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    Quote Originally Posted by GravelMN View Post
    ^ = yellow


    ^ = chartreuse

    EDIT: Oooops. I see Rootman beat me to it.

    For the record, I LOVE chartreuse...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
    ^ = yellow



    ^ = chartreuse

    EDIT: Oooops. I see Rootman beat me to it.

    For the record, I LOVE chartreuse...

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    My hi-viz "yellow" jersey is more yellow than the one in the picture but is still would never be mistaken for a Tour de Anything Champion's jersey. I agree with SquidPuppet and like chartreuse for sportswear, and maybe even frames. Driving home yesterday evening I came up behind a rider in a safety yellow/chartreuse jacket and even against the light green foliage of spring he stood out from a long distance even though he was passing in and out of sunlight under the long evening shadows of the trees. No other color seems to pop out against such a variety of backgrounds under different lighting conditions.
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    This is not a jersey, but it's what I wear when I ride......................

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    Cute girls are even cuter on bikes with a dress....so make sure to wave to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
    In terms of male behavioral response, I think there's no meaningful distinction to be made there! From pleated tartan skirts, to business pant suits, to hooker hose, guys'll take advantage of any pretext to, um, "express their appreciation" of la bella figura.


    The greeter I met one year on a ride past the border of tartan country. I've cropped the photo so as not to subject you to his hooker hose. I expressed my appreciation by maintaining a respectful silence, then made my swift escape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 905 View Post


    The greeter I met one year on a ride past the border of tartan country. I've cropped the photo so as not to subject you to his hooker hose. I expressed my appreciation by maintaining a respectful silence, then made my swift escape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jade408 View Post
    One reason I stayed on the fence about getting a bike (for transport) was about the clothing. Basically I wear skirts and dresses mist of the time and didn't want grease stains, to roll up my pants or wear leggings.

    I later found that can be solved with the bike. And sure enough I have been wearing most of my regular dresses on my bike. And choosing other bike friendly ones (I.e with a flared skirt).

    What is most odd about the whole thing are comments. Not really in particular about my clothing. But if I have a dress on 3-4x people stop and chat with me in my bike. It is really strange. Obviously there are occasional comments about me like "you look so cute on your bike" "nice dress" and the occasional catcall.

    But maybe, for some people it is kinda weird. Because wearing a dress on a bike makes it pretty clear that it is not exercising. (And perhaps more interesting because of my package: chubby black girl with preppy clothing vs you know hipster girl)

    Anyone notice interesting behavior based on your clothing.

    P.s. When I bike to the gym I am totally invisible, few comments.

    I'm another skirt wearing bike rider. I'm squishy too (but white and dressed rather hippy-ish, LOL) and I've had much the same experience. Others have as well. If you google up the 'Mary Poppins effect' You'll even find a few studies and lots of blogs about it.

    So what Dutch-type bike to you ride?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Mullet View Post
    This is not a jersey, but it's what I wear when I ride......................

    I had to check your location because there is a guy near here that does the same outfit!
    Just one of those dirty pinko commies some people worry about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katsrevenge View Post
    I had to check your location because there is a guy near here that does the same outfit!
    He's got a mullet too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by katsrevenge View Post
    So what Dutch-type bike to you ride?
    I've got a Public Bikes C7i

    Here's my bike + pannier:

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    Now that I think about it, I like to wear black "coach's shorts" black socks, shoes and a a black helmet with a white or bright colored polo shirt, or long sleve cotton oxford when it's sunny and hot. My commuter is a modified mtb with fenders, lights, bags, etc. I must give off a "bike patrol" vibe, because sometimes in the sketchier parts of town, people will stop talking or step back from conversations through open car windows. Or it could be I just look dorky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Mullet View Post
    He's got a mullet too?
    Well to be fair, I do live near what is called 'Pensultcky' by many. Lots of mullets out there. That guy's I think is shorter though. It's generally tied back.

