Sunday, November 20, 2011

Martha, N Leavitt St & W Ferdinand St, Chicago, IL

Photo: Andrea Bauer
Fresh from Asia, where folks carry all sorts, of crazy, things on their bikes, I've been feeling a little more daring with what I will strap on to my bike.  I've been saving up for a new ride cymbal, found myself up by Guitar Center after work, and had to check out their cymbal selection.  Of course, I fell in love with the new AAX Sabian Memphis ride cymbal, and had to get it right then and there.  Bull horn handlebars have some unexpected perks– like enough width to carry a dozen Doughnut Vault doughnuts, or a 21 inch ride cymbal, and after a some jerry-rigging, the Memphis ride was not-so-securely attached to my bike.  It was slow ride home, and I got more than a few chuckles from my fellow cyclists, but rider and cymbal made it home safe.

*** On that note, I am asking for photo submissions!  I'd love to see all of the crazy shit other people carry on their bikes.  So please send me your photos to, and they just might get posted.  Of course, I will be stalking the bike lanes as well. 


  1. I'm equally impressed by your adorable outfit!

  2. Killin' it with the outfit and the cargo skills!

  3. Woman and Her Cymbal; insert your own Jungian joke here:

  4. New meaning to Ride, Cymbal.