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Old 07-11-14, 11:37 PM   #1
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How to cycle in a skirt without flashing everybody

I haven't tried it yet, but it looks promising. And it only costs one cent!

Penny in your pants: The bike hack for cycling in a skirt without flashing everyone.
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Old 07-12-14, 01:07 AM   #2
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I haven't tried it yet, but it looks promising. And it only costs one cent!

Penny in your pants: The bike hack for cycling in a skirt without flashing everyone.

You cycle in a skirt?
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Old 07-12-14, 01:09 AM   #3
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If you're interested, there's a thread about this topic in General ... you might be able to use some of the suggestions ...

Wearing a dress on a bike is almost a subversive act......
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I saw that video. I would think you would end up with a weird penn shaped wrinkle in your skirt. I like the idea of the garter meant for keeping the skirt from flapping about.
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I wear cycling attire most of the time when I cycle ... shorts, tights, jersey, etc.

When I tour, I might wear capris and wicking Ts some of the time.

But on our most recent trip, I decided to try a skirt!! We wanted to get a ride in before dinner, and then go out to a place that's casual, but not bike shorts and jerseys casual.


So here I am in my skirt ...



With cycling shorts underneath!



My observations ... the skirt is somewhat full, so most of the time it lay where I wanted it to lay. But every so often as we changed directions or as wind gusts came from between buildings, it would sudden blow up and I found myself batting it down into place again. I'm glad I had the cycling shorts on!

Would I do it again? Yeah, sure.
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I've biked in a kilt before. Beyond the flashing, there is also the issue of it getting sucked into breaks if you don't have disc brakes. Never quite figured it out, and just stuck with shorts after a few tries.
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Penny in your pants: The bike hack for cycling in a skirt without flashing everyone.
A few years ago we had the death of a popular politician, Jack Layton who had been a Toronto councillor (very pro-bike) and eventuallly a federal party leader. As part of a public memorial event, there was some kind of open bagpipe event on the Toronto waterfront (which he had helped develop as a public space), and I encountered a young bagpiper cycling to the event in a kilt. I don't recall or didn't notice if he was using any strategy to maintain modesty.

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I've biked in a kilt before. Beyond the flashing, there is also the issue of it getting sucked into breaks if you don't have disc brakes. Never quite figured it out, and just stuck with shorts after a few tries.
I did wonder about getting skirt caught somewhere, but it seemed to be OK. We were riding the Bike Fridays so most of the working stuff on the bicycle is a little lower. That might have helped.
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That's weird how the shorts are sexier being flashed from beneath the skirt than they would be with no skirt at all. I'm messed up.
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I've biked in a kilt before. Beyond the flashing, there is also the issue of it getting sucked into breaks if you don't have disc brakes. Never quite figured it out, and just stuck with shorts after a few tries.
No problems with my kilt getting caught in anything. I don't ride in it frequently, however when I do it is usually a Raleigh with full fenders and a chain guard. Might even ride a step through frame too

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I would be the last to discourage a good flash.
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I think a little flash is charming.
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Penny in your pants: The bike hack for cycling in a skirt without flashing everyone.
Who the hell rides a mens bicycle in a skirt?! That's just asking for it...
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Why worry about it: give us guys a cheap thrill.
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Who the hell rides a mens bicycle in a skirt?! That's just asking for it...
Me! All the time, at least for commuting and cruising.

I've never been much of a lady, and started wearing "bike shorts" (the kind used in volleyball, not cycling shorts) under my skirts when I was a teenager. 20 years later...still effective. Longer skirts are more of an issue, but I avoid them because I like showing off my rad cycling muscles
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Me! All the time, at least for commuting and cruising.

I've never been much of a lady, and started wearing "bike shorts" (the kind used in volleyball, not cycling shorts) under my skirts when I was a teenager. 20 years later...still effective. Longer skirts are more of an issue, but I avoid them because I like showing off my rad cycling muscles
Do you ever use a skirt guard?

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Me! All the time, at least for commuting and cruising.

I've never been much of a lady, and started wearing "bike shorts" (the kind used in volleyball, not cycling shorts) under my skirts when I was a teenager. 20 years later...still effective. Longer skirts are more of an issue, but I avoid them because I like showing off my rad cycling muscles
Good for you! A world with no leg nor even hope of a lofty breeze is not high on my list of wants.
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