Tuesday, August 13

Night Rides

We had some friends over this weekend for a little cheering-up party, and I took a few of those friends out for night rides on the ol' bikey.  The night was perfectly cool, everyone was pumped from some seriously intense rounds of Catch Phrase, and the neighborhood was quiet.  I absolutely adore night rides... even though my new riders almost tipped the tandem once or twice.  It takes some getting used to!  The guy above is not one of my night-time tandem newbies-- just a husband with a haircut.

Thanks to the prettiest bike shop around, the tandem has some snazzy new accessories.  Have you heard of Eleanor's before?  I hadn't until they sent me a little email, but now I'm a huge fan.  They have all the pretty bike things my tandey needs!

I put the bell on the back handlebars just for Hope.  She let out a little squeal when she realized it was there.  Now when we ride through the neighborhood you definitely hear us coming.  ;)

I've mentioned this before, but she (the bike, not Hope) still needs a name!  I want something clever, but not too obvious, you know?  Any suggestions would be appreciated.  I'm off to help Johnny shop for a helmet-- I already have mine picked out!


**My glasses are from BonLook and my shirt is from Stay Home Club.

50 comments:

  1. How about Mikael after Mikael Pederson who invented the tandem? Xx

    http://hipslikecinders.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. How about Thandi? If you say it with an American accent it's Tan-dee with a South African one its Tun-dee. So you have the dual pronunciation. It's Zulu for loved/loveable (depends on how you use it in a sentence). Thando (tan-doe, tun-doe) means love. And it's the feminine form of the name. Also, its like the English word - tandem - like the bike.

    (South African Reader - bet you have tons) Also, will not in any way or form be offended if you choose another name, just thought of it when you mentioned it.

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  3. How about Jess in honor of Miss Jessica Tandy?

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  4. This looks like so much fun Katie! Loving your shorts with that tshirt :)

    I can't think of a name... do you want a person's name?

    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

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  5. It's so cliche, but I just love all things bicycle!! That bell is beyond cute.

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  6. Sapphire! Sa's on fire :P lol lol, ahh that's terrible, she is a super cute bike though, I've always wanted to ride a tandem - looks like so much fun :)

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  7. That's looks like a lot of fun!

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  8. I love the new accessories, the basket and bell are so fun!
    Amia
    www.teapotsandbelles.blogspot.com

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  9. I have always wanted to try a two person bike, however I'm not great on a normal bike either so I would probably need to improve on that first! lol

    You have a lovely blog! I am following you on Bloglovin :-)

    rowdyfairy.blogspot.com.au

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  10. so cute! girl, you did good cleaning that bike up.

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  11. Everytime I hear "tandem bike" my mind just goes straight to "Jessica Tandy" so I'm no help :) Cute bike, though!

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  12. Such fun pictures! And that bike shop is so fun! I hope summer last a little longer so I can find time for a few more bike rides in beautiful weather! :)


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  13. I remember riding a bike like that when I was a kid. Was sooooooo cool!!!!
    Thanks for sharing the photos, brought some great memories back. =D

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  14. This looks awesome! I've never ridden a tandem bike before but it looks so cool :)

    Lulu xx

    www.luluslittlewonderland.blogspot.com

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  15. I adore your tandem! I've always wanted one. I named my vintage bike Stella - it just seemed to fit :) I liked picking an older style name for an older style bike!

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  16. Gosh, that sounds fun! I hope it cheered everyone up to get to ride that cool bike!

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  17. Love the basket addition! Nice choice:) What about the name "Neela" (Indian for blue;color of the sea)

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  18. I love your tandem bike! My husband and I just bought a tandem bike over the weekend. We are absolutely loving it so far. It is so much fun! (I just posted about our new bike on my blog today actually.) http://www.love-laurie.com/2013/08/a-bicycle-built-for-two.html

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  19. What a great way to spend time with the family. So sweet. I love the last picture.

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  20. Fact: Every time that I am asked to name something, my initial and immediate response is "Emelio Estevez". So, you know, consider it.

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  21. This looks like so much fun. Love that last picture of you and Hope! Good luck thinking up a good name (I'm awful at naming things, so I'll be no help)!

    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog

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  22. Aw, you guys are the cutest!! Love the outfit... I'm especially smitten with your glasses + your evening sounds like SO much fun!!

    xo
    By The Shore

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  23. betsy, margaret, florence, flo? lol i like dorky old lady names

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  24. i love how much you adore your bike. it definitely needs a name, it's so cute! it makes me wish my street was more rideable and i could ride more.

    xo
    hailey

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  25. What about Daisy? She's the name in the song about a bicycle built for two!

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  26. You and Johnny are the CUTEST ever.

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  27. How fun! I love Catch Phrase!

    I actually really like the name Eleanor! I know you mentioned it for the bike shop, but it'd be a perfect name for the bike! Badass with a side of old lady. Or something.

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  28. I like Paula Mofokeng's suggestion: Thandi!
    My bike's name is Buttercup. :)

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  29. That is awesome, looks like so much fun!

    Christen
    http://christenlouise.blogspot.com

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  30. I think you should call the bike Minty. Because it reminds me of the double mint twins! :)

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  31. Adorable! Looks like a perfect summer evening.

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  32. Bicyclette, it's bike in french. But we pronounce it Bee-cee-clet-te. And my bike's name is Beetlebum.

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  33. Bicyclette! It means bike in french. It's pronounced Bee-cee-klete. Or Duo. My bike's name is Beetlebum.

    xo
    Julia from Montreal

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  34. I adore your shoes in this post, where are they from?
    I don't know what to name your bike because I'm terrible at naming things, I still haven't named my phone and I've had it since march.

    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

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  35. that bike is awesome, and I love the use of that basket for the front!

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  36. How about Cléo or Edna for the bicycle? you guys are way too cute!!!

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  37. Adorable. We have bike trails that run behind our house and now I am thinking how perfect they would be for a tandem bike.
    xx Abby | a geek tragedy

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  38. it should def. be named Roger!:)

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  39. Adorable! For the name, I vote...

    Chris-two-pher! ;)

    -Plummy

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  40. What an amazing bike, I'm jealous!

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  41. I love bike riding. This looks like so much fun. -Hanna Lei

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  42. What about" fiets". It means bike in dutch. And hey, we all ride on bikes( fietsen) here!!!

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  43. I feel like it needs to have an old name for some reason. Like Ingrid or Betty Lou. :)

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  44. Tandemey, because if you pronounce the "ey" like in "hey" (and not "ee"), it sounds exactly like "Temps d'aimer" in french which means "Time to love" ;)

    Lil

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