Put your 2 wheels on display: Velospace...Connecting Bike Enthusiasts

You might have read my  Green Like a... post on Bike Hugger.

If you like to tweak your set of wheels and share its updated looks and improvements with the world and see what other Bike Afficionados are up to, pay a visit to Velospace.

My wife would no doubt vote for the Mercier Urbanismo with its front basket to drop the shopping in and one speed, it has an old fashioned side to it. As for being practical that is another story. 
She would surely like to ride the Mercier ladies bicyclette I used as an illustration. It was photographed by Coralie Mercier on Rue Mouffetard in Paris.

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Sleepless Night in Paris, 'Nuit Blanche' October 7

Oct 2
One in while, I realize how long I have been in the States when something happening in France is unknown to me. 'Le Sizzle in the Drizzle' by Isabel Best in Saturday's Financial Times was one of these moments when I discovered a (new to me) parisian event called Nuit Blanche or White Night /Sleepless Night if you prefer. The first Nuit Blanche was in 2002. This year's edition takes place on Saturday, October 7...
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Foo Qua anyone...Of Bitter Melons and Red Chicken

Oct 2
In my incessant search for colorful, natural and exotic ingredients besides White Strawberries and the Okinawa Purple Sweet Potatoes, I strayed from the Melon de Cavaillon and stumbled upon none other than Foo Qua, a California grown Bitter Melon often served stuffed with shrimp or pork in Dim Sum restaurants. Its bitterness comes from its high Quinine level which must explain why it was used as a medicine. Will the Purple Potatoes taste good with...