Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Biker babes

Life can be filled with unexpected peanut butter and jelly moments. You know, those organic couplings where two great things that go great together finally get together. Well, today is one of those days. You see: I like cute girls; I like the planet. Hello, cute girls helping to save the planet by riding bikes. After all, dykes do love their bikes.

Erin Daniels
Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot

Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn

Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman

Elle Macpherson
Elle Macpherson

Tina Fey
Ellen Page

p.s. Though, seriously ladies, who bikes in a dress?

34 comments:

BarbaraRyan said...

I do! I bike in a dress and I wear cute little shorts under it. :-)

lsh said...

Ellen Page looks like a young Helena Bonham Carter in that last picture.

(and like pure eye candy in that first one)

Heather said...

I bike in a dress nearly every day. Many professional women who commute via bike do. It's easy and feels great - you should try it!

Lauryn said...

Definitely love biking in a dress/skirt - in fact I rarely bike in pants! Feels very liberating especially with pretty shoes and catching the ladies' eyes on the way...

and these pics are too hot to handle! definitely going to adorn my screensaver!

kudos to the other sisters who bike in dresses too, i wish it was more of us!

;)) babs said...

me too!
I love biking in a dress or skirt, my favorite clothes in the summer!

;)) babs

Mtn Laurel said...

Is it sad that my first thought was that not one of them is wearing a helmet?

Lauryn said...

safety first ;)

;)) babs said...

LOL @ Mtn Laurel

i love my bike helmet, too!

alphafemme said...

oooo I LOVE that picture of natalie portman. she's so stunning!

also, ellen page in a dress and heels, all retro style, kind of makes my heart flutter. a little bit.

TheWeyrd1 said...

And you know the reason the bike Ellen has in the last pic is built that way is to accommodate the skirt. Though I think the better question is why is Ellen WEARING a dress??? Though, gotta say she looks pretty good in that particular style, as opposed to that one she wore to the Oscars last year...heh.

May said...

love it!

wendy said...

helmets are the new black, and the new sexy. can we promote safety for our hot biking ladies?

Lauren said...

I biked in a dress this morning on the way to work :o) No shorts, just little boy undies.

Céline said...

I do, all the time!

Laura said...

hey DS you forgot this one of zooey deschanel.. http://www.cyclelicio.us/images/zooy-bike.jpg

And biking in a dress is fine. You have to make sure you're wearing nice knickers though.

Steph R said...

I have stared at that Ellen Page (latter) photograph countless times and now it is here, in my all-time favourite blog. *le sigh*

This is a good day.

The Proper Bostonian said...

you should go to Copenhagen in Denmark, all the girls are blond and pretty and they bike wearing skirts :)

Trihardist said...

The girls at USC wore skirts (and Ugg boots) while they rode their dorky little beach cruisers. And their skirts went FLAPPA FLAPPA FLAPPA. At least, that is how my male friends liked to describe it, while making flapping movements at their crotches. Ladies, hope you're not wearing mini skirts that flap!

And Ms. Snarker, I think you should profile some real cyclist females. How 'bout some triathlete babes, or cyclocross chicks? Those girls have legs, baby!

Vikki said...

1)When I did the MS150 ride recently (150 miles in 2 days), I saw a woman in a biking skort.

2)That first pic of Ellen Page reminds me of the following pic of Leisha and Nina. The lighting...everything.

http://media.photobucket.com/image/leisha%20hailey%20%25252B%20nina%20garduno/feral_sherryl/e407e5eb.jpg

Literary Ambitions said...

That's the mark of being a true Dane - riding in a skirt!

Anonymous said...

Oh gosh, ladies on bicycles C: I'm pretty sure I was the only one at Pride Parade who was disappointed that 'Dykes on Bikes' wasn't with bicycles....
I actually bike in dresses quite often, if it's long enough or if it's folded under your seat on both ends it's fine.
Although, me being 6'1" and the bike being on the mountain variety, it's getting on and off that poses the real challenge.

Anonymous said...

You forgot Jennifer Beals biking around in Flashdance! Classic stuff :)

Anonymous said...

My girlfriend walked past Ellen Page on the street the other day! Unfortunately she was not 100% sure it was her at the time so didn't say something (though we later confirmed that she was indeed in London on that day, so now we are sure it was her). She (Ellen) was not on a bike at the time, though.

Anonymous said...

Question: do you really know A LOT of photos by heart or do you randomly look them up or what? I'm always curious as to how you can find so many different photos for such diverse themes.

Lissa said...

I bike in skirts and dresses with sandals, on a cruiser that's all about fun and relaxation -- keep the helmet for extreme athletes and traffic dodgers. :)

Norma Desmond said...

Personally, I have never biked in a dress. Somehow, it just seems like a bad idea...

Nina said...

Ah, I was going to suggest Copenhagen myself. Many many pretty girls riding bikes in skirts. ;)

Anonymous said...

Pretty much half the women in Copenhagen bike in dresses, actually. And heels. I mean, not me... but lot's of them do!

Susanne said...

Page in a dress on a bike!? Where was I?!?

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