While I'm certainly no leader in the fashion stakes, but the next time someone tries to suggest "cycling is not glamorous" should take a look at these images of stylish and energetic ladies from the golden days of cycling. These alone should put paid to such silly notions.
Cycling is unglamorous? Pah! More like exhilarating, intoxicating, fun and just so chic.
Here's a little vid I put together of Saturdays Amy's Ride. As many of you present down there on the day would know, the westerly was an absolute bastard and combined with the 30C+ temps, I'm damn pleased I made the correct decision to not ride either of the courses. However, to those brave souls who actually completed the 70km & 120km, the Alex Lloyd pop tune is for you. Rather schmaltzy but the thought is there, as the estimated 2,700 riders suffered a hellva lot more than me..
Despite the gale force winds, I had a enthralling day riding around the thriving metropolis of Geelong, enjoying a java and mint slice at Cafe 9 Zero (Hi Russ!), then contending with the delights of the Princes traffic sewer Highway. To top off our meanderings around the foreshore, pedally and I were savagely belted off the road by a feral gust of wind on Hearne Parade while riding out to Limeburners Point. Ouch. Luckily no real damage incurred other than scuffed bartape and a adrenaline surge.
"The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart." - Iris Murdoch
^That's me^ Believe or not
cileo is an slightly organised and irrevalent look at cycling and sustainable transport in Melbourne, Australia, overseas, and possibly all sorts of stray ephemera that gets caught in between. I adore bicycles (and kittycats), and as Wilf Lunn once uttered, "You learn something new every day if you're not careful....."