By Yokota Fritz
I took some photos over the weekend of the Dirt Series women's mountain bike skills clinic in Santa Cruz at the invitation of local travel writer Karen Kefauver. Karen's a real sweetheart, a lot of fun to be around, and very enthusiastic about everything she does. She faceplanted into a sandpit while racing at the Sea Otter Classic the other weekend and laughed through the whole episode.
I'm just a hack with a blog and a camera, but Karen is a professional journalist who does research, checks facts and takes notes. She told me Olympic medalist Jill Kintner was at this clinic and asked me to take photos of her.
"Okay," I say. "Where's Jill at?"
Karen, with a completely straight face, tells me, "Jill is the real pretty one. Bye!" and then Karen goes back to her group for more mountain biking instruction.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I am in a field surrounded by 60 athletic, stunningly beautiful women on bicycles, and Karen tells me to find "the real pretty one." Uh huh.
By Yokota Fritz
I saw Valerie at the GT Bicycles booth with the Aerostream cruiser bike and asked her to describe the benefits of this bicycle. GT Bicycles Aerostream bicycle has some nice features differentiating it from other bikes in the cruiser bike category.
Valerie was kind enough to demonstrate some of the features of this bike:
Gates carbon belt drive
Shimano 3 speed hub
Efficient and smooth rolling 700 x 47 tires
Women's model (shown) has a front basket for Valerie to store her pom poms. This front basket has a collapsible frame which is cheaper to ship (lowers dealer cost)
Men's model has rear racks and panniers.
Unique rear triangle design eliminates the usual bolt off triangle used in other belt drive designs.
Lightweight aluminum frame is stiffer, less clunky and lighter than your standard beach cruiser. Valerie let me ride her bicycle and I can report that it indeed provides a very nice and smooth ride.
As you can see, just sitting on the GT Aerostream automatically makes anybody at least 14% hotter. This is what Valerie looks like off of the bike:
...And here's another photo of Valerie on the GT Aerostream:
Your mileage may vary.
Valerie also tells me that REI is now selling this bike and absolutely loves it.
By Yokota Fritz
39 year old superstar Jennifer Lopez completed a half-mile swim, 18-mile bike ride and 4-mile run yesterday in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon -- her first -- in a time of 2 hours, 23 minutes and 28 seconds.
Other celebrities who swam, biked and ran in Malibue include Amanda Detmer, Nicholas Gonzales (who looks like a runner), Jon Cryer (who looks tired), James Denton, Matthew McConaughey, Brittany Daniel, Estella Warren and Eliza Dushku. Even real athletes like Anna Kournikova and Amanda Beard were among the 2,000 people who participated.
We see a *lot* of Specalized bicycles among the Hollywood celebrities! Here's Eliza Dushku with what looks like a 2007 but brand new Specialized Ruby Comp (Compact).
By Yokota Fritz
Something cycling advocates occasionally talk about is that the overwhelming majority of bike commuters seem to be men. Some areas measure the success of their bike promotion efforts by the proportion of women to men out riding their bikes.
I've always assumed it was a matter of risk assessment, that women who feel less safe are more inclined to drive rather than expose themselves in the open. Natalie Ramsland, the bike builder at Sweetpea Bicycles in Portland told me something this morning that really gave me food for thought.
I suspect that the broader scope of women's responsibilities (work, caregiving, schelppin') plays some role female ridership. It's easier to be the heroic bike commuter if you've got somebody else picking up the drycleaning and shuttling Johnny off to soccer practice. It seems that too often that somebody is female.
This is certainly true in my family; while I'm busy self-righteously saving the planet, my wife is busy running errands and taking care of the household.
It's time for me to be a little more appreciative of my wife and to evaluate how I can contribute more to the household, I think.
By Yokota Fritz
I've posted these photos of the Swobo Del Norte already, but I figure it's worth a repeat with the hundreds of Swobo fans visiting me today. Here's Erin riding the new Swobo Del Norte singlespeed bicycle.
The Swobo Del Norte is an all steel singlespeed bicycle for urban riding, complete with fender and rack mounts. This is a pre production bike and the saddle got loose (hence the weird angle), but otherwise this bike will come equipped as pictured for $679. The 130 mm flip flop allows for a quick conversion to fixed gear, but you'll need to add your own cog to the fixie side of the hub.
