On her bike : Why women won't ride

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Re: On her bike : Why women won't ride

Postby roshea » Wed 06 Apr 2011, 3:37 pm

cp123 wrote:she doesn't have a bike at all and the type of bike she does want is a "poodle" bike.

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Re: On her bike : Why women won't ride

Postby Atom Ant » Wed 06 Apr 2011, 6:42 pm

blybo wrote:
pepe wrote:BTW someone needs to figure out how to get massive heavy school bags on bikes. Then a lot more kids would commute by bike.

Tablet PCs will eventually fix that issue I believe.

Daughter's school started a netbook programme this year, but all of the text books are still dead trees. At the netbook information night, a parent asked why the texts were not available electronically, and the response was that the school hadn't even thought about that.

However, I don't think tablet PCs will solve the problem of transporting a saxophone.

Daughter likes her road bike, but would rather die than be seen by her schoolfriends riding it. However, she has said she wants to ride the Moulton to school, because it exudes coolness.
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Re: On her bike : Why women won't ride

Postby baudman » Wed 06 Apr 2011, 7:10 pm

Atom Ant wrote:However, I don't think tablet PCs will solve the problem of transporting a saxophone.


Saw a Kona Ute go past with a cello (?) on it on Monday. 8)

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Postby PiledHigher » Wed 06 Apr 2011, 8:38 pm

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Re: On her bike : Why women won't ride

Postby Atom Ant » Wed 06 Apr 2011, 10:18 pm

baudman wrote:
Atom Ant wrote:However, I don't think tablet PCs will solve the problem of transporting a saxophone.

Saw a Kona Ute go past with a cello (?) on it on Monday. 8)

I agree, there are ways of carrying musical instruments on a bike already - I just don't think a tablet will make it easier.
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Re: On her bike : Why women won't ride

Postby cp123 » Thu 07 Apr 2011, 12:31 pm

i can't manage my work backpack and my bagpipe box though.... maybe i could just take them out and strap em to my back - i'd look like a cycling octopus... :P

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Re: On her bike : Why women won't ride

Postby baudman » Thu 07 Apr 2011, 12:38 pm

Atom Ant wrote:
baudman wrote:
Atom Ant wrote:However, I don't think tablet PCs will solve the problem of transporting a saxophone.

Saw a Kona Ute go past with a cello (?) on it on Monday. 8)

I agree, there are ways of carrying musical instruments on a bike already - I just don't think a tablet will make it easier.


http://itunes.apple.com/ar/app/saxonote ... 77701?mt=8 :lol: :wink: :roll:

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Re: On her bike : Why women won't ride

Postby Sette Budini » Fri 08 Apr 2011, 9:51 am

cp123 wrote:i can't manage my work backpack and my bagpipe box though.... maybe i could just take them out and strap em to my back - i'd look like a cycling octopus... :P

:lol: My nomination for funny post of the year

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Re: On her bike : Why women won't ride

Postby cp123 » Fri 08 Apr 2011, 12:48 pm

really? :shock: you must be really desperate. :P :lol: :lol:

Wednesdays I have band night straight after work. Can't carry all the junk on the bike so ashamedly say i public transport it those days. I don't want to buy a cargo bike just for my wrapped up octopus....


Mind you - someone did say to me once... I thought bagpipes were just for fat old men in skirts. Well, not quite... but i know i'm not yet a bagpiper, just a badpiper.

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Re: On her bike : Why women won't ride

Postby Canuck » Fri 08 Apr 2011, 1:18 pm

cp123, you're obviously not to the level of this bagpiper yet...

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Re: On her bike : Why women won't ride

Postby cp123 » Fri 08 Apr 2011, 1:27 pm

no - i reckon i'd be lying in a ditch dead. but i'd have a helmet on! :lol:

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Re: On her bike : Why women won't ride

Postby Canuck » Fri 08 Apr 2011, 1:52 pm

cp123 wrote:no - i reckon i'd be lying in a ditch dead. but i'd have a helmet on! :lol:


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Re: On her bike : Why women won't ride

Postby cp123 » Fri 08 Apr 2011, 2:12 pm

that would just go splat and goopy and mess up my hair ... :lol:

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Re: On her bike : Why women won't ride

Postby baudman » Fri 08 Apr 2011, 3:24 pm

SWMBO's Brooks B.67S finally just arrived at our (not so L)BS.
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Re: On her bike : Why women won't ride

Postby baudman » Mon 11 Apr 2011, 10:52 am

Talking with SMWBO on the ride yest.

I mentioned the above 'frog' comment. She said that she's been taking mental notes of riders on her commute, and the numbers of women have really swelled this summer, and beyond. She also said that the majority were on stepthrus or relatively sit upright bikes. And most in 'everyday' clothing. She even took a count on Thursday, because it was so obvious. While waiting at the intersection of the CCT and Lygon Street, she counted 17 cyclists, all bar one were female.

(She took the count because the light sequence there is all stuffed up. Periods of no car traffic have the crossing lights red. When the lights go green to cross, it banks the cars up. They need to connect the crossing with the surrounding major car intersections - she's on the case).

Oh, and http://www.cnngo.com/sydney/play/cyclis ... ney-509438


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