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    How to look chic while cycling to work

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    The UK Times explains it all for us.

    Apparently you need Anna Sui boots and an extension on your home to store your excess clothes and shoes.

    I do like the word "pootle" and plan to use it frequently.

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    Seems like an awful lot of expensive fussing to me.
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    Wow..some people..one of the women, Christina, the account director, said she has 25 dresses that she rotates for workwear. She wraps her dress for the day in tissue paper before putting into bag.

    man, it's enough for me to make sure I have a clean plastic bag to put my workwear into pannier when bike commuting. (Actually I do save up a few nice clean plastic bags that didn't transport groceries initially.)

    But I never had 25 dresses in my lifetime..at any given time. I did use to wear much nicer dresses a few years ago after getting off bike and before starting work. I still have them..if I can fit them. Hmmmm. hard for me to throw them out since I sewed them.

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    It never cease to amaze me the amount of fuss some people can make out of getting dressed, but I am happy that even fashionistas can make bike commuting work for them.

    But that one chicky had a bike that weighed 4,5 kgs!! *drool*
    Winter riding is much less about badassery and much more about bundle-uppery. - malkin

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    "To keep warm, I wrap myself up in a three-quarter-length Vivienne Westwood coat. If itís raining, Iíll just wait for it to stop, but we donít have that many downpours. If itís spitting, Iíll wear a beret, and thereís an amazing Japanese hairdresser around the corner where I can go for a blow-dry if I need it. "

    I started to deconstruct this but it's already such a wreck I'll let it alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen View Post
    "To keep warm, I wrap myself up in a three-quarter-length Vivienne Westwood coat. If itís raining, Iíll just wait for it to stop, but we donít have that many downpours. If itís spitting, Iíll wear a beret, and thereís an amazing Japanese hairdresser around the corner where I can go for a blow-dry if I need it. "

    I started to deconstruct this but it's already such a wreck I'll let it alone.
    Ever watch "Absolutely Fabulous"? Now I'm imagining Edina on a bike.

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    I carry my clothes in a kayaker's dry bag... not so chic, I would guess. Of course the very first day I rode to work it poured rain so hard it was raining up, down and sideways.... my messenger bag didn't stand a chance and did leak (don't think it has since). Since I transport my camera back and forth I'd purchased some dry bags already - not willing to take a chance with it. I was happy and my clothes were dry when I got there.
    I actually like wearing skirts at work, they take up much less space in my bag than pants, but I have a fairly active job, so I usually save the skirts for days I know I'll be mostly at my desk. I leave my shoes in my locker and I shower at work. I don't ever blow dry my hair (I have naturally curly/dry hair so not unless I'm going for the bozo the clown afro look....) and I don't wear makeup, so getting ready is pretty easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redrhodie View Post
    Ever watch "Absolutely Fabulous"? Now I'm imagining Edina on a bike.
    Smoking
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    Quote Originally Posted by redrhodie View Post
    Ever watch "Absolutely Fabulous"? Now I'm imagining Edina on a bike.
    What about Patsy.... who needs a helmet when you have a hairdo as solid as that...
    "Sharing the road means getting along, not getting ahead" - 1994 Washington State Driver's Guide

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    Just shellac it before leaving the house
    Winter riding is much less about badassery and much more about bundle-uppery. - malkin

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    2008 white Nakamura Summit Custom mtb/Terry Falcon X
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    Hmm..... I wonder if that trend will lead to Prada or Coach making bike handle bar bags. How about Jimmy Chu clippless shoes? IIRC didn't Burberry team up with a British bike company to create a designer bike that looked like an Oma with some tricked out accessories?

    I can't find a picture of it but I did pull this up on the search:

    http://www.celebuzz.com/billy-zane-b...berry-s57161//
    How's that for showing up in style?!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by redrhodie View Post
    Ever watch "Absolutely Fabulous"? Now I'm imagining Edina on a bike.
    Too funny!
    Everything in moderation, including moderation.

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    I've stopped cycling in heels as I was ruining them all.

    Maybe that's why I haven't got any.

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    I find dresses are great for work when bike commuting because they take up VERY little room in the bag!

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    Some people have too much time on their hands...
    Be yourself, to the extreme!

 

 

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