… raven bangs, spike heels, and killer curves, the iconic Bettie Page influenced our work here, we named our longtail cargo bike after her, and the term Betty

slang term for a girl who associates with the punkrock/skateboarding/alternative subculture(s). The term originates from pin-up model Bettie Page’s signature haircut with short bangs, a common fashion trait for girls in these subcultures

is part of bike culture. She died yesterday.


Photo credit: NYT, courtesy of Everett Collection


She’s been a favorite of mine for a long time.  She’ll be missed.

I honked as I drove past that gray house off I-5 with the giant Bette painted on the side.


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