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What’s sexier than skinny jeans?

November 4, 2010

He's totally into her, and not because of the tights.

I’ve said it more than once, and I’ll say it again:

Cycling is sexy.

But don’t take my broken-record word for it. One look at “Cycling Chic” should convince you. Suggested to me by friend and cyclist, Tom, “Cycling Chic” is a super-hip website that promoting super-hip cycling. With a tagline of “Hold my bicycle while I kiss your girlfriend,” the site succeeds in portraying cycling as more stylish than cappucinos, more fun than iPads, and more likely than skinny jeans to get you a date.

More importantly, “Cycling Chic” makes cycling look do-able.

In the photos that color the site, there are old riders, young riders, athletic riders, and riders that look like they may have been picked last in gym class. There are riders carrying parcels, umbrellas, or children; riders going to work, to the grocery store, or to the bars; riders wearing business suits, high heels, or—a double sex-appeal whammy—skinny jeans.

The flagship “Cycling Chic” site is out of cycling-Mecca Copenhagen, but there are several other notable cities with “Cycle Chic” sites:

Please note: South Carolina just passed a ballot measure to officially establish hunting and fishing as valuable parts of their state’s heritage. If their communities can see the sexy in cycling, surely the rest of ours can.

Signing off with a “Cycling Chic” video link that will make your bike-loving heart beat a little faster.

Car-freely,
Amy

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 4, 2010 12:59 pm

    Skinny jeans are awkward. Just sayin’. Bikes are definitely more sexy.

  2. avaerewyck permalink
    November 5, 2010 11:03 am

    Yah, certain body types just aren’t skinny-jean-friendly. But there’s a bike for every body!

  3. Melanie Evans permalink
    November 7, 2010 9:43 pm

    Hi Amy – Unrelated to skinny jeans……thought you’d enjoy the blog post of this guy. He’s planning to circumnavigate the globe mostly by bicycle.

    http://www.moleskinerie.com/2010/11/because-it-is-there.html

    ME

  4. pawl permalink
    November 8, 2010 3:18 pm

    hottt
    wish I was that chic. I’m totally choosing function over form. durability over style.

  5. avaerewyck permalink
    November 8, 2010 4:14 pm

    Thanks for the link, Melanie. I can’t wait to check it out!

    Pawl, I think the street design, traffic awareness, and cycling culture in Europe allow riders to value form and still function well. There was a passage in “Pedaling Revolution” about how they’ve designed their streets, their bikes, and their lifestyles to allow them to hop on and start riding, no matter where they are, where they’re going, or what they’re wearing. Sigh of jealousy.

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