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40 Miles In Heels!

Old 08-13-09, 01:53 PM
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40 Miles In Heels!

This past weekend I went on a 40 mile tour with over 50 people. I showed up in a v-neck t-shirt, blue shorts and 3" slip-on heels. I was riding my ol' gal: a 25 year old, 34+ lb, 3-speed Schwinn Collegiate with my Brooks B17 saddle.



It was hot, really humid and threatened to rain at any moment -- but luckily the rain held off, but the nasty humidity lingered the whole day.

Everyone else was either in full kit or half-kit with a few in shorts and a t-shirt. I received some "unpleasant" comments and some nasty and even jealous looks at first. But suffice it to say, that once I dropped every single last one of the cyclists, people's jaws dropped and attitudes changed. Ha! Pure ownage!

I've said it before and I'll say it again:

It's not the bike that makes the cyclist but the cyclist that makes the bike.

I've been commuting to work and everywhere in between... In heels! Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall. Just because you see a girl dressed well, in heels on a heavy vintage bike doesn't mean she can't more than hold my own.

Never judge a book by it's cover.



You can read more about it here and see some pictures: Cycling 40 Miles in Heels? No Problem!
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Old 08-13-09, 01:57 PM
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Good story! I have seen a photo posted here of a pair of women's heels with a cleat attached to the bottom.
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Old 08-13-09, 01:58 PM
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That's awesome!
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Old 08-13-09, 02:00 PM
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Um.... good for you?
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Old 08-13-09, 02:07 PM
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That 25 yr old,34 lb. 3 speed Schwinn Collegiate looks to be in good shape.
So doesn't the sidestand.
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Old 08-13-09, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
Um.... good for you?
Thanks. Commuting everyday (in heels) on a steel bike has really made me strong. There was a time that I couldn't even stand up straight due to a debilitating back injury I suffered just last year. I forced myself to get on that bike, day in and day out, no matter how much I hurt because I knew I'd never get better if I didn't stick with it.

Thankfully, I stuck with it and couldn't be happier.
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Old 08-13-09, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by lshaped View Post
troll
Think before you reply mate. She has over 4 times the posts you have slammed onto these forums. And apparently, you've been contributing posts like these...
Who's the troll now?


KitN: Haven't had any painful feet after 40 miles in these heels? I know I'd have showed up fully decked out in my bright yellow kit to match my bright yellow fork...
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Old 08-13-09, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by KitN View Post
Thanks. Commuting everyday (in heels) on a steel bike has really made me strong. There was a time that I couldn't even stand up straight due to a debilitating back injury I suffered just last year. I forced myself to get on that bike, day in and day out, no matter how much I hurt because I knew I'd never get better if I didn't stick with it.

Thankfully, I stuck with it and couldn't be happier.
Excellent. I believe the key for everyone is to find something they like that involves exercise.
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Never judge a book by it's cover.
I agree. But I also can't judge by ankle and calf alone, either.
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Originally Posted by FreddyV View Post
Think before you reply mate. She has over 4 times the posts you have slammed onto these forums. And apparently, you've been contributing posts like these...
Who's the troll now?


KitN: Haven't had any painful feet after 40 miles in these heels? I know I'd have showed up fully decked out in my bright yellow kit to match my bright yellow fork...

relax, it's my opinion not yours- dropping a group of roadies in heels is highly suspect
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Great story but I must ask... Why???
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Great story but I must ask... Why???
Why?? Why not! I think it's great. Sometimes people are just too full of themselves. I get ragged on all of the time over my 30# '72 Schwinn Sports Tourer I ride. Comments change when I show I can hold my own.
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For some reason, I like Kitn's posts. Good for her.
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Did Joey have a sex change and move to NYC?

I followed the link - looked like a fun ride.
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Originally Posted by lshaped View Post
relax, it's my opinion not yours- dropping a group of roadies in heels is highly suspect
No reason to not believe it.
However, I suspect she encountered the weekend warrior crowd. Not that I would mind getting dropped by an attractive female wearing high heels while I am doing 20mph+. That would be an awesome story to tell.
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Old 08-13-09, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
No reason to not believe it.
However, I suspect she encountered the weekend warrior crowd. Not that I would mind getting dropped by an attractive female wearing high heels while I am doing 20mph+. That would be an awesome story to tell.
Especially if she had a Slurpee mounted to her handlebar.
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I think it's cool though that you can ride and look good doing it. However, uou won't see me riding my bike in my nice work clothes let alone a pair of mark nason's. I'm sticking with Jack Purcells, shorts and a t-shirt.
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Old 08-13-09, 03:18 PM
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You're my hero. I ride to work in a dress sometimes, but my legs are NOWHERE near that nice. And I could never wear heals. You rock!
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For some reason I have to wear full shoes biking. Thought of riding in flip flops or heels gives me the heebie jeebies.

Looks like a fun ride sure you would of dropped me as well.
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Wicked. If you were ever inclined to move up to a lighter ride now you know you've got the base fitness. But the old bikes are awesome to ride too. I love my heavy old raleigh SS as much as my light and nimble fixie. Love 'em all, actually. Bikes that is.
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If it's true, good on you, but, dropping even a mediocre road on an old steel tank without being clipped/cleated in sounds like a bit of a stretch.

It might be possible that the roadies didn't want to look like fools trying to drop you.
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Way to go!

It's fairly common seeing girls in heels riding bikes in places such as Copenhagen. Nothing wrong with that.
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Fun times, all positive but....

Why drop a tour? Isn't the point to ride together?
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