Bikeyface, an introduction

Because of the bit of re-branding I have done I thought I would give a second introduction to my blog. As you already know I like to draw pictures, be funny, not offer any real information. And while there are serious issues on our roads it’s easy to get bogged down in negativity. But ultimately biking is fun and I want my blog to reflect that. So I named it Bikeyface. Why? Well I could have been sued for Facebike. And Bicycle Smile turned out to have, well, another meaning. But then I decided Bikeyface captured exactly what I wanted. (Plus it’s fun to say.)

So what is a bikey face?

Well, it’s that face you make unconsciously when you bike:


And you see a good view:


Or a good friend:


It’s the face you make when you’re biking up Beacon Hill:


Or down Prospect Hill:


Or getting a whiff of cinnamon from the bakery you pass every morning on the way to work:


Or when you bike super fast like this:


Or maybe you do it like this:


It might be similar to the face you make when you play guitar:


But don’t play guitar and bike at the same time. Because this is not a good bikey face:


But most of all it is the reason we keep biking on streets that often feel like this:


Because ultimately it’s not really about bikes, it’s about lifestyle.

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  • Greg October 14, 2011   Reply →

    Love the new name and new look. Very fun and appropriate. I can’t wait to see what you come up with next.

  • Amy October 14, 2011   Reply →

    LOVE the new banner and name! :)

  • Dave October 14, 2011   Reply →

    Why do they always put a stop sign/light at the bottom of a hill? It’s a killjoy whether you’re going up or down :)

    Love the new site, it looks great!

  • Kara October 14, 2011   Reply →

    Hurrah for Bikeyface! Loving the new site and look forward to many future illustrated adventures.

  • Marianna (@tinyhonkshus) October 14, 2011   Reply →

    That second bikey face looks suspiciously like Boston Biker!

  • Sue October 14, 2011   Reply →

    I love the banner of Boston and the Bikeyface name too! I’ve walked around Boston many times but have never ridden a bicycle in Boston. It’s nice to see all these familiar street names and maybe I’ll get the courage one day to bring my bike and ride in Boston. Until then – I’ll live vicariously through your Boston Bikeyface drawings.

  • Heather October 15, 2011   Reply →

    So true. Sometimes I try to smile in thanks at a driver for some courtesy, but since I’m already grinning wide, my smile can’t get any bigger.

  • Love the new site, chica! Keep up your fantastic (and creative) posts! We love featuring them on our Twitter feed. =)

  • But don’t play guitar and bike at the same time.

    Okay, how about bagpipes while biking? :-)

    Love the Bikey Face happiness — found you via April Streeter @ Treehugger.

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