Video: How NOT to flash!

Hey ladies in short skirts and dresses, this great instructional video demonstrates the technique to avoid flashing folks while mounting your bicycle.



H/T to Velo Vogue and Momentum Magazine.

4 Comments

  • saimin
    June 16, 2012 - 9:42 am | Permalink

    This is the same women who last year claimed that a New York cop harassed her for biking in a skirt. I believed her than, but now I’m thinking that that story as well as this video are just publicity stunts for her bicycle company (which is named in the video’s title).

  • June 16, 2012 - 2:12 pm | Permalink

    Seems like a lot more work than a step-thru/mixte. but maybe that’s just me.

  • June 17, 2012 - 10:10 am | Permalink

    • You know the NYPD’s gonna stop her for being too distractingly hot. #BikeNYC

    I saw some of these bikes at that very shop (Hudson Urban Bicycles).  Very interesting design, with integrated lighting.  There is a step-through model as well.

  • June 17, 2012 - 8:54 pm | Permalink

    Until I saw this video, I never understood the reason step-thru bikes used to be called “girls bikes.” (I suppose they still are.) I always thought it had something about keeping the top tube away from sensitive lady parts — but I never quite thought that was a satisfying explanation.

    What a silly thing to worry about. I know. I know. But there are so many ways you can unintentionally “expose” yourself to someone going to the trouble of looking. It makes me sad that we live in a world where people are so painfully self conscious that entire products are altered around Victorian modesty.

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