Archive | April, 2011

BFF bicycle

30 Apr



Morning to you all from Barcelona!

It’s a beautiful morning, and I decided to rent a bicycle. Just like I did the other day, a nice, peaceful two-hours ride out of Barcelona, final destination still undecided. Bicycle rides on a Saturday morning are a fantastic thing, speciallly in spring. I’m going to put shorts on, a T-shirt, a helmet (it’s a fixie, and I don’t want to die) and see what happens.

I saw this bicycle coming back from a little “filmoteca” adventure. Filmoteca means ‘film-library’ and it’s an out of fashion theater in the north-east of the city. They play all kind of commercial and non-commercial movies, documentaries and short films. And only for 2 euro! The kind of people who go there on a Friday at 7.30pm (besides myself, a lonely girl) are retired middle-aged men. Sometimes they fall sleep during the movie, and they always have a chat about cinema before the movie starts. I like the filmoteca. Last night’s film was a documentary about the Canadian film director Guy Maddin. It was kind of budget-looking but there were some really good bits. Except I feel like I don’t really want to go see Maddin’s film now, they are extremely odd (film connoisseurs will say he’s a genius, and no doubt he is) and wildly imaginative. Tonight I’ll watch ‘Two for the Road’ by Stanley Donen. Hopefully on my way back I’ll come across a happy bicycle such as the one above. Including stickers of the Bicycle Film Festival.

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And spring finally arrived

16 Apr

Oh wow, I’ve been almost one month with no feeding you some good old bicycle porn. To apologise, I’m posting  double hotness! I know one of them has legs but I really couldn’t ask the guy to get off his bike in the name of maintaining leg-free this blog. Let’s open our mind, as my good friend Ana says. I have something important to say by the way: I rented a fixie bicycle at My Beautiful Parking (it was just a matter of time) and I rode for two hours non-stop. I went to Badalona and back, so around 30 or 40km overall. I was really proud, specially because I had no major incident on the road even though it was my first time. I now dream of super-fast bicycles to go around Barcelona, getting to places in half the time I do. It’s just a matter of time…