I want to share fashion highs and lows of riding in the City of Brotherly Love. I regularly “boy-it-up” when leaving the house on my bike. Long shorts or jeans, sneakers, and a tee shirt are pretty much the uniform. I’ve been experiencing an underwhelming sense of being a female cyclist. This week it has been my goal to rock out some cuter clothes and footwear both for commuting to work and leisurely night rides. So far it’s working. Want to know what I’ve noticed? It’s a little more difficult to adjust your foot retention to peep-toe flats and to trackstand in a skirt/dress. I suppose if I was cruising around the city on a Dutch bike – complete with brakes things might be different. Riding fixed forces you to dress “athletically”.
What have you done to show off your girly side while riding? Any great bike clothing companies out there that you think I should know about? Any suggestions of cute outfits you’ve put together specifically for riding? I’m always looking for new gear… especially if it’s bike friendly!