Remember back in science class learning about simple machines? Wheels, levers, and screws are all simple machines and all these are incorporated in a bicycle, a simple machine that can bring a lot of pleasure. This one is a sturdy variety, suitable for the beach.

Beach Bike, watercolor, 5” x 7”

What color was your first bicycle? Did the handlebars have streamers? Did you clip playing cards where they would click in the spokes as you rode? What is your favorite memory of riding a bicycle?

Number 16 of World Watercolor Month challenge, answering the prompt “Machine.”