The Del Norte is named for the Del Norte ferry boat that runs between San Francisco and Larkspur in the North Bay. See Del Norte product details at Swobo's website.
Here are some more photos of the Specialized Angel -- click on the image to view large. If you like this post, please share it using one of the buttons below (Digg, Stumbleupon, Facebook, Del.icio.us, CycleCluster, email).
A big thank you to Ken Conley for sharing his Tour of California photos. He'll be up on Mount Hamilton for today's Stage 3. It's cold and rainy in the South Bay right now. While race officials have an alternate route ready, weather forecasters don't expect snow or ice today. The inclement weather also hasn't stopped many fans who are already lining up on Sierra Road to watch the cyclist zoom into San Jose this afternoon.
By Yokota Fritz
For Fashion Week in New York City, DKNY says to "Explore Your City" on bike. DKNY informs fashionistas of the benefits of cycling by noting New York's high population and flat terrain make it an ideal city for cycling; informing people that May is Bike Month in New York; DKNY stores in NYC are distributing free bike maps.
DKNY also will give away what they describe as a "custom folding bike," which turns out to be a Huffy painted in a DKNY color scheme. (Since when did Huffy have folders?)
Photo: "DKNY Pro Bike Campaign" from Amanda Ford in Brooklyn.
I guess I should point out that none of the female bike commuters I encounter ever look like the fashion models pictured here. They mostly look something like me -- you know: a little bit dorky, wrinkly clothes, wripped and oily pant hems, smelly bike gloves, yellow jacket, helmet hair, a little sweaty -- they just usually have longer hair than me. I sometimes run into sanguine cuties like Emily though, too.
By Yokota FritzMegan is a cyclist in Texas. She likes guns, Panda bears, polar bears, fixed gear bikes, and short fenders. This is her dog, Pie.
Here are a couple more adorable dog with bike photos.
Some might accuse me of pandering to those who hanker for cute pet photos, but really I'm just following industry trends. Sickenly cute pet photos is almost the definition of a succcessful blog, and besides I'm just following CycleDog's lead, here. That's the ticket.
(Click on photos for captions and photographer info)
By Yokota Fritz Many women I know prefer the more "feminine" look of skirts and dresses even while cycling; my wife is one of them. In the San Francisco Bay Area, I see a handful of women who dress up for work and ride their bikes in their office wear. One in particular I see almost every day dresses fashionably and rides to and from the office on an old white Peugot 10 speed. Even in her straight skirt on a bike with a top tube she manages to ride demurely and confidently.
A common way to stay modest is to wear bike shorts or tights under the skirt. Byron the Bike Hugger posted some links to handy tips for the ladies who might want to ride a bicycle in a dress or skirt. Pauline seeks to excite onlookers with her advice in Happy Woman Magazine in which she advocates stretchy, short skirts. Lisa offers somewhat more practical advice for the more modest cyclist at at the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. She suggests an elastic band on the thigh to which you can safety pin your skirt to prevent wind-blown exposure. The Guardian notes that long skirts become short skits and short skirts become shorter skirts on a bike. Darcy writes she can ride in anything with no fear.
I'm glad to see more and more people who see cycling as an activity that can be done in any kind of clothing.
Top photo: "Santa Cruz Cyclist" by me. Bottom photo: "Kirsty" by Hen Waller. See also the excellent Velocouture pool for many more photos of stylishly dressed cyclists.
Chanel has apparently announced a $12,000 city bike as part of the fashion house's 2008 spring/summer collection. So far, only fuzzy black-and-white images of this bike are available, which features black leather saddle and saddle bag, 8 speed hub gearing on a *cough* "lightweight" 36 pound bike.
Although the Chanel bike features fenders and a chainguard, Chanel last summer also introduced jeweled pant clips to keep your pants from getting caught in the chain.
Bat for Lashes is the stage name of British songwriter, musician and multi-media artist Natasha Khan. She studied film and music at university, both of which strongly influence her work. I copied that last sentence from a blog somewhere because it's so inane. Enjoy.
I forgot to mention earlier that Doc Logan posted this video too.
There's been a surge of traffic to Cyclelicious of people apparently searching for nude photos of Navy officer Shery Lynne White on a bicycle. They were finding Paul Tay's comment about Sherry Lynne White's interview at military.com. Paul posted his own Sherry Lynne White thoughts at his site (with a patriotic themed photo).
