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i want to ride my bicycle!



summer just started here in the states, and that means more people out in the sunlight, perhaps on their bikes (and more biker dudes on the asphalt), especially kids. i live close to a lake where people do this, but i must confess that i have never been on a bike in all my years of residence here in jersey! it's such a shame, i know. the mountain bike we own is much too high for my petite height; my feet can barely reach the pedals. and here, you can't just ride a bike without wearing a helmet.

the last time i've ever been on a bike was at the cultural center of the philippines (CCP) in manila, where you can rent any type of bicycle you want and ride along or close to manila bay. that was many years ago!

i remember the first time i learned how to ride a bike as a child...it's one of the "rites of passage" of growing up. biking is now considered not just a healthy activity (which i should be doing!), but also eco-friendly!

this is a charming bicycle postcard i received through postcrossing from the netherlands. the sender told me she chose this card to combine my being from the "garden state" and one of the famous dutch icons: the bike, hence this flower-laden bicycle! i do love flowers! i easily fell in love with this postcard, so it's one of my favorite postcards in my collection.

18 vandalized my wall:

Mandala Michelle said...

What a great image! Although it makes me want to sneeze right now with all the pollen we have here in Ohio. Happy PFF!

Sidney said...

That is a cute bike... I guess it is not used a lot...like your mountain bike at home ! ;-)

Postcardy said...

I like bicycle postcards too. It looks so cute with the flowers.

REDLAN said...

This is a beautiful postcard. It's unique. I wish that people around the world just use bike as the means of transportation especially in summer.

ms firefly said...

the postcard is gorgeous!
and the only reason i am actually cycling is because of the dutch husband. hihi

Marie Reed said...

I want to hop on this bike! I think that it's hard to bike in the States too! I really will only go if I know that there is an ice cream parlor at the end of my journey. I'm a bit of a wimp:) My son will take 50 kilometer biking tours with his Father and he's only 9. That amazes me! But I'm secretly glad that they do that by themselves so that I have a chance to just relax at home and snuggle up with a good book or postcard:) Happy PFF!

REDLAN said...

pinoy ka rin pala, that's good to know.

imajica said...

lovely postcard! I wouldn't mind riding this bicycle :D

Happy PFF!

imajica's postcards!

x

Sheila said...

Wonderful card! I suppose it's impractical, but I'd love to be able to ride a bike decorated like that. :) Full of the joys of spring - or summer.

Debby said...

This is just fabulous! Love the bike with all the pretties for spring!
debby

Bob of Holland said...

Living in Amsterdam with my old bike as my favorite means of transportation I totally enjoyed this post. Thanks.

Terry said...

Hi

Happy Postcard Friendship Friday .
That is a great card.
A Bicycle brings back lots of happy childhood memories :)
Have a wonderful weekend !
Happy Trails

Marie said...

Luv the postcard, especially luv the vine covered bike in the postcard! Mon cheri and I have started biking a lot since we've moved closer to the beach. I feel like a kid again! Luv your blog!
-marie

Daryl said...

Wonderful card and memories .. summer is almost here!

Pearl Maple said...

Pretty card, have recently been referred to your postcard party group and delighted to see all the lovely images everyone is sharing.

Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

Learning how to ride a bike was scary but it was more hair-raising to watch my kids learn!
Oooh - scraped knees on ashphalt - not fun!
Evelyn in Montreal

Kirby3131 said...

What a lovely postcard. I may have to use that as part of my screen saver :)

Beth Niquette said...

Beautiful postcard! I Love the flowers, the old bycicle. Just gorgeous. Happy PFF--a little late!

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