OK, I am just vain enough that I couldn’t let this one pass without further public comment. Friend Jennifer kindly mentioned Ewan McGregor and me in the same sentence. Although not a competition, let’s compare:
39-year-old Ewan’s Bicycle-3 spd Pashley Gov’nr with front rack and Brooks rear seat bag
49-year-old Dave’s Bicycle-5 spd Schwinn Super Sport with Bob Jackson rear rack and Ortleib panniers
Ewan’s outfit: classic newsboy, fisherman’s sweater, pea coat, gloves and grey double-knee Dickies
Dave’s outfit: classic flat cap, blue Oxford shirt, tan checked tie, grey cardigan, and tan double-knee Dickies.
Seems like a dead tie until you throw in Sid, Ewan’s cute dog in the front basket. Yeah, if I only had a dog in my basket (not a euphemism) I’m sure my likeness would be spread across the fashion blogs too.
Seriously, I do think it is pretty great that he is riding around on a really sweet and practical bicycle in regular clothes. He probably just did more for sales of Pashley bicycles than all the bicycle advertising put together this year. Ewan can’t help being talented and good looking, so I won’t hold that against him. And according to Jake, he shops at Ben’s Cycle and subscribes to COG magazine. Ewan can pedal along with me anytime. I give him props. Nice ride Ewan!