Wednesday, November 11, 2009

What’s Different – They Ride Bicycles

One of the things that makes my new home so charming, is that elderly people (and people of all ages) ride their bicycles around town. 

Every time I see that one of them meandering along, I’m transported to a more wholesome era.  An era when people took time to enjoy enjoy a scenic ride to the grocery store, to wave and call out a greeting to their neighbor.  It’s very Old Europe and I love it!  

And yes, they do have baskets on their bikes.  Is it strange that I love that so much?  :)

7 comments:

Betty said...

That is something I´ve never noticed before. Yes I´ve seen them, but it´s nothing special to me. I guess that means I´ve lived here for too long.... :)
Now that I think of it, it is different from other places.

Brenda said...

I can only imagine how much healthier they are by staying so active

Ana said...

I love it too!...
Shilo you are so creative, I stopped over at your blog today to let you know that Im giving you an award, and it is called Kreativ Blog Award, I thought of you for obvious reasons ;)... you can get your little image and the rules here http://barefooted-blessings.blogspot.com/
Hugs and blessings♥

Tim and Susan said...

Everyone has bikes too AND baskets too. Although it doesn't look quite to quaint. What surprises us is people transporting big boxes strapped onto their bikes, friends on the handle bars as well as holding umbrellas in the rain while navigating in traffic. Wild.

I love you picture. Did you take it? Lovely.

Phyllis said...

I love when I see an old man riding a bicycle, with his wife siting side-saddle on the back, behind him. Or when we visit a village church, and there's a huge parking lot of bicycles. :-)

Becky Aguirre said...

It won't let me see the picture! wah! :( But it does sound very quaint! :) Maybe you should get your own! lol

jennykate77 said...

I love that! I think this is definitely my favorite difference you've mentioned so far! I love that picture.

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