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That’s right! I said it! Women on bikes are just plain hot.
Now, before anyone gets on their feminist high-horse (or double-tall feminist high-bike) please note that this article is mere speculation, meant to entertain and bubble up chittah-chattah, as part of our Friday Musings series. I was talking with my local Cycle Lady coworkers and amigas about bike dates, bike friends, or just saying “hello” to others during your commute! I remembered an article that RL once posted a while back about meeting singles while bike commuting around town… While we still weren’t too sure about the direct correlation between a girl on a bike pedaling off to work and scoring a date on the way, we all agreed that being a woman on a bike just might be the easiest form of everyday bike advocacy! Because if you’ve ever seen a Cycle Lady on her way to work, campus, the grocery store, the county prison or the junkyard, you’ll have to admit that women on bikes are just fan-fracking-tastic.
Whether you’re a Cycle Lady donning a bright yellow safety vest or cruising in a workdress, women with pedal power are sexy and exotic like the such-n-such orchid that blooms only once every three years and smells like rotting flesh! (Hmm, somehow that simile didn’t turn out the way I’d hoped.)
What is it about a woman on a bike that just makes cycling to work that. much. better?! I’ve seen some Red Hot Ladies around time that are KILLING IT up Tantalus and they just make my day. And these ladies are hitting their 60s, putting young bucks to shame on a daily basis.
At this year’s national Bike Summit in Wash D.C., the buzz was all about women as the key to growing transportation cycling. Apparently, the hypothesis is that the number of women on bikes is a measure of success for a city’s cycling culture.
I always tell my single friends in search of a mates or new buddies a surefire way to meet some new people would be to get on a bike! (And that goes for Cycle Ladies and Gents.) Trading tips with the other bike commuters at your job, or starting up a convo with the homie locking up their ride at the bike racks… there’s just something about riding bikes that’s so fun it’s contagious! At least in the cities where I’ve commuted (San Luis Obispo, CA; Seattle, WA; and Honolulu, HI) I’ve felt an automatic sense of belonging when you pass another bike commuter in town… that little nod to the cyclist heading in the opposite direction, checking out each others rides or maguyver rack set ups, and high-fiving at red lights. You know what I’m sayin’?
And I’m not just talking about the Mary Poppins Effect - where all girls in skirts on upright dutch bikes get more respect in the road. No matter what kind of bike you ride, what you’re wearing, or how old you are, I’d like to go on the record to say that all women on bikes are HOT. Don’t you agree, lovely readers? So, let’s celebrate this unique group of individuals (the minority’s minority in the world of commuting) with some spicy photos!
Whew! That’s enough hot mamas on bikes for me for one weekend. Catch you later, cycle gators!