Posts Tagged ‘bicycle’
OK so this bicycling thing is not working out. I scheduled a lunch meeting for 1 p.m. today at CityPlace with the lovely (and Toyota Prius-driving) Daphne Nikolopoulos of Palm Beach Illustrated. I thought, “Great! I’ll ride the bike!” It is a distance I can manage while still wearing a work-appropriate ensemble (everyone knows I’m not a power-suit kind of gal, so a sleeveless Lilly polo and Bermuda shorts would do) and staying reasonably sweat-free.
But at 12 p.m. I realized I needed air in my tires. Fine. So my fabulous, fuel-guzzling husband drove Violet in his SUV to pump air into her tires. He had to go to four gas stations before finding a working air-compressor, and when he arrived home with Violet, her pedal promptly fell off (she’s done that to me before – not sure I’d go with a Schwinn again).
Imagine if I had biked to four gas stations before finding air? And then been stranded up a creek without a pedal? I would have missed my meeting completely — and too drenched and stinky to head to her office instead. My schedule is only going to get busier as my work season progresses, and I can’t afford to let my work suffer in the name of earth love.
Time to shop for a Hybrid.
G by GUESS Introduces Custom Beach Cruiser
Pedaling Into a Better Environment
New York, NY – August 17, 2009 – G by GUESS, the latest brand extension from denim pioneer GUESS? Inc., is thrilled to introduce a limited edition custom beach cruiser in an effort to inspire customers to be proactive and live a more environmentally friendly, green life. This exclusive custom beach cruiser will be sold on GbyGUESS.com starting August 24th and will be available for purchase while supplies last. G by GUESS’ goal is to encourage the next generation to make an effort to improve the environment for today and the future.
The retro design and styling of the custom beach cruiser fits perfectly into the laid back Californian vibe of the apparel collection by combining fun and functionality. The construction of the bike consists of a 17’’ steel frame with custom front and rear fenders as well as 26’’ wheels with painted rims. The cruiser also features custom logo embossed leather wrapped around the oversized saddle and leather grips. Just above the leather grips is a bell that will come with one of six sticker options, allowing the customer to add their individual style. The logo design and fun accent stickers make the bike a perfect travel companion just right for getting to work or the beach on time and in style. The bike has all of the benefits of being green with out compromising style. The unique design of the beach cruiser was inspired by key ad campaigns images to reflect the G by GUESS lifestyle and brand.
“We wanted to create a product that speaks to our customers and motivates them to live a greener lifestyle.” Says Paul Marciano, Vice Chairman and CEO of GUESS? Inc. “Offering our custom beach cruiser minimizes our impact and provides a fashionable and environmentally friendly form of transportation.”
All G by GUESS retail locations will be offering shoppers the chance to win a custom G by GUESS beach cruiser from September 9th to September 21st. All Pulse members, customers enrolled in G by GUESS’ loyalty program, making purchases during the promotion time period will be automatically entered into the sweepstakes.
About G by GUESS
It’s the vintage California lifestyle that makes G by GUESS fashion for the next generation. As the latest brand from denim pioneer Guess?, Inc., G by GUESS was created for young, hip and trendy men and women with an eye for the freshest looks and hottest styles. Award-winning retail concepts celebrate the best of fashion and design, while the online store offers the very latest products with destination pages that always let you know what’s next in your world. In addition to shopping online, you can find more information about G by GUESS at www.GbyGUESS.com .
Carpooling has been super easy so far. I don’t think I’ve lost any friends yet, and I’ve managed to get around. Granted, it’s summer, and life is pretty much moving at a snail’s pace. I only left the house today to pick up Thai takeout for dinner (probably not organic – ack!).
Tomorrow morning I have a committee meeting for Young Friends of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County, and I’m not sure how I’m going to get there. The hubs and his hubs-mobile will be in Boca for work, as will his fleet of trucks.
The last time I rode my bike, my combination lock froze and it took bolt cutters to free my Schwinn (hooray for husbands with tools)! So I could ride it to my meeting, but I’m not sure it would be where I left it when I was finished. Bicycles have a way of disappearing in West Palm Beach.
I’ll call around for a carpool in the morning. Hopefully it works out!
You didn’t think I would do it, did you?
I just dropped off the Mercedes at CarMax in Boynton Beach and am feeling free! Free of fuel prices, oil changes, auto maintenance, car loan payments and insurance fees! Of course I’m also free of motorized transportation.
No worries. I work in a home office, and I live in a downtown historic district that has just about anything I might want within a mile. I can carpool with neighbors to grocery shop and to my yoga studio, which is about 2.5 miles from my house, and I have my trusty Schwinn beach cruiser for quick trips to the convenience store or to Green Market in winter.
OK, so I’m not weaving hemp dresses and dancing around a compost pile just yet, but it’s a start. Stay tuned…