Anna Terheim is a young, pretty Swedish singer and guitar player with short blond hair and sad eyes who sings sad songs about loneliness and lost love. You can watch Anna ride a bicycle through village streets and rural tracks around Gotland in her music video "To Be Gone."
By Yokota FritzNatalie Gulbis is a budding star in the Ladies Professional Golf Association. She can smack a ball 500 yards down the fairway and have it land in the green, but she can't ride a bike. From an interview with ESPN.
On the other side of that, what do you ultimately suck at?
"Riding a bike. Instead of using the brakes (when I was a kid), I just jumped off. I suck at riding bikes. Hopefully someone can show me how to ride properly and how to use the brakes!"
"When I started riding a bicycle, it took me -- like I did it every morning like 6 o'clock in the morning, trying to ride a bike. And then after I started riding the bike, I didn't even ride the bike. I don't know if I could ride the bike right now. So I just stop after I know how to."
Wie doesn't ride a bike because it's too easy or too boring?
If you like foot photos, you'll want to check out this blog: "Come here! I want to show you something!" This car-free photographer has literally hundreds of photos of Chicagoland from the perspective of footwear. She writes:
I have not owned a car for 7 years. I live and work as a Design and Marketing manager in the city of Chicago. I ride one of my three bikes to work and most other places I go every day, year round. If I'm not on a bike I'm walking and every now and then publicly transport myself around town. I'm originally from the Detroit area which is very car friendly, bike unfriendly. I chose to live in Chicago because of Lake Michigan and spend a lot of time on the shoreline bike trail.
I asked her why she takes photos of her feet.
I've been blogging the shoe thing for almost a year. It started out as a little challenge to myself: One or two photos a day of my shoes/feet. I have always been intrigued by ground level perspective, and well, I like shoes and have a lot of them so the whole thing seemed like the easiest and most personally interesting concept for a daily photo challenge.
Lorien Haynes rides a bicycle
Looks like a Phat Cycles cruiser: http://www.phatcycles.com/
Thank you Melanie -- I'll trust you on that because I can't find on the website what the headbadge looks like!
Dirt Series: She's the pretty cyclist
Oh, I feel so, so bad for you! Haha!
That is REALLY unfortunate. I for one appreciate the sacrifices you endure for those of use who are less blessed. Did you ever sort out which one was Klitner?
For the record, all the women that weekend were gorgeous! I thought Jill had a special glow about her that day. Also, I confess it was the first Olympic medalist I have met and been coached by!
GT Aerostream city bike
Outstanding review! I hadn't noticed how much improved the bike made her. But wow!, what a difference! Well done!
"Valerie let me ride her bicycle and I can report that it indeed provides a very nice and smooth ride."
I bet she does...
I'd notice the bicycle if the model weren't hot like napalm!
You are so funny! I'd better get one of those bikes, I'm looking a bit bedraggled lately. Seriously, that's a great looking bike, and less parts to rust compared to older 3-speeds. I wonder if the basket can be purchased separately?
Huh, what bike?
Oh wait, now I see it.
"provides a very nice and smooth ride."
Did you mean a "swoopy" ride? I imagine that comes from the exaggerated fork rake.
Wait a minute! Are you saying that if I ride that bike I'll look like Valerie? 'Cause right now I look too much like the other model, you know, the Elvis impersonator in spandex.
Oh, the horror!
Jessica Alba rides Velib
Jennifer Lopez on a bicycle
These may be the first photos I've ever seen of celebrities wearing bike helmets.
So much wrong with that shot though. A loose fitting shirt, shoes with STRAPS, etc...
Team estrogen had fun with the photo, too... I b'lieve the heading of the first post was delight that hey, in some contexts *anybody* can look like a dork!
The heroic bike commuter
Tis true, I imagine - but it is also about prioritizing life - and making choices that allow for commuting and building schedules that are realistic while striving for human powered transport - the family that needs to drive 30-50 miles a day for work, school, play, and extracurricular activities will have a hard time transitioning to bikes and feet - but choices that align shopping and errand running for weekends or 'off' days, scheduling and choosing services closer to home, and in extreme cases living where 'you want to be' - make it all easier.
