is accessories- hands down. Accessories make the outfit. If anyone tells you different- they are minimalists- so tell them to go back to the mid-nineties and stay there. That is why Fall is soooo awesome. You get to layer scarf over long sleeve top, over vest over hat over mitts over anther scarf over belt over neat new tights!!!....
Need more proof? Her is an old school photo of Big Red and Namtron wearing every accessory backstage at the Toronto Wildlife Show... Accessory gluttony was the term coined... so combining bikes with accessories is amazing squared in my world.
So yesterday I gots paid!!! Money means accessories in my poor world. I went to my favourite local bike place Urbane to see my friends Chris and Mike and any hot bicycle boys that may be around... (FYI: Urbane is GREAT for hot-bike-boy watching.) I needed to get a back light for this month's Critical Mass. You see, Big Red and I had to get off our bikes and walk last time because at 7:30ish the cops stopped us C.M Bicyclists and said they would be ticketing anyone who didn't have lights as of this point. I am not sure if this douche-bag behaviour is in keeping with Toronto's new "Toronto Bikes, why don't you?" campaign that has been going on... but to be honest it is the law.
So I need a light- and did Urbane have the COOLEST new line of bike lights! KNOG is a young-hip company out of Oz. Their philosophy? "KNOG loves bikes and bike gear for the city streets- simple" Swoon... however they don't talk at all about eco-ness or sustainability which is a huge demerit point. Not knowing of any other sustainable bike light company, and loving the LED lights, I got a light-seafoam coloured frog. The light is stored in a soft rubber shell that wraps around your seat post. It's very bright and easy to come on and off. Most importantlyy it is NEAT AS HELL.
Second awesome accessory were reflective leg-band thingies. Now, I usually don't care for that look... but seeing the hand-made in Germany Fahrer bands made me change my mind! They are made out of boat-covers, truck tarpaulins, etc. One of a kind, well made, sustainable, prevents you from being killed... What more can a girl ask for?
God I love bike accessories. Whoever invented them should be given a Nobel prize.