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The perfect pants for bike riding

I have seen several young women wearing these drop-crotch, loose, long pants around town when riding their bikes, and they struck me as being the perfect pants for bike riding, especially in summer. The pants billow out, sail like, and … Continue reading

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More Tweed Ride ideas

I ran into Peter, the New Recyclist, last week,  and thought that his outfit was perfectly suited to the upcoming Tweed Ride, which I have been thinking about 23/7 in recent times. His new/old Shogun also fits the bill. This … Continue reading

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Wet weather gear revisited

As we’ve had a bit of some rain here recently, I wore my Gondwana rain jacket and little gumboots …I’ve had them for a while now and they have served me well. The rain jacket always looks like new and … Continue reading

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Why more women don’t ride bikes

How do we get more women to ride bikes? It is a question that is often asked among bike advocates and city planners and there is no simple answer. Why would women want to step into that man’s domain, get … Continue reading

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Biking wardrobe malfunction

The picture above shows what can happen when you wear a stretch fabric skirt with a long, narrow-nosed saddle. Whoops! It works perfectly fine with a wider saddle though, and I am happy to report that after a wash the … Continue reading

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Wet weather gear

I have added a pair of small gumboots to my wet weather wardrobe and am hoping they will keep my feet dry when teamed with the gators I got from the army disposal store.I didn’t want to have to carry … Continue reading

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Cold weather riding

Due to an autoimmune condition I now have, I do not handle cold weather very well and find it difficult to function when it is cold, and we do not even get terribly cold weather here! So in order to … Continue reading

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Gators to wear in the rain

I picked up these little green gators for a few dollars at the local army disposal store recently as I thought they would make great wet weather wear, especially if teamed with short gumboots (though I don’t have a pair … Continue reading

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Product review – Gondwana rain jacket

Given that today is a deluge here I thought it a good time to review my new Gondwana rain jacket  (the style is called Balfour) … It comes with the highest claims including a 3 year warranty. They also claim the … Continue reading

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