But, I've had it easy - I've worked from home or within a mile of home at my own office for the past 4 years - and now I'm transitioning to full time child care with only a small amount of work mixed in to balance the family budget. So I'm the male, and I'm the one out on the bakfiets (or one of my other rides when I don't have a passenger) with the little one doing the grocery shopping, library visits, and runs to the post office, bank, and hardware store. Yes, it will get harder when she gets older, for sure - but raising a little one who thinks getting to school by bak, and eventually by her own steam is 'normal' will go along way to allowing her to make those choices in her own life. (thats the theory, of course... - but she might rebel, love fast food, fast cars, video games, and trips to the mall)
Its not easy, for sure. Lack of fitness, a newborn, and a really icy and late spring start have certainly complicated our transition - but now that warmer weather is here I'm feeling the human powered life starting to unfold again. Yes, there are car trips - some of them needless, for sure - but little steps, and little circles can make a big difference.
Nice link and interview, thanks for sharing.
-Mike "Can we get rid of at least one car now?" in VT
I think this is true. When I organized a Bike to School Day at our high school, the female teachers were the most vocally supportive,but they couldn't participate because of their familial responsibilities like dropping kids off at day-care and things like that.
As I help out with some of that, my bike commute days are also limited. Good to bring up these issues...
Says it all when the tag is
It's okay, boys.
One of our local intrepid cyclists went back to driving when she and the kiddos were simply too close to becoming a grease spot.
It is a worthy challenge to coordinate some of those errand-&-chld aspects into the cycling lifestyle.
...thought provoking post, fritz...natalie seems real on the ball & i've admired her work since i first saw some of her framesets...
We still have a long way to go. Maybe if the role were switched. Gals might be self-righteously saving the planet. Guys might do the schlepping, the cleaning, and the shopping? Naaaaaaah. Forget it.
...bottom line, the family as a 'unit' is contributing in a positive manner even if one has to drive while one rides...obviously it's not always practical to take care of all the business on the bike...
...& some working couples like my friends john & annie w/ their two kids, here in fairfax, both work in the city & alternate turns sharing the car tasks & riding to work...i applaud their efforts...everything gets done, they both stay in great shape & the family unit leaves a smaller footprint on the planet...
Dude, don't fool yourself. You're not saving any planets. :-)
"Maybe if the role were switched. Gals might be self-righteously saving the planet. Guys might do the schlepping, the cleaning, and the shopping?"
It's worth it... http://littlecircles.blogspot.com/2008/04/this-is-how-we-roll.html
The average bike commuter's reaction to my bike wishlist is "that's crazy, you don't need all that!"
I'm not super strong. In town, I don't need many gears. 3 covers it quite handily, even if I'm fully loaded. On some of my out of town trips, I need more like 6-8. So I want an internal gear hub for low maintenance (and so I don't need a special winter bike). The male commuter response is "but internal gears are expensive!" Yup, and so is replacing your cassette and crankset every winter or two.
I need to carry Stuff. Mostly food, which is pretty dense. Library books and exercise equipment get pretty heavy too. So I want a bike that can handle at least 50lbs of cargo. The typical male response is "but you can't possibly eat that much!" Well... when you buy rice in 25 lb bags, getting up to 50lbs is pretty trivial. And when you're feeding 2 carfree people, they eat a lot. If they believe me on the weight, they assume a trailer is a cure all.
And of course, I need to be able to carry the bike up and down stairs. Locked, indoor storage in the basement. Carrying a bike and trailer up and down stairs twice a trip is not high on my list of daily activities. I'm never sure whether I'll have a 20 lb load or a 50 lb load during errands, so if I went with a trailer it'd be a daily companion.
Oddly enough, I have had a helluva time finding bikes that meet my specs. Seems like bike designers make many of the same assumptions that male commuters do.
@emily Have you considered the Xtracycle? (http://www.xtracycle.com). It has a handy handle (sort of) in the middle to lug it with... not super light but with the right bike it's not bad. You always have the 'potential' for cargo without a lot of extra. I rode one around the country and then just made it my commuter because it's fast AND a cargo bike... works well with kiddos too!
Family Cycling is the future of getting more people riding... the bike movement has grown up... and now it has kids!
Which reminds me... today is Kidical Mass!!!
http://www.kidicalmass.org@emily Have you considered the Xtracycle? (http://www.xtracycle.com)
Extracycle is out (along with things like cargo trikes) because of the stairs. The clearances are fairly tight, and even a regular length bike will try to knock me over. Not good, especially if gravity is giving the bike a hand. I had to rule out a Batavus for the same reason... it's too heavy and I wouldn't have been able to control it on the stairs. (and yes, I've found a couple bikes that should work :). Should be able to pull the trigger within the next month or so.)
