First, thank you to all who have commented here and on The Foodinista page on Facebook with advice on purchasing my next ride. I’m so jazzed about the hunt! A couple days ago I heard through the grapevine that a floor model of Bowery Lane Bicycle’s Breukelen was here in Los Angeles at a price you wouldn’t believe. So yesterday afternoon I hightailed it downtown to an address that sounded eerily familiar. And when I walked in the door of the lobby I knew why.
Seven years ago I got trapped in an elevator in the Cooper Building with my friend and Los Angeles Times fashion critic, Booth Moore. I am terrified of enclosed spaces and dear Booth—who has nerves of steel in any imaginable situation, unless it involves undercooked beef—had to read to me for 45 minutes from a Christian Dior biography she happened to have in her purse to keep me from hyperventilating. True story.
Everyone should have a friend like Booth. But back to Bowery Lane Bicycles. I like the bike. Check out its lines. Maybe I’m not wild about white, but for those of you who are—GET ON IT. It’s a great deal and a great-looking ride.
So I’m keeping it in mind—in black—after I’ve had a chance to test ride a few of my other faves and some of the great suggestions I’ve gotten from you. Keep them coming! This weekend I plan to head over to Flying Pigeon in Cypress Park to see the Pashley and Velorbis offerings in the flesh.