1. If you’re local, you should look into winning the iconic Jamie Lin Snider bone bike.
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    If you’re local, you should look into winning the iconic Jamie Lin Snider bone bike.

  2. I never minded my fashion hats, but always hated my bike helmet. Finally, there’s a solution for that. h/t (literally) Bob. I want to commission something from these guys soon. Ok, the video is a little dorky, but I like what they are doing.

  3. Avoid “Bicycle Face.”

    From VOX:

    "Over-exertion, the upright position on the wheel, and the unconscious effort to maintain one’s balance tend to produce a wearied and exhausted ‘bicycle face,’" noted the Literary Digest in 1895. It went on to describe the condition: “usually flushed, but sometimes pale, often with lips more or less drawn, and the beginning of dark shadows under the eyes, and always with an expression of weariness.” Elsewhere, others said the condition was “characterized by a hard, clenched jaw and bulging eyes.”

  4. Did y’all catch this article “Ride like a girl?” It basically compares vulnerability of cycling with the vulnerability of being a woman and the rape culture surrounding us. (cars as harmful males: “When you get hurt, it’s your fault now. You should have been more careful.”) Crashes are akin to sexual assault. I’m oversimplifying it, but it is an interesting perspective. I’ll have to turn it around in mind a few times.
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    Did y’all catch this article “Ride like a girl?” It basically compares vulnerability of cycling with the vulnerability of being a woman and the rape culture surrounding us. (cars as harmful males: “When you get hurt, it’s your fault now. You should have been more careful.”) Crashes are akin to sexual assault. I’m oversimplifying it, but it is an interesting perspective. I’ll have to turn it around in mind a few times.

  5. From Mer. So simple, yet why didn’t I think of this? Penny in yo pants for biking in a skirt. Genius!

  6. Comments Hurled My Way This Week While Biking

    "Girl, let me (verb) that (noun that don’t see the sun)."

    "Ballsack!"

    "I’m gonna grab that booty."

    Are you High Heels & Two Wheels? You’re the reason I bike to work!”

    Guess which one I’m choosing to focus on. Thank you nice readers, you’ve made my week.

  7. That’s just rude.
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    That’s just rude.

  8. Have you seen this forever lock? It sounds like I would have trouble using it, but probably worth not having your bike stolen. H/T Bob.
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    Have you seen this forever lock? It sounds like I would have trouble using it, but probably worth not having your bike stolen. H/T Bob.

  9. This is an important point: Bike lanes don’t cause a lot more congestion if you put them on the right streets. If you cut down the size of streets that are already near capacity, you’ll create severe congestion. But if you start with roads that are well under capacity, you’ll only increase the congestion a little bit. And it may not even be noticeable. Slimming down these roads that are too “fat” is known as a road diet — and yes, that is the technical term.
  10. When’s the last time I posted a self portrait from the office bathroom? While up at 4:00 am last night, worrying about the state of the world and wondering if I left any articles of clothing at the dry cleaner, I remembered I owned this skirt. (Sorry world, it was much easier to solve the dilemma of my closet). New outfit ideas need to be posted on the internet, right?
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    When’s the last time I posted a self portrait from the office bathroom? While up at 4:00 am last night, worrying about the state of the world and wondering if I left any articles of clothing at the dry cleaner, I remembered I owned this skirt. (Sorry world, it was much easier to solve the dilemma of my closet). New outfit ideas need to be posted on the internet, right?