Tuesday, August 19, 2008

We Want to Ride Our Bicycles

The Olympic Village is sprawling. It is festive, peaceful, extremely well manicured and very well organized, but let's get this straight -- This is a small city we are talking about here. So to get around -- from the dorm to the gym to meals to whatever else -- several members of the U.S. team have purchased small bikes for just $50. And these things are sweet. They have cool canvas baskets on the front and can even be folded up and carried. A few of the players are thinking about bringing them home. (Yes, Mr. Flight Attendant Sir, my carry-on is a bike and it can fit in the overhead compartment). We caught up with a few of the players as they were tooling around the village, hopefully not auditioning for the BMX competition that will take place in the Olympics for the first time this year.

3 comments:

anna4italia said...

Haha...aww! That's a cute picture :)

Smitty said...

BMX...Smitty's other passion. Hope everyone tunes in for it on Wednesday night in the states...it's in primetime on NBC.

Keep the rubber side down, you girls with your new bikes.

MARDELLE said...

i want one, those bikes are cool..!! :)