Monday, November 2, 2009

About Us: Nomenclature

Hello,world globe! I'm Courtnee and I'm so happy to be a part of the Globe Bike Project because it allows me to spread a little bit more cycle chicness across the blogosphere. I hope that anyone considering a Globe bike who checks out this blog knows that one can ride in any flight of fashion that he/she chooses as long as it permits free range of movement. More than likely, my first DIY post will be about making skirt/coat guards for my bikes so that my flowy Fall skirts don't get caught up in the rear wheel when going downhill (again). There is also a nice little assemble in the works for my new Globe Bike-- henceforth and forever more to be referred to as Brown Betty, Betty, or BB II-- that includes paisley reflective stickers, Japanese lace tape, and a lavender paint pen to start. For security purposes, I believe that my bikes should be as feminine as possible. I also like the pretty. I like the pretty a lot (I'll elaborate on this in regards to bikes at another time).

Right now, Brown Betty is on her way to the Peach State from origins unknown and I'm so excited about her joining my stable. Actually, I'm just thrilled to be able to say that I have a, "bike stable." Since my other bike, Praline Supreme, is bronze my bikes shall be referred to collectively as the "Sable Stable: The Dynamic Duo of Slow Cycling." However, "Sable Stable," will suffice for daily parlance.

By now you're probably wondering why my bikes have names and titles. Who doesn't like having a title? Titles make one feel and appear important and my bikes are important to me. Also my bikes are mine. We have history (or we will, in Betty's case). We have a relationship--we're road buddies. We're on a journey together, literally! Do you have histories or relationships with unnamed entities? Pets have names. Ships have names. Some folks name their cars. It's just natural that bikes have names too.

I can't wait to meet Brown Betty and get to know her. Of course, I'll be detailing our little adventures here as regularly as possible. And no, your eyes do not deceive you, this blog is color coordinated with my future bike and my profile picture outfit because that's how we roll.


  1. I like your bike names! My stable includes such characters as Jeebus and Still Un-named Titus #3, which replaced Count Rockula #2, which itself was preceded by my first Titus, Count Rockula. Do you follow the rule that the bike has to draw blood before you name it?

  2. Love it!
    I also believe in naming things... I am pondering names for my Live as well... i'll keep you posted!


  3. Craig: No blood (!). No sweat (or very little). We are a bodily-fluids-light operation.

    Mambi: Thanks! Good luck in naming your Live.

  4. Hey Courtnee,

    How did you get involved in the globe project, and do you know any canadians that are part of it?



  5. 'Xander: The project manager contacted me about blogging for Globe, but there was also a contest that was announced in a couple of places I think. Definitely, keep up with the Globe Bikes Facebook page--they post all of their information on there.

    There are definitely some Canadians working on the Project. There's a couple who own a B&B in Canada about their Hauls.

  6. This is the first time I've seen the Specialized city bikes. They're pretty cool. I'm glad they picked you to be one of their bloggers. You're doing a great job.