All Around the Town

It’s been a beautiful week for riding here in Nashville, and Le Peug put some miles on yesterday. Some scenes from our ride.

In Edgehill Village

In Edgehill Village

The book (A.S. Byatt’s The Children’s Book, if you’re interested) came off the back rack and I read at the table while waiting to taste wedding cupcakes with my friend E. Edgehill Village is a fairly new commercial area between Vanderbilt and 12th Ave. South, full of independent shops and restaurants.

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My journey from Edgehill to Rumba on West End was kind of an adventure. I’d ridden to both places, but never from one another — first I thought I’d take Edghill all the way to Vandy and navigate through campus to 30th Ave. But Music Row’s bike lane tempted me.

Bike lane is, as always, to the left of the parked cars.

Bike lane is, as always, to the left of the parked cars.

This meant I had to take a slightly different route. After a couple of blocks on Division, I realized I was going to be stuck taking Broadway — until I spotted the entrance to Vandy’s campus across the pedestrian crossing on 21st.

from Flickr user iBax

from Flickr user iBax

The campus was empty (it was around 6 pm) and I took full advantage of the paved footpaths. It seemed like a different world, shady and quiet, but just a couple of blocks from hectic West End. Wish I had not been running late/had had more than a crappy cell phone, and could have taken pictures of my own.

At Rumba, I was forced to attach Le Peug to a street sign. One of the things that drives me crazy about cycling in Nashville is that there are very few bike racks unless you’re on the Vandy campus or at Bongo Java on Belmont. Granted, there aren’t a lot of cyclists in Nashville, but maybe it’s an “if you build it, they will come” type of situation? After all, it’s a pain in the butt to get somewhere and spend 15 minutes trying to find somewhere to lock up your bike.

No bike racks.

No bike racks.

After drinks and dinner with the girls, we ended our night in a way that befits a single girl about town—buying cat food at Walgreens.

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At least Le Peug finally had some company near the “bike rack” — even if Willie wouldn’t approve!

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10 thoughts on “All Around the Town

  1. Matt says:

    Where is the new bike we have been hearing about?

    Are you going to do the “bikes for branches” ride on Saturday May 30? http://www.soundforest.org/event_registration.html

  2. dottie says:

    I love all the Nashville riding pictures! That’s quite a lot of riding around town for one evening – go Trisha and Le Peug!!

  3. Dean Peddle says:

    Yes…I agree with Matt. When are we going to get a review of the new Batavus.

  4. eheslip says:

    No picture of the cupcakes? :) AND you forgot to mention that you beat me to Rumba from Dulce – and I was in a car. That is pretty impressive (especially given that I drive like a bat outta hell.)

  5. Jon says:

    I’m always happy to see the Peugeot out and about. I always hope my “babies” will get a lot of use.

  6. sara says:

    Love the cat food line…

  7. I am so looking forward to pictures of that new Batavus and Trisha riding around!

  8. Carolyn says:

    Nice pics…good weather. It’s got better here, but would you believe that we had snow, 3 inches in some places, on Tuesday? Mind you, this is Canada. LOL!!

  9. Carolyn says:

    Oh, here’s proof about snow..you won’t believe when you see it… http://www.flickr.com/photos/melaniejo/3545263009/

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