Philty (Philly) Photos
While in PA on my mini vacation I went into Philadelphia for a little bit of a visit with an old friend (Donna.) We went into a couple shops including Trophy Bikes and Via Bicycle. Both were very cool in their own way.Trophy does a ton of commuting & off the norm bikes. Much like Black Sheep. The manager (maybe even owner) showed me all the cool things in his shop & was simply stoked to talk about cycling. It is very very very cool to find someone like that. When you can talk about your passion with someone that is as passionate leaves a funny feeling inside. Now Via was something out of my dreams. Hundreds of old bikes & parts. Crusty used Brooks saddles hanging out of the rafters. The staff wasn’t as helpful but they were somewhat busy. I would say both these shops are must stop shops if you are in the Philly area. After Via Bikes & a good cup of caramel flavored Joe we wandered back to the car. On the way I found the coolest mosiac artist garden. The artist happened to be working & unlocked the gates for us to look around. It put the taste of art back in my mouth. I don’t believe that the guy (the artist) charges admission and he offers classes on the weekends for people to learn how to tile. The pictures don’t do it justice. I will have to revisit this summer when I am back in the area. Some photos before I leave for work. For more check out the Philly gallery.