HOT WHEELS. 3 May 2010
I am now guest blogging for Phildelphia Magazine's Be Well Philly blog! After reading Self Magazine's May issue, I was inspired to spread the word on a much healthier way to get to work:
When the weather gets warmer, I find it’s much easier to like a healthier, active lifestyle beyond Lithe. It all starts when I get out of bed and cut some fresh wheatgrass from my rooftop garden. Then I jump to the kitchen, grab a cup of java, blend a fresh fruit smoothie, blog and watch the weather. If it’s nice out I'll bike to the studio and beyond. I don’t even worry about my hair or what I’m wearing.
You don’t have to be a fitness cyclist to love commuting by bike, and you don’t have to be fearless to navigate through Philly traffic. Grab a helmet and choose a safe route-Self Magazine recommends checking out Google Maps which now shows bike routes and it can actually be a much more calming experience than taking the El, cabbing it or driving. Plus, you save big on gas, cab/train fare.
Self Magazine and I recommend giving your wheels a spin in honor of National Bike Month. Commitmentphobe? Try it for one day: May 21 is Bike-to-Work Day.
Need some inspiration to get you excited? Check out Riding Pretty (www.ridingpretty.blogspot.com) Copenhagen cylechic.com (Cyclechic.co.uk), Vanilla Bicycle (www.vanillabicycles.com) & Dutchie Bikes (Dutchie.co.uk)
Images via (Clockwise): Copenhagencyclechic.com, Garancedore.fr for Celine, 13” Hot Dog Riding bag via Knog.com, Love/Hate leather riding gloves via Knog.com, Liberty of London bicycle for Target.com, Commuter #2, handmade by Portnad, Oregon’s Vanilla Bicycles, Sawako Furuno helmut & Brooks Hoxton Basket