It was a really interesting search, because men in particular would assume that certain solutions just *had* to work. Things that are problems for me (like handling the bike on stairs) just aren't a problem for my partner. An extra 8" of height and 50 lbs more muscle seems to go a long way to making problems go away *g*. So I can see why men figure some bits are easy. For them, they *are*.
It opened my eyes to why so many women use cars. The kinds of things I need and want on a bike aren't cheap, but they aren't very glamorous either. Makes it a hard sell, especially if your partner is standing next to you insisting "you don't need that!" and you've never ridden a bike for transportation at all... and are socialized that spending money on your "toys" is bad. Making the jump to "my bike *is* my car, not a toy" is hard.
Emily (and anyone else, in case Emily has already found her perfect car-bike):
You sound like my boss, who has a Breezer. I don't know which year or model, but it's purple and has the U-frame. She rides it everywhere, and I've seen her heft it under one arm with a carrying basket full of reference books. (She's a smallish woman.)
Maybe that helps?
Swobo Del Norte
...& just in case anyone wonders, the saddle was loose (thus the angle) on this pre-production model, & the lovely erin was headed back to the swobo office to fix it...
2008 Specialized Angel
...pretty girl, but i think the original angel looked more, well, angelic...
...but, hey, some people like the look of sloping top tubes even if i don't...
where the hell are they getting these girls, the former Eastern Block?
I agree, last year's angel was much cuter.
And I do believe this year's is Polish or something like that.
The 2008 Costume for Angel was done by Bbeauty Designs Costumes www.dreamcostumedesigns.com . A series of 8 costume combinations will be seen over the next few days.
This is so wrong, they're having asian looking girls for the podium
The Angel seen at this year's Tour of California is from Spain, but I have seen her at the Vuelta and Giro too. She has been around awhile. I love her! She has spunk--the last girl seemed kind of plastic. But yes, everyone to there own bike geometry....
I am just trying to find out who the Angel's bodyguard is....now she was angelicious.
I prefer the former angel, Jana Ireton, to the 2008 angel. I also believe Jana looks more angelic.
DKNY orange bicycles
I noticed that second picture while I was looking through my wife's Elle magazine over the weekend. I didn't even notice who the ad was for though. I guess I was just too focused on the picture to read the copy.
these ladies would look totally anonymous on the bike lanes of copenhagen...
zakkalicious is right. I have lived in Amsterdam and one often sees tall, blonde Dutch girls (like the Danish girls in Copenhagen) dressed in business or going-out clothes on their cycles - and men in suits.
But one also sees older - and rather heavier - people of both sexes, and where I was staying, many immigrant Dutch wearing Muslim or African garb on their bicycles.
It is a stunt, and I'm twice the age (and half the height, broader in the beam...) of those models, but it is perfectly possible to do a short commute to work in normal clothing. Usually people ride to work in the early morning, so if you get sweaty, it is usually on the way back home to a shower. (you can simply change your top and "freshen up") upon arrival if you are in a warm climate where the heat comes earlier.
Biking with my dog everyday is one of the things I look forward to. Here is a blog post with a video link to us biking together. http://188.8.131.52/wordpress/?p=322
Man, I hate to say this and risk hacking off those of you who ride with your dogs on a leash -- but I hate to meet up with people doing this. It's bad enough trying to get by pedestrians with their dogs on retractable leashes. You may think your dog is always going to be predictable ... but it isn't and someone is going to end up getting hurt.
My feeling, anyway.
...warren t...it's like ice skating on kids nite...you plan your pass to no avail cuz nothing could be more unpredictable than dogs or kids...while there is a certain beauty to that aspect of life, it can be totally dangerous...
...ps: not many dogs ice skate (anymore)...
warren t, I understand your comment. I use a sprung harness device that keeps my dog quite close to my bike and the leash isn't taking any of his pressure.This keeps him close and secure without interfering with my ability to control the bike. I mostly ride in my neighborhood at night, and it's the perfect thing to burn off his excess engergy. Even when my medium sized dog does something erratic, our forward momentum is enough to minimize it, and keep us moving in the right direction.
The main thing that I see as a risk, is unleashed or stray dogs running up to us as we cruise the neighborhood. I have had to deal with it several times, and am always on the look out.
