Yesterday’s Tour de Taco ride was off to a great start – we talked with a few riders before they took off.

Brandi brought her pup along on the bike leash (how cool!) When everyone was getting turned around and lined up for take-off, the dog was barking like “let’s get going already! What’s the hold up!  We’re ready!” Ha!

Luis brought his trust old bike along for the ride – he thought his was the oldest neglected little ride till he saw mine!  Thanks.  My fave part of Luis’s get-up is the piggie light on the handlebars.

Norma’s everyday road bike was incapacitated so she rode her racing bike with toe clip shoes – and a hot little pink skirt! She’s ridden the Hotter Than Hell ride the past 3 years, and bought 3 cool old road bikes on craigslist in the last month!

The party bike! These folks got a nice set-up,  with two side-seated bikes attached inline. Impressive ingenuity and serious chillin style.

Brandon and his trusty steed. (I apologize Brandon, not the best photo ever.) Love the colors though. And how he seems to be making this orange line on the sidewalk!

Jeff brought out his touring bike. He once biked just about the entire coast of California. Check out the fancy gear shifters at the end of the handlebars.

Karen was really feeling the lime green! She fell in love with this bike at “Bamboo” so when she saw one for sale on Craigslist she couldn’t resist. Living in Deep Ellum she gets to ride it around a lot.

Meredith borrowed the bike and helmet from her neighbor so she could join her friends on the ride. So glad you could make it, Meredith! I hope we get to meet the owner some day – anyone with streamers and a matching helmet has some seriously playful style.

Dang it I’m so bad with names.  These chicks have serious style.  I wish you could see the fringe leather bag that matches the moccasins. And yes, we’re still enjoying our Christmas decor too.


Two commuters even brought their decked-out folding bikes!!

Fun tights always complete a cycling outfit.  Especially when it’s a bit nippy out. What great fabric on her bike bag too!

Joe rides hundreds of miles a year. All ages of cyclists came out for the ride – and all riding levels too. (Except the real young’ens I guess. There was one young man with his dad on a sweet tandem-with-kids-bike-attachment. Hope to see them next time and snap a photo.)

It was such a gorgeous day.  Great turnout. Thanks for organizing, Paul!