This sounds a little strange, but part of me loves riding bikes, and the other part of me is terrified of it. I’ve done more bike riding this year than I think I ever have as an adult, and I have mixed emotions about it. I was reminded of how scary it could be in Paris as we were riding next to traffic and crossing major intersections every thirty seconds. It was not for the faint of the heart.
(I also have this possibly irrational fear of bumping tires with the person riding ahead of me.. or someone hitting mine from behind. Anyone else?!)
Anyway, there are plenty of pretty roads to ride bikes on through Nantucket. (You can also do more intense and long rides if that’s what you’re into.) I prefer taking the quieter, scenic route. I like to go nice and slow and look at all the houses; I won’t be signing up for a triathlon anytime soon.
This gingham top filled a void in my closet that I didn’t know I had. I love the sleeveless look, and the built-in tie waist just completes it. I’m always on the hunt for simple, well-constructed pieces to add to my closet that I can wear for years to come. And this one fits the bill!
My one tip for bike riding? Don’t forget your sunscreen! Trust me; I learned the hard way. Even a 30-minute ride on a cloudy afternoon can leave you an unpleasant burn.
I wish I lived in a town that was a little bit more bike friendly. I have a bike down at my parent’s house in Florida, and it’s so much fun to zip around the neighborhood.
Photo by Carter Fish