@ My Bike Shop

I have a problem. I go to my local bike shop way too often. Frequently I need to get things. But not always. Sometimes I just want to touch the bikes or look at shiny things. However my roommate, seen here in one of her more quiet moments…

…has a different theory. She thinks that there is something else I want at the bike shop but I’m too shy to ask for it. So she’s offered to accompany me there and translate my bikey rambling. While my roommate is one of the best people in Boston, there are several reasons why I will not accept her offer. This blog will illustrate several dangerous scenarios… and after she told me about her Vanilla Ice phase I’ve decided to draw her like this:

We’ll call her “Vanilla Icette.” Here is why Vanilla Icette will not set foot inside my bike shop. First, things would start out a little slow…


And she’d get a little flirty:


But soon enough Vanilla Icette would get right to the point:


Then would just get stupid:


Then when I’d think things couldn’t get worse, Vanilla Icette would completely cross the line:


I wouldn’t be able to undo that damage. Nope.


No doubt I would have to change bike shops. I cannot let that happen, because a bike shop is like a hair stylist— once you find a good one you don’t let them go.

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  • Kara September 7, 2011   Reply →

    Everyone needs a friend like Vanilla Icette. But you are wise to edit your outings out together.

    BTW…you are awesome.

  • Katie September 7, 2011   Reply →

    This cheered up my cranky morning and forever changed the way I see Beacon St.

  • Boston Biker September 7, 2011   Reply →

    ha ha ha ha ha ha. Thats what bike shop employees are for…to help you find what you need… :)

    Best one yet!

  • Julie September 7, 2011   Reply →

    I think Vanilla Icette is a hot lesbian’ish figure. I’d give her a long hug.

    • Amy September 7, 2011  

      Me. Too. 😉

  • Dave September 7, 2011   Reply →

    Just pure brilliance. Thanks for a great end to the work day :)

  • Lovely Bicycle! September 7, 2011   Reply →

    And there I was striving for bikes that dampen road shock – when I could have been enjoying my rides on Beacon St all this time!

  • Amy September 7, 2011   Reply →

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Though, Vanilla Icette reminds me a little of me back in my roomating days….

  • Sue September 7, 2011   Reply →

    Ok, so I’m happily reading this post and enjoying all the drawings and comments and then I get to the part about the COMPONENTS… I lost it. I had to grab a tissue, I was belly laughing so hard – I had tears coming out of my eyes.

  • Ryan Grimm November 14, 2013   Reply →

    Does Vanilla Icette have an older sister?
    Just asking…..

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