The holidays are upon us and my mind turns to…bicycles and Christmas! Let’s not forget the New Year but one holiday at a time, please!
Visions of, and internet searches for, a new touring bike have been buzzing around my little head this season. I have seen some amazing bikes. Not that I can afford one but one but I’m saving my bucks.
I love my old bicycle I really do but I don’t have the talent, tools or room to refurbish it like I’d like to do and it needs work. I like the fact that it’s made really well, has 10 speeds and I don’t have to pedal to switch gears. This was a special feature that Schwinn came up with in 1986 which didn’t catch on but I think it’s great.
There are many things I like about my bike but there have been updates to bicycles and parts in 30 years.
When the time comes I’ll have to decide just what I want to do probably this spring. I could see my old bike refurbished/repainted it would look great! Something to look forward to in the New Year.
I got curious about what kind of artwork I could find about bicycles and Christmas. I found some great things to share.
Above and below are postcard type Christmas cards.
An old Schwinn holiday commercial. Look at that white flocked tree!
I would love to own and proudly wear this sweater! Ugly, or not?
A 12-meter tall Christmas tree made with 230 bicycles has been installed at a shopping mall in Shenyang, China, this year.
Santa Cycle Rampage Day in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.
Laurence Crossman-Emms’ 2015 Christmas Shot.
The 2013 ZeroCelsius Christmas Tree bicycle parts repurposed from the dump to the Wealth Studio.
I’m making a turkey on Christmas day with garlic mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, roasted carrots and some other goodies. My mom’s rice pudding for dessert. Right now I’m drinking eggnog with dark rum. I am splurging for Christmas but in moderation watching the waistline.
Hope you enjoyed the artwork. Whatever your plans I hope you have a nice Christmas. Wishing you all the best in health and bike riding!
Tis the season to be jolly!