walls and cobblestone alleyways. Spontaneous sun breaks paired with downpour. Drivers slowing down to stare at four ladies in silly outfits laughing from their cycling antics.

I road home in a downpour. Drenched. Water dripping off my bare hands.

I attacked every puddle, spraying water up to my face.

Pure bliss.

Written by Anna Brones

March 10, 2011 at 17:52

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Friday Photo: Brooklyn Cruiser

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NYC cycling is its own special thing. Stop signs don’t really count as stop signs, stop lights are merely for good measure and even designated bike lanes aren’t really like bike lanes in any other city; at least people believe in helmets. But that’s what makes riding in the city fun.

Ringing the bell incessantly as you cross the Brooklyn Bridge and having to maneuver around children flying by on wooden trikes. Dodging tourists in Chinatown with that smell of outdoor markets and produce hanging in the air that’s reminiscent of previous visits to Asia. Raising your hand in disgust at the drivers completely oblivious to the fact that a bicycle was ever invented. But on two wheels, the big city feels manageable, even more friendly. Which is why you keep ringing the bell.

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May 7, 2010 at 09:36

Rediscover Cycling: Gothenburg’s Official Bike Campaign

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This video, produced by the City of Gothenburg, came out a while ago, but I still think it’s worth a mention.The video was part of an official campaign to get inhabitants to rediscover the benefits and joy of cycling.

There’s also the behind the scenes film which I discovered thanks to one of my favorite Swedish blogs, Below the Clouds. Love them both!

Written by Anna Brones

November 11, 2009 at 06:00

Paris Bike-share Program Vélib is Getting Even Bigger

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It was revolutionary. Bike blogs, sustainability gurus and national news outlets all gave ample to time to Paris when the city launched its commendable Vélib bike-sharing program. A year and a half later, the existing fleet of bicycles is expanding, ready to take over the suburbs.

The program is so popular with Parisians that “Velib” was the 2nd most popular Google search. So with an additional 300 stations and 3,300 not renting a bicycle while touring Paris just won’t be an option, and ça, c’est super!

[Via Bike-sharing Blog]

Written by Anna Brones

February 3, 2009 at 09:00