January 7, 2010

Azor lovin’

By Elisa | 5 Comments »

happy! I know that I have mentioned my friends Joshua and Kristen.  They are some of the coolest, smartest, most community minded couples I know.  In addition to being freakishly smart (a physicist? rocket brain surgeon?…what does Joshua do?), J loves bikes.  As in, moves Freddy to a safer place when I ride to their house, geeks out about bikey crap with me and drives his kids in a Bakfiets up one of the steepest hills in the city after grocery shopping.  Loves loves. So does K, but not to the extent that J does.  (btw-she can pretty much knit anything…anything…and will roof your house, make you a wedding dress and cook the best effing mac and cheese in the world for you).

Joshua, a cycling badass

Joshua, a cycling badass

I digress…

So, they have DUTCH BIKES!  In alabama.  Startling and wonderful, I know.  Last weekend as I was serving up coffee, J pulled up on his Azor.  Being the pushy friend that I am, I told him I would take it for a spin while he shopped.  Which I did.  Of course I loved loved loved it.  Here are some photos documenting my wonderful experience, as well as some showing what a badass J is with all the groceries he carried up the hill.  This hill is not to be fucked with.  It is intense and would kill a lesser man.

A bicycle for 2?  Maybe not!

A bicycle for 2? Maybe not!

on second thought, maybe we should borrow it for a date!

on second thought, maybe we should borrow it for a date!

test riding in the Piggly Wiggly parking lot...classy

test riding in the Piggly Wiggly parking lot...classy

makes it look easy

makes it look easy

coming up: Kristin’s Oma and the Bakfiets!  Richman’s FTW

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  1. On January 7th, 2010 wle said:

    you guys almost make bham look ‘happening’
    it could be!
    i;m sure since i moved away [1982] things have picked up a bit :)


  2. On January 8th, 2010 uncle said:

    That is a serious bike. The crossing top tubes are a matter of strength and function, I know, but I kind of have a crush on them as a design element. They look so cool. Ride on, J! Thanks for sharing, E!

  3. On January 8th, 2010 Dottie said:

    These pictures are so fun. You look like an Azor natural. I’m interested in how it would be to ride a Dutch bike up hills regularly. I’m thinking – killer legs. :)

  4. On January 9th, 2010 rebekka said:


  5. On January 9th, 2010 mamavee said:

    RE: dottie’s comment- I know I was impressed about dutch bike and killer hill! Even more bakfiet and said hill!

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