Friday, August 5, 2011

Pisey, W Huron St & N Wells St, Chicago, IL

Pisey rides a1979 Chicago-built Schwinn Collegiate Sport that she got from Mike’s Bikes of Oak Park

Where are you going? I'm going to the post office to send my sister a care package, that's the shoe box I'm carrying in my basket!
Tell me more about your bike, and where you got it. My bike is a 1979 Chicago-built Schwinn Collegiate Sport.  I got her from Mike’s Bikes of Oak Park.  He's a little under the radar but has been collecting, reconditioning, and competing Schwinns for decades.  Not only was he extremely nice and helpful, he was also very passionate about his bikes - you don't meet people like him often these days!  I highly recommend his bikes, you can find him at 708-522-9208.
Why ride? it makes me feel like the best kind of bitch.
Favorite ride?  I love riding along the lakefront, especially the southern part near the planetarium and museums; its not crowded and the view from there is surprisingly tremendous every time.
While riding you …?  Smile, wink, blow kisses, pop wheelies, ring my bell, hike up my skirt.
What are you wearing? I'm wearing my favorite shirt, a skirt that shows just more than enough thigh, gold jewelry, and Chanel perfume.  Bag is vintage Fendi. I'm embarrassed you caught me in flats.
How can Chicago improve bike infrastructure or make Chicago more bike friendly? My only gripe is that drivers are not more cognizant of bikers, other than that, I think Chicago is relatively bike friendly for such a big city.