Friday, April 22, 2011

Claire and Ripley the dog, W Altgeld St & N Richmond St, Chicago, IL

Claire rides a trike that was a surprise present from her friends.

Where did you get your bike?  It's a super great trike.  My friends surprised me with this amazingness last summer.
Where are you going? Takin' the monkey beast for a jaunt around the neighborhood
Why ride? I can take Ripley so much farther and at his speed.. also, I hate that I have to drive everywhere.. (I have a disability that prevents me walking everywhere..)
While riding you …? I smile a shit ton. I probably look like an idiot I am smiling so much, and I'm a-ok with that.
 Anything this else you want to say?   Thanks for the love and generosity of friends. Blowing my mind all the time, you know who you are.


  1. Awesome! On all kinds of levels- happy dog, happy rider, cute boots, useful trike!

    I wish I could ride with my dog, but he's magnetically drawn to wheels and would get below them in an instant.

  2. I know! My dog is bad next to the bike too. I've managed to find a pet trailer, so we will see how that goes. I'll post about it soon!

  3. WOW, awesome friends to pitch in and give a gift like that. Looks like she]s enjoying the trike too.
    Beautiful dog. Like to have a dog I could take out while riding.

  4. Very cool! I love that your dog gets to come with you, and I bet he is so happy getting all that exercise. I love seeing all the different types of bikes and bikers around the city.

  5. What a great example of the joy a bicycle can bring. One look at Claire's million watt smile says it all! Ride on.

  6. I'm addicted to smiles. :) Thank you for yours, Claire. Love your friends and dog, too.

  7. Thanks everyone! Friends, dog, trike = smiles galore!

  8. Great trike! Great dog! Bikes are so powerful in so many different ways - that smile sums it up nicely.

  9. I somehow missed this one! LOOOOVE IT. Claire looks pretty.