Good morning! While it is super chilly, and I couldn’t bring myself to wear tights anymore, I sit here with goosebumps awaiting the weeks warmer temps. How aout you guys, did anyone bust out their winterwear this morning? Smart!
One of the things that I LOVE about this time of year are all the amazing flowering trees we have in Northeast Ohio…especially lilacs. The white ones are my favorites, then the super dark purple ones and I would never turn away a bundle of the simple everyday light lavender hue as well.
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Hey land of CLE. If you’ve read this blog before, you know I am really interested in those of you who take the leap and ink yourself with all things Ohio. While I myself have no “ink” I honestly can’t think of a bigger way to show the city your loyalty and love. Go you guys!
A week or so ago I was working with the amazing team at Blazing Saddle Cycle and noticed a work in progress tat on “bike guru” Travis’s forearm. I freaked a little with excitement and proceeded to snap a pic to share.
Travis was saying someting about King Kong climbing Terminal Tower and a handful of other “celebrity-like” characters that will wrap around his arm and through the city landscape. I can’t wait to see the finished work.
Travis, when it’s complete, shoot me a pic to share. Also, if anyone else ever had an “Inked for Ohio” picture, please forward them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will make sure to share!
AND, if anyone ever needs the perfect place to take an old bike that one purchases off of Craig’s List and have it transformed and renovated into a piece of art…go to BLAZING SADDLE CYCLES, they are truly passionate about their work.
Hello Friday! Oh how I’ve missed you since last Friday. :) It’s been too too long.
I have so many things on this weekends schedule and can’t wait to share some of my ideas with each of you! I think the onset of cooler temps and back to school has made me yearn to switch over my closet from bright & cheery summer to warm & cozy fall…but as all Clevelanders know….we MUST resist until at least mid-September. So while I wait….how about what is fun going on in our fearless city this weekend?
> Feel like taking a drive? In love with Max and the rest of the Where the Wild Things cast? Drive to downtown Kent as they show the movie on an outdoor screen…starts at dusk, should be fun for all! FREE
> There are LOTS of bike rides this weekend. Feel like hanging with a bunch of graphic designers? Head to the towpath this Saturday for AIGA’s ride. Feel like filling your belly with warm grilled cheese? Don’t miss out on Melt’s first fundraising ride this Sunday. If farms & barns are your thing visit the picturesque Cuyahoga Valley National Park this Sunday!
> I saw the first slightly disturbing movie, The Girl with the Dragon tattoo…but sorta like a car wreck where you can’t look away, I am very intrigued to see the second part film in the three part series. The Girl Who Played With Fire, showing at Cedar Lee.
> Get your last few wears of those summer sundresses, and if you are looking for a few extra summer something’s, stop by Room Service for their 60% off summer apparel sale!
On a side note, I can’t tell you how much I LOVE living in Lakewood and would like to thank Travel + Leisure Magazine for the HUGE shout out! “Lakewood : Coolest Suburb Worth a Visit!
And last…for those of you that do find yourself at the mall this weekend stocking up on back to school clothes…pick up this short for yourself. EVERYONE in Cleveland should have one. In fact I think that as a tax payer, we should just get one free in our mail some evening, now wouldn’t that be amazing? If you can’t wait for GAP to maybe send you one as a good Cleveland citizen…then make sure to pick yours up soon. I hear they are flying off the shelves…. Love yOUR city!!!
Another weekend in Cleveland is upon us, and what fun! TGIF.
You guys know I am always up for a party, a soirée perhaps? But this weekend I am hoping to get back to summer basics. Throw on my flip flops, braid up my hair and take my bike out for a spin or two.
The beach seems like a perfect plan, or perhaps my city pool. If I’m in the mood to roll down my windows and drive out of the city a burger from the festival might be yummy. If I can get out of bed from all the summer fun, a bit of downward dog to LIVE music on Sunday followed by some tasty treats in Tremont.
There is always something fantastic to get yourself into in Cleveland…JUST DO IT!
Friday, December 4th, 2009
ride. AN EXHIBITION OF CYCLE PHOTOGRAPHY
Spin is proud to present ride. AN EXHIBITION OF CYCLE PHOTOGRAPHY by RUSSELL LEE and featuring prints by GREY CARDIGAN. December 4th, 2009 thru January 2nd, 2010.
Opening reception Friday, December 4th, 6pm with award winning beer from Fathead’s Brewery.
Saturday, August 15th, 2009
Every August, people from all over the Great Lakes region raise a pint at the Burning River Fest to salute the “watershed moment” that raised a new level of eco-consciousness – the 1969 burning of the Cuyahoga River. In recognition of the River’s 40th “rebirth-day”, 2009′s party will feature live music, food from local and organic farms and eateries and, naturally, Great Lakes Brewing Company craft beer.
Proceeds benefit the Burning River Foundation, a local non-profit organization that provides resources for the sustainable future of our waterways. 4-11 PM at the historic Coast Guard Station on Whiskey Island. Help celebrate the “Year of the River” and spark a new level of environmental awareness.
For the music lineup, and celebration details visit www.burningriverfest.org
$15 Online Presale, $20 At the Gate (food, craft beer, non-alcoholic beverages & merchandise will be available at an additional cost inside Burning River Fest.) FREE parking will be available (while spots last) on Whiskey Island. Carpooling is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED (4 or more people per vehicle.) The Ohio City Bike Co-Op will provide Valet Bike Parking for bicyclists.
Saturday July 18th, 2009
Walk+Roll Old Brooklyn THIS Saturday! The afternoon will included free bicycle tours (from beginner to advance/extended), walking tours and trolley rides of one of Cleveland’s most interesting neighborhoods.
Start the day at the Old Brooklyn/Brooklyn Centre “All Access” from 11-4 and finish the day at Cleveland Metropark’s FREE BrookStock Music Fesival which starts at 4 at Brookside Reservation.
Sign up for the free trolley tours or any one of the bike routes by visiting their website TODAY. spots are limited.
Sunday, June 14th, 2009
Join over 700 riders for the 33rd annual ride throughout one of the largest Amish settlements in the world. All cyclists are welcome including casual recreational cyclists, road warrior tourists and energetic triathlon competitors.
Routes of 25/50/63 & 100 miles are offered. Rolling hills with some steeper inclines. Rest stops, route markings, maps, pasta lunch! Entry form available online at www.clevelandtouringclub.org
Friday, June 5th, 2009
Century Cycles invites all of their cycling friends to their Night Rides on the Towpath Trail. These rides are FUN and FREE! All skill levels are welcome. They meet at the Century Cycles – Peninsula store (Rt 303 between Rt 8 and I-271, next to the Winking Lizard Tavern). Parking is available at the Lock 29 Trailhead (follow the signs around the corner, it is north of the store).
Rides are 15 to 20 miles long (depending on what the group decides), which usually takes from one and a half to two hours. You must have a light and a helmet. Usually, a group goes to the Winking Lizard after the ride and re-lives past cycling adventures. I’m game…You?
Just a fun find that I wanted to share. Enjoy your Wednesday Cleveland. If it’s good weather take your bike and go for a spin over this bridge for a great workout!