    Quote Originally Posted by jade408 View Post
    I've got a Public Bikes C7i

    Here's my bike + pannier:

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    Cute! I almost bought that one so you have good taste.

    I love a loop frame. I ended up with a mixte Windsor (because it was a heck of a deal on a IGH 8 speed) but I do want a loop frame still...

    I love the color of those panniers. Love teal. I went with black old fashion army bags and thrift store D&B leather purses (with rivets added, tied to the racks) because I was afraid of theft. :/
    Just one of those dirty pinko commies some people worry about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jade408 View Post
    But maybe, for some people it is kinda weird. Because wearing a dress on a bike makes it pretty clear that it is not exercising. (And perhaps more interesting because of my package: chubby black girl with preppy clothing vs you know hipster girl)
    You probably check a few boxes for alot of guys. I know I like girls that a dressed up. Skirts especially, and I like girls that bike. And there's nothing wrong with a chubby girl either. So there's no surprise you would attract attention. So keep doing what you are doing and enjoy your ride!

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    Clever trick noted of someone wearing a longer skirt (i've seen) when you take the back hem, pulled between your legs

    and tuck it into the front of the waist band .. you have made the skirt into shorts , sort of..

    pragmatic .. for when you need to arrive wearing the right stuff [a dress] for the Job & still get there on your bike..


    Of course dress guards over the sides of rear wheels is already old stuff ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by katsrevenge View Post
    Cute! I almost bought that one so you have good taste.

    I love a loop frame. I ended up with a mixte Windsor (because it was a heck of a deal on a IGH 8 speed) but I do want a loop frame still...

    I love the color of those panniers. Love teal. I went with black old fashion army bags and thrift store D&B leather purses (with rivets added, tied to the racks) because I was afraid of theft. :/
    The universe wanted me to get a bike...I ended up winning that one in a raffle (with options of upgrading to the internal hub). I paid the up charge when I heard that you could switch gears standing still. I am know bike expert and no idea about public or dutch style bikes till then. If I had known, I probably would have got one a long time ago. The step through is so easy for skirt wearing.

    The he mixtes look cool too. And I am tempted. .

    But being upright is great!

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    Right now my daughter is riding from London to Rome and she is wearing a skirt when she rides. She doesn't like the look of cycling shorts (she considers them a bit immodest) and wears a tennis skirt over them. So, no, you are not alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jade408 View Post
    The universe wanted me to get a bike...I ended up winning that one in a raffle (with options of upgrading to the internal hub). I paid the up charge when I heard that you could switch gears standing still. I am know bike expert and no idea about public or dutch style bikes till then. If I had known, I probably would have got one a long time ago. The step through is so easy for skirt wearing.

    The he mixtes look cool too. And I am tempted. .

    But being upright is great!
    NICE! I love my IGH... so much so that I'm upgrading my old Schwinn to one. My LBS thinks I'm a bit wacko.

    The mixte frame is fairly skirt friendly but not as friendly as your loop style step through. (I'm only 5'3" so that may come into play here too.) I mostly wear shorter skorts and mid length dresses on it. A maxi is just too annoying at my height. But you can't beat one for looks.

    This is my IGH bike, Windsor Kensington from bikesdirect. We are at the community garden. She's outfitted with a lovely dollar find, a tan and creame D&B purse in water proof leather (this is for my locks) and a stunning black milk crate in retro worn plastic. That was for the plants and dirt. And of course, rainbow duck tape, because I am clumsy and tend to drag my heel across her bars. I call her Graymalkin.
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    ETA, being upright RULES. Can't stand being all hunched over.
    Just one of those dirty pinko commies some people worry about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert C View Post
    Right now my daughter is riding from London to Rome and she is wearing a skirt when she rides. She doesn't like the look of cycling shorts (she considers them a bit immodest) and wears a tennis skirt over them. So, no, you are not alone.
    This has been a solution for more than several women I know to wearing bike shorts but also being shy about it. Unpleated tennis or field hockey or netball skirts work very well.
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    I'm curious as to whether you ladies find the dressguards that Fietsbob mentioned, and which are pretty standard equipment on Dutch utility bikes, to be useless, or perhaps suitable for dresses longer than you wear?
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    I wear yellow all the time. VERY bright and with high vis stripes even more so. I care not what people think, in fact if they are thinking about what I'm wearing thats good. They have noticed me there.

