So It Seems That Women Ride Bikes

I like women. I like bikes. I like women riding bikes. So I’m naturally a fan of the just-announced “Women’s Cycling Magazine.” The publication will cover “road, track, cross, mountain, college, high school, masters, lifestyle, commuting, sustainability, training, tech, product, repair, rides, community,” and “community spotlight.” In other words, cycling. Just for people with more ovaries than testicles.

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All kidding aside, I think that vastly more women would ride bikes if the whole sport weren’t so darned intimidating. I see guys in shops all the time who seem to really get on with the whole shop culture, while many women are so put off men-centric vibe in many bike shops, where questions about bike fit and function seem to take a back seat to unit sales and turnover. (That’s why I’ve long wanted to open a women-specific bike store, but until some investors come along, I’ll have to wait.)

The magazine will cost $15 for 3 issues (I think that’s all that’ll be coming off the presses in 2009) but the magazine’s blog is already up and running. My copy’s already on order.

Love Me Love My Bike

A key to all successful relationships is loyalty to one’s own needs. Skip the time-consuming relationship vetting process with this helpful t-shirt from Howies.

Super Anodized Hotness

One thing from the 80s I still dig is anodized bike parts. Love it.

That and Van Halen – old Van Halen without Hagar – and anodized bike parts. Also, when all the girls dressed like Madonna. That was hot too.

Hat tip to reader Matt Haughey for making my day.

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Elegant Center Piece

Sit me at that table please! Spotted at the Bicycle Transportation Alliance’s Alice B. Toeclips Award Dinner.

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Russ Roca: Bicycling Photographer

Russ Roca is a bicycling photographer that photographs everything by bike. He lives in LA without a car. His cargo bike of choice is a Bilenky – he talks about that in a comment here. I’ve ridden in LA and dude deserves props for the commitment alone.

That’s a category we should cover more – working with your bike. I’ve seen the gardener in West Seattle, but haven’t had my camera with me.


Do you work solely by bike? Know someone that does?

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