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Old 16.06.2011, 14:25
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Re: Does cycling in a skirt make you a motoring hazard?

Ohhh she knows because she's usually the one slapping me upside the head, asking me not to stare and focus on the damn road.

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Old 16.06.2011, 14:41
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Re: Does cycling in a skirt make you a motoring hazard?

If a woman in a skirt on a bike is a distraction, what would be Zurich's skater guy in his speedos on rollerblades?

Or NYs naked cowboy?

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Old 16.06.2011, 14:54
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Re: Does cycling in a skirt make you a motoring hazard?

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Swiss women (well I guess many European women, and some men as well) definitely lack a sense of practicality when dressing. Really blows my mind at times, but I'm not very fashion conscious so I guess I just don't understand.
Call me a prude, but its not about practicality but modesty. I dont cycle but if I do, I really wouldnt be comfortable not wearing tights for fear that a gust of wind will show the whole world my floral granny pants. (no, not thongs either)
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Old 16.06.2011, 15:13
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floral granny pants.
Is that what they're referring to when they talk about a "Lady Garden"?
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Old 16.06.2011, 15:30
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Re: Does cycling in a skirt make you a motoring hazard?

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To be honest, I've seen a lot of almost porn-like lingerie and car comercials on the roads that could probably do more damage than a poor girl's skirt...
I believe that fiction cannot be compared to real life
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Old 16.06.2011, 15:34
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I believe that fiction cannot be compared to real life
Oh Yopo, unfortunately six-packs really only exist in fiction... I am yet to see a Williams Lawson comercial type guy cycling down the road on a kilt. Then again, I better not see it, it might lead to a major crash...

I would very much enjoy watching these ones cycling down the road...

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Old 16.06.2011, 15:47
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Re: Does cycling in a skirt make you a motoring hazard?

Fair enough, it is :-)
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Old 16.06.2011, 17:18
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Re: Does cycling in a skirt make you a motoring hazard?

I both of these equally distracting.



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Old 16.06.2011, 20:21
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Re: Does cycling in a skirt make you a motoring hazard?

When I grow up, I want to be that bike saddle.
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Old 16.06.2011, 20:56
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Re: Does cycling in a skirt make you a motoring hazard?

The only reservation I would have for wearing a skirt whilst riding a bike is if the hem gets jammed in the chain or in the spokes resulting in sudden and spectacular full stop in the rush hour traffic.
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Old 16.06.2011, 21:21
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A Dutch tourist was threatened with a fine in New York City for cycling in skirt. Discuss!
I can just see the headline:
"Mayor of cash-strapped New York City tells cops to keep their eyes on the bottom line."
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Old 16.06.2011, 22:14
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Re: Does cycling in a skirt make you a motoring hazard?

In NY a congress representative twitting on a computer generates more political hazard than a dutch tourist cycling in a skirt.
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Old 16.06.2011, 22:27
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Re: Does cycling in a skirt make you a motoring hazard?

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Yep - been there, done that - though fortunately not in rush hour traffic. It also ruins the skirt.

There are skirt guards you can put on your bike:

or lighter-weight crocheted ones (not kidding!)


but easier is just to be careful what kind of skirt. Full but not too full, long but not too long... (I've had a good few years of practice with this, can you tell?)
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Old 17.06.2011, 01:46
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Re: Does cycling in a skirt make you a motoring hazard?

a short mini skirt is the best solution to that problem
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Old 17.06.2011, 06:39
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Re: Does cycling in a skirt make you a motoring hazard?

The way I see it, I get a sneak peak at tons of women's 'undergarments' everyday...when they bend down, when they sit in the tram, pulling their 2 sizes too small pants up...and you don't see me running into walls. (perhaps this is due to me being a woman too...)

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Hey wait a minute... why would you want to stop a perfectly good thing.... we only get distracted 6 months in year because of this and are fully prepared to take the risks associated with it.
And while yes, I would be slapping him upside the head to watch the road, I would also be the one tugging on his shirt singing 'who wears short shorts...she wears short shorts...'

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Old 17.06.2011, 09:24
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Re: Does cycling in a skirt make you a motoring hazard?

I ride my city bike in skirts all the time. No problem. Actually the bigger problem are the shoes I like to wear with the skirts, which sometimes make riding difficult.

Naturally I don't make a habit of this, but once my husband and I had to get our road bikes across Boston and I was wearing a short fluffy miniskirt. We decided to ride them anyway instead of walking, and a carful of girls honked and gestured at me to tell me the obvious. I just shrugged, but then my husband asked if I would lead the rest of the way home.
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Old 17.06.2011, 10:10
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Re: Does cycling in a skirt make you a motoring hazard?

I would like to see here in Aargau , a lady riding her bike wearing a skirt and socks and sandals .
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Old 17.06.2011, 10:23
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Re: Does cycling in a skirt make you a motoring hazard?

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I would like to see here in Aargau , a lady riding her bike wearing a skirt and socks and sandals .
One of Jim'll Fix It's more exciting episodes.
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Old 17.06.2011, 11:01
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I can just see the headline:
"Mayor of cash-strapped New York City tells cops to keep their eyes on the bottom line."
It is actually only a way of raising cash as this guy found out...

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Old 17.06.2011, 11:16
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Re: Does cycling in a skirt make you a motoring hazard?

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It is actually only a way of raising cash as this guy found out...

haha that is class. props to yer man there.

girls in skirts on bikes? go for it. it's summer ffs..
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