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    Now that I think about it, in my more recent years of cycling, I think I’ve only seen one lady wearing a dress while riding. She was had on a sun dress, big floppy straw hat and was on a cruiser. It looked like something from another time and place. She also was weaving around cars stopped at a light passing on the left and then back to the right. My other impression is if she kept that up she was going to get killed.

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    As far as riding in a skirt, I have no value to add... as far as yellow jerseys, I don't know why certain cyclists get so up-tight about who is allowed to wear yellow jerseys.

    First, for many pro races, there are other reserved colors as well... these colors have meaning during the race, and for obvious reasons who wears certain colors in a race is important as far as keeping track of the leaders in each category. If you are not in a race, wear whatever jersey you would like. In fact, if there was an issue with it, the Tour de France (or other race) organizers and/or team management would be suing the companies that manufacture and sell the replicas.

    When I think about it, I don't think that the people that earned the jerseys in a race have any more right to wear it outside of the race where they hold the position than those who earned it by paying the exorbitant price for the replica. It only has the "special" meaning during the race.

    I wouldn't wear one myself, but that is a personal taste issue. I will however wear team jerseys, like a USPS team jersey I bought used when I lose enough weight to fit in it.

    From the other side, as a former Marine... If I see someone with a Marine Corps jersey, I would think that the person was probably Marines (since it isn't in a race) at some point in their lives, but I wouldn't be offended if they weren't. Just as with those who wear replica yellow jerseys, they are showing admiration for the person who earned it...

    I do know someone who sold his Lance Armstrong yellow jersey when Lance was stripped, because he no longer wished to show appreciation for the one who wore the original.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
    I'm curious as to whether you ladies find the dressguards that Fietsbob mentioned, and which are pretty standard equipment on Dutch utility bikes, to be the useless, or perhaps suitable for dresses longer than you wear?
    I generally wear wear knee length stuff. And it appears all bikes with skirt guards are $1500+. And pretty heavy. I've got stairs to navigate. But I wouldn't mind an after market one if I could find one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jade408 View Post
    I've got a Public Bikes C7i

    Here's my bike + pannier:

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    Beautiful! I like how you have it outfitted with the basket and panniers.

    Quote Originally Posted by katsrevenge View Post
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    ETA, being upright RULES. Can't stand being all hunched over.
    I love mixtes. I seriously considered a SOMA Buena Vista before settling on my Achielle Oma. I'm 5'4" and found that mounting the mixte in a dress wasn't quite as...um...ladylike as it was on the loop frame. On the other hand, I do tend to be a klutz, so that was probably operator error rather than a problem with the bike!

    Quote Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
    I'm curious as to whether you ladies find the dressguards that Fietsbob mentioned, and which are pretty standard equipment on Dutch utility bikes, to be useless, or perhaps suitable for dresses longer than you wear?
    I don't use a dress guard. My dresses are mostly knee-length and an A-line cut, so they really couldn't blow back and get caught in the spokes. My coats also are either waist-length or tailored closer to the body, so I don't see an issue there either.

    The best trick I've picked up about wearing skirts and dresses is about how you stop them from flying up. This is super simple: you just clip a binder clip or two to the hem to weight it down. Works perfectly. You just have to remember to take the binder clips off when you get to work!

    And now, because I never pass up an opportunity to share a picture of Sassy, my bike, here she is:
    [IMG]P1050728 by Giant Doofus, on Flickr[/IMG]

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    Thats a nice looking bike ^

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