Tuesday, July 26, 2011

ring my bell

hi cuties! thank you for all the sweet comments on my last post :) making my appointment today so crossing my fingers i can see my tattoo artist soon!

i have a fun little video that i made this weekend. i love my bell. it is one of my favorite things about riding my bike. i am one of those riders that isn't afraid to ring her bell and let it be known that i am rolling by.

video

not only is a bell just so cute with the sweet sound it makes and the smile it puts on my face but it is also really important for safetly too. i can't tell you how many times my bell has helped save me from a crash. it helps pedestrians and drivers know that "hey i'm on the road, look out". it also really helps with people getting in and out of their parked cars and swinging their door open without looking. i have seen people get hit by swinging doors and it doesn't look like fun. i am a cautious person by nature, i have broken so many bones that being vocal while riding comes really naturally to me.

if i don't ring my bell, you will hear me say "on your left" which is a phrase you unfortunately don't hear too often in the biking world. it is a courteous gesture to let other riders that you are passing them and i solely, and whole heartily believe in treating others how you want to be treated so i am constantly letting people know i am passing them in hopes that the favor will be returned back, when it is i always thank the rider.

i have my eye on this red bell from public bike to adorn on kiki. i hope to be purchasing this little cutie in the very near future!

UPDATE: i did an artist interview with at true becoming, check it out! also the song on my video is by april march, poor lola!


xo,
cb

18 comments:

  1. That red bell is adorable and fun! Your video was awesome.

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  2. I have gotten knocked over by a rider while at the greenway. it was not to awesome let me tell you

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  3. That bell is super cute and such a great thing to have. As long as it isn't overused. Off to check out the video.

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  4. I love the red bell, it's so shiny and bright. It makes me wish I owned a bike!

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  5. I bought my fiance a bell with "I <3 my bike" on it for his vintage bicycle, and some horrible person stole it (the whole bike!) ... I'm pretty sure he was MOST upset that the bell was gone =P x

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  6. so cute! cb we should totally make tons of videos! I love yours and that you made one...I have a plan to make many more! :) -Lo

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  7. @ nikkijoy| oh no! That has happened to the mister. Two bikes have be stolen! People are soo mean!!

    @ lo: it was really fun making it although I haven idea what I am doing! Hehe

    Xo,
    Cb

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  8. Aww that video is adorable! I love that red bell, I bet it'd be super cute on your bike. Also, I'm loving your new header :)

    xo,
    Em

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  9. that video totally made my day. SO CUTE. and as a fellow bicycle bell enthusiast i can agree that bells are as cute and fun as they are necessary! <3

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  10. ahhh I love the bell! I have had mall walkers say "on your left!" several times and it always makes me laugh. I feel like it's a little more appropriate for bike riders :)

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  11. oh snap, I just noticed you have a new header! (right?) It looks awesome!

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  12. yay blogger is letting me comment now! I just needed to be sure that you knew that I think that your video is fantastic. I still cant find that song but I am loving April's voice. Thanks for the new music obsession.

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  13. omg you're a pro biker...you can film while riding and everything! :D
    Great video. Cute song too!

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  14. one of my favorite things about europe is that they always ring a bell or tell you when they're coming behind you. i'm glad you do it, too :)

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  15. :-) love the music and it is a lovely bell indeed!

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  16. That little video is soo cute! Love the new blog design too :)

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  17. You video made me smile! Great music choice :] Your red bell is perfect, so sassy!

    xo Shannon

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  18. LOVe the video (& fab music)! bike bells are a delightful thing to hear and I always appreciate hearing one when I'm a pedestrian :D xox

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thanks for commenting! it fills me with joy that you have taken the time to stop by!
xo,
cb