all my bikes get names from greek mythology (calliope, athena, persephone)…and now astraea, named after the greek goddess of justice, derived from the word “aster” meaning “star.” i’m not totally sure how it’s supposed to be pronounced, but i’ve been saying “uh-stry-uh,” because i like how “my-uh-stry-uh” sounds.
i hope i never stop getting so much enjoyment out of riding bikes. cruisers in particular. i don’t want to ever give them up for more practical bikes, ones that weigh less than fifty pounds and can travel faster than 15 mph and whatnot. my dad likes to joke that one of my bikes weighs about the same as four or five of his. and it’s true, but i don’t see that as a drawback. my legs are really fucking strong.