Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Pony Bikes!

When Slovenia was still part of the former Yugoslavia the main bike for sale in the country was produced in Ljubljana at the Rog factory.  Called the "Pony" bike it was a super cute, small wheeled bike.  When Slovenia became its own country and joined the EU Rog eventually went through bankruptcy and the Pony ceased production for a decade or so.  But Rog Pony nostalgia remained (for more info try here: http://www.inyourpocket.com/slovenia/ljubljana/Rog-s-Pony_71439f).  So naturally they rebooted the brand and when the girls and I travelled around looking at used bikes we ended up at the Rog bike shop, ostensibly looking for used bikes.

Needless to say as soon as the girls spotted the new version of the Pony they were hooked.  Dahlia latched on to a powder blue Pony and Georgia picked a mint green one.  And because they went shopping with their Dad and not their Mom, new Ponies it was.  I got a used woman's bike that appeared to be older than the original Rog factories with no gears to use to bike to work every day.  Made sense at the time.

Here are two happy gals on their new bikes.  Worth every penny.


  1. Bikes in Barcelona, bikes in London and Cambridge, and now bikes in Ljubljana. These win the coolest award by far. This is such a great entry...the history and the photo. Carry on!!!! Love mom b

  2. This is so fun to read! I love the history, pictures and updates on the Barton Kincannon family.