Archive | July, 2011

I love Porridge

17 Jul

Dear reader, this is Porridge, S’s great bicycle.

Sorry about the legs. I shared the bicycle love with S., from London. On that occasion we were both riding in Sydney. I have to admit it’s pretty cool to have a boyfriend that likes bicycles as much as you do (and porridge haha) That one time in particular was a hot day like today, and we decided to ride to the beach, I think it was called Bronte Beach. I ate a nutella ice-cream after the swim. Life is so perfect sometimes. Like today, eating watermelon in the Ibiza sun with the only prospect of going to watch the sunset at ‘Punta Galera’ beach and have a long swim. Then dive, maybe watch some fish, stay very still and watch your feet under water. I get poetic, sorry. It’s the thing with being in this island.

By the way, I have something to confess. I never thought I’d say this but…I miss the Bicing. Well, I miss riding. A lot!

Well, I’m going to eat more watermelon. Then get the beach bag ready…Have an awesome Sunday!

Matching your expectations in Eivissa

9 Jul

This is an example of quirky bicycle porn. But hey, like in sex, people are very different. “A gustos, colores,” as we say in Spanish. Meaning something like ‘the diversity of colors reflects the diversity in tastes’. And hey, we are in Eivissa after all. You are meant to “open your mind” as my friend A. says. And since we are speaking about colors, I took the liberty of accompanying this crazy bicycle (I think it is more of a Frankenstein bicycle) with a painting by the ibicenco artist Ferrer Guasch. This one in particular struck me really hard (just like the bike). This is what you see in the old quarter made of tiny houses near the bay. I took the photo of the painting at an amazing luxory hotel in the old city. We went there to film a story about the suite of the hotel, which occupies the family house of a rich family in the island. Anyways, they have one of the biggest art collections, particularly focused in the the ibicencan landscape. This one is an example.

Back to the bike, how the guy (I’m sure it belongs to a guy) came up with the idea of mixing this handlebar with the nice (but neglected) frame I will never know. It’s like a horse with the head of a bear. Simply, not working. Still “it has something” : “esta bici tiene algo!”

I have to go to cover a story in San Antonio. Tourists everywhere panic!! Dear reader, have a great weekend!

Barcelona goes on

4 Jul

It’s not Eivissa yet but I couldn’t resist to post this one. I found it by chance the other day in between the hundreds of odd photos I have in my phone. Isn’t it perfect? And there’s another one coming up that’ll make you dribble as well…super bicycle porn! The other day I took a boat to go to Formentera and the captain let me use the helm and I felt like I was riding a bicycle again. I know, it couldn’t be more unrelated but it’s what I fell. I’m so jelous at people with bicycles right now…I would even use a foldable one (I can’t believe I’m saying that, man am I desperate…)