The Girl with the Stilettos and Cross Bike


This photo has been making the rounds on Facebook, and I thought I’d share it here.

Just because we hammer, doesn't mean we can't still girl-it-up.

The woman who posted to it FB thought it might have originated in Sweden, which just goes to show you that not only do they have The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but also The Girl with the Stilettos & Cross Bike–a woman who may prove to be even more mysterious than Lisbeth Salander.

At any rate, I fell in love with the photo and thought it did a few wonderful things, like:

  1. Empowered women to ride
  2. Empowered riders to still be feminine
  3. Laughed really hard at itself
  4. Enjoyed life just a little more than everyone else
  5. Set the example for having some FUN.

But it got me wondering…..is it harder to ride with those things on, just like it is harder to walk?  Are those heels any good in the sand?  Could this new piece of equipment give rise to a new category of cyclocross racing?

That’s a race I’d like to see.  Where Mavic and Jimmy Choo compete for sponsorships.

–Karen

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When I was 10, I used to think I was the bionic woman.

4 responses to “The Girl with the Stilettos and Cross Bike”

  1. bgddyjim says :

    You’d have to imagine that, in a sport where millimeters matter, adding two inches would throw of the old cadence a bit – it sure would look awesome cruising down the road (depending of course) but that’s gotta hurt. Cool pic.

  2. Karen says :

    See #5.

    This is why I love cross races so much because people let their hair down and get playful :)

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