I’ve been thinking a lot lately about getting better at riding my bike. since I’ve been living in Portland, which will be two years this August, I’ve ridden my bike four times. total. once to work and three other times for fun around the city. I’m a bit afraid when it comes to riding so close to cars on the street, even in the bike lane. however lately I’ve really been thinking that riding my bike would make it easier to do more things like going to yoga on my lunch break, not having to drive or park my car around the city, or even trips to grab coffee and breakfast on the weekends.
since my bike is a hand-me-down from dlb’s brother, it’s a boy bike, pretty rugged and pretty beaten up. so, along with this desire to ride my bike more comes… you guessed it, dreaming about a new bike. I’ve had my eye on these two particular beauties for quite some time now, especially the Electra Amsterdam. it just looks and sounds like an amazing bike. the vintage silhouette, skirt guard and pinstriped fenders are enough to have me swooning. anyone have experience with an Electra Amsterdam or recommend a good, comfortable city bike?