Additionally, if I ever do go on the bike path, I pull over when ever I am approached from behind or pass someone from the opposite direction. It's a courtesy that is much apprecitated.This post has been removed by the author.
I'm a bad, bad man. I apologize for leading you so far astray down this blind alley filled with...damn! What did I step in?
Here are my two Fritz - although 3 weeks after the photo was taken they go to big to both fit in the same basket. http://annejovi.blogspot.com/2007/10/slutting-around-dogs-get-mobile.html
me and pie are so honored! thank you we ride all the time -- he loves bikes and cyclists!
Skirt and bicycle
Welp, I'm glad that cyclelicious doesn't skirt important cycling issues. I prefer not having the swooping skirt stuff myself.
Siouxsie Sioux, I imagine downstate Illinois might be getting a bit chilly now, but do any students at UIUC bike in skirts?"I'm glad to see more and more people who see cycling as an activity that can be done in any kind of clothing." And that goes for guys, too. Neon Lycra has its place, but when people assume they must wear "cycling" clothing, it's another excuse to ride less or not at all. I've got drawers and closets full of great bike clothes I wear every day, and none of it came from a bike shop.
I love to ride my bike in skirts. I accomplish it by wearing anything I would normally wear, but I use a step through bike and I have a nifty little device called a skirtguard which keeps my skirt from getting caught in the rear wheel spokes or rear brakes. As far as I know, skirtguards are difficult to find in the U.S. (particularly after-market add-ons) but one of my cycling friends told me she was going to order one from www.theubanbicycle.com
I ordered mine from London and ended up spending way too much money on it (international shipping + weak dollar), but it was still worth it.
Anyway, with those two things, I never worry about riding in a skirt. If I'm wearing something that is very short, I just wear leggings to prevent any excessive exposure.
It seems that every 5 - 10 years some or other fashion house in Paris or Milan discovers the bicycle. Just like auto manufacturers who periodically stick a folding bike in the boot of their latest lemon. What always amazes me is how lazy the ad/marketing departments are. Always, it seems, just as in this case, the seat will be on an odd angle and other accessories (here, the headlamp) will be poking off somewhere else. Aesthetically eugh! And these guys are supposed to be style gurus? They should at least spring 15 bucks and get an LBS to assemble the bike before the photograph it. Could be worse. They could be hawking gold plated Segways.
Not quite gold plated, but here you go.
San Francisco cyclist photos
Short skirt and shimmery tights
Haha. Aren't we all just bastions of originality.
Let's see ... mix some Bjork with Phil Spector and throw in a little Ditty Bops (the cycling, of course) and you get this!
I like the Ditty Bops, too. Less angsty.
Sherry Lynne White
AMAZING! Good grief, PERVERTS. There are NO Sherry Lynne White Playboy nude pictures or pictorials on C-liscious either.
GET OVER IT, jackass.
No, there are NO Ivana Trump nude pictures or playboy pictorials here either.
What kind of perverts would go to C-licious for pirate clips of Max Hardcore doing Asia Carrera anyways? I give up, people.
Kirsten Gum non-nude
Dude, just watch your stas now... you will have visitors looking for her. I promise...
I've never seen such a shameless attempt to drive up traffic! Next, you're gonna tell us you have naked pictures of Bob Roll, and if we DON'T visit, you'll mail 'em to us!
Please do not do that. I'll behave.
Speaking of Bob Roll . . .
You don't even want to KNOW about the pictures of Bob Roll I'm in possession of... they still haunt my dreams.
A good story about her....
She is friends with an old bike shop owner/boss of mine. She came into town on her way to a race and her seat sucked. So I sold her one of my seats.... which she loved
There's a great chance Kirsten Gum is riding the seat still that my bare ass once touched.
If you changed out seats, I'll give you a million dollars for her used bicycle seat. She is Hot!
i must find Kirsten Gum nude or topless pics to post on my free site http://massageparlorreviews.freeforums.org she is so sexy and a perfect big fake rack!
Interesting fact : Kirsten is a friend of an old employer. She came in one day down here in Charlotte, NC talking about her bike and bla bla. She ended up walking out with a saddle off one of my bikes as hers had been causing her issues and she had a huge ride planned around some race she was commentating. Moral of the story... Kirsten Gum is riding my saddle still
well she saved that saddle from hell...lol..now its in heaven ...oh yea ...
Anna Ternheim bicycle video
Natalie Gulbis on a bicycle
Michelle Wie on bikes