Great Gear for a Rainy Ride: The Wander Wrap

I was still living in Spokane when I crossed the tipping point between fair-weather rider and all-season rider. This meant building my collection of gear to make it a little more comfortable to ride on cold, wet, or snowy days. There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad gear, right? Boots with wool socks […]

Back Some New Bike Fashions from Iva Jean

It’s time to highlight some new items in development at Iva Jean, the Seattle-based bike fashion designer. I’ve been eyeballing their rain cape for some time now–and have a lot more reason to get one now that I’m living in Seattle with its lovely moist winter. I’m excited to see the new Reveal Skirt, Two-Way […]

Fat Girl on a Bike

First post by new occasional guest blogger and generally awesome woman Andrea Parrish–Spokane-based co-owner of Savor Sweets and Hydra Creations, photographer, and all-around netgeek. What I generally think when I hear the phrase “bike commuter.” Photo taken in Portland by me. The image of a bike commuter, especially one with true bike style, is often […]

The Skirt Scoot: A Key Maneuver

Skirts can be easier to ride in than pants, but they have their dark side. Read on for a little Twitter discussion I was reminded of the other day. (Note for those who aren’t on Twitter: When someone replies to a tweet the original appears above with the reply below in this format, so you’ll […]

What to Wear for Your Bike Commute? Clothes.

I’ve whined a bit about the constraints found in office-appropriate clothing that isn’t designed for biking. Honestly, though, if you have a reasonably short ride many of the things in your closet will work just fine. Trust me—this is not about Spandex (although it’s pretty slimming, actually). You do not have to rush out and buy special […]

Women’s Clothing for Biking that Doesn’t Look Like It’s for Biking: What to Wear, What to Wear

The post that started it all…. The weeks and months of accumulated frustration that led to this post (which originally appeared on my personal blog in September 2010) also led, fairly directly, to the launch of this blog and my idea for bike fashion shopping events to bring some products to Spokane that aren’t otherwise […]

Riding in Skirts: Today’s Reactions

Any of you who ride in “girl clothes” have heard this: “You ride in that?!” Today’s outfit—flowered skirt, little white sleeveless tank because the sun finally came out and we hit around 64 degrees, black blazer because I knew it would take a while to get to 64 degrees—elicited a variety of reactions that I just have to […]

The quest for the intersection of Style and Comfort