Finding worst of cycling images

Carlton, editor of Bike For All, is hunting for horrible images of the worst of cycling in cycling promotion literature. If you know of published literature or an “official” website that promotes cycling by showing the worst of cycling — incorrectly worn helmets, obviously bad bike fit, obviously bad bike clothing, cyclists breaking traffic laws and so forth — get in touch with Carlton. He needs the information PDQ, he says (he’s British), so the sooner the better.

8 Comments

  • Noah
    October 14, 2008 - 4:52 pm | Permalink

    What in the universe would qualify as "obviously bad bike clothing?" other than public nudity, of course…

  • Noah
    October 14, 2008 - 11:52 pm | Permalink

    What in the universe would qualify as "obviously bad bike clothing?" other than public nudity, of course…

  • Yokota Fritz
    October 14, 2008 - 8:11 pm | Permalink

    I'm thinking of those silly lycra shorts that look a little like bike shorts but they're really not. It's like a shibboleth among bike snobs like me.

  • Yokota Fritz
    October 15, 2008 - 3:11 am | Permalink

    I'm thinking of those silly lycra shorts that look a little like bike shorts but they're really not. It's like a shibboleth among bike snobs like me.

  • SiouxGeonz
    October 15, 2008 - 6:39 am | Permalink

    I immediately recalled an advert for a saddle which was sort of flesh-colored and looked as if it were an appendage extending from the cyclist. Yea, that appendage.

    I suspect there are myriad images of people on bikes who don't actually ride them, and therefore are improperly geared in one respect or another.

  • SiouxGeonz
    October 15, 2008 - 1:39 pm | Permalink

    I immediately recalled an advert for a saddle which was sort of flesh-colored and looked as if it were an appendage extending from the cyclist. Yea, that appendage. I suspect there are myriad images of people on bikes who don't actually ride them, and therefore are improperly geared in one respect or another.

  • Jessica
    October 15, 2008 - 10:50 am | Permalink

    Ha ha, a backwards helmet over a baseball hat nonetheless. That's a good one.

    I won't mention specifics, but I've seen a municipality's bike literature featuring a girl with extremely flared pants on a bike. No, the pants weren't rolled up or velcroed down either.

  • Jessica
    October 15, 2008 - 5:50 pm | Permalink

    Ha ha, a backwards helmet over a baseball hat nonetheless. That's a good one.I won't mention specifics, but I've seen a municipality's bike literature featuring a girl with extremely flared pants on a bike. No, the pants weren't rolled up or velcroed down either.

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