The first sign was buying a new bike, my Susie Q Public. My excuse was needing a bike that was light enough to carry on to the Caltrain and had a chain guard so I didn’t have to tie back my pants leg. I wouldn’t want to admit that I just wanted a pretty bike to ride everyday since I can’t commute on my sturdily-built Dutch bike Juliett anymore.
Next it was the desperate need to accessorize Susie Q: a classic Brooks saddle and a FastRider basketweave pannier to match her Peterboro front basket. But when I chose to spend a beautiful Sunday riding to the mall instead of taking a long road ride in the hills or a dirt ride on the trails I knew I was coming down with something. I had spring shopping fever.
The upside is that Stanford Shopping Center was landscaped with the most glorious spring flowers. And I found a coat, dress and a pair of shoes that I really like, and will make Fashion Fridays far more interesting. I was starting to run out of ideas for my weekly shoot.
When spring fever comes, how does it affect you? Do you skip work or school, does it bring out the romance or does it inspire you to do even crazier things?