Re: [CR] Attracting women with bicycles, or not


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Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 11:13:10 -0800
From: "Jim Merz" <jameshmerz@gmail.com>
To: Michael Shiffer <dennisflange@gmail.com>
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Attracting women with bicycles, or not


We,ll, if you have this question figured out (what attracts women), I'd be very curious to hear about it. I have no clue even after all these years.

Jim Merz Big Sur CA

On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 11:03 AM, Michael Shiffer <dennisflange@gmail.com>wrote:
> Quoth Mr. Kohler, "Personally, I think a Rose Colnago would be more of
> chick
> magnet..." It is hard for me to imagine any bicycle, in any color, being a
> chick magnet. The only exception that springs to mind is a tandem with one
> winsome, wispy hipster rider. If I were one I'd ride nothing else.
>
> My daughter had the following experience a couple of years ago: astride her
> fine old orange Lejeune track bike in Philadelphia in the wee hours of the
> morning, she paused for a stoplight outside a bar. A young lady, leaving
> the
> saloon, saw Isis, ran up and enthusiastically embraced her while announcing
> to no one in particular and to her male escort's obvious discomfort, "I
> LOVE
> fixie chicks!"
>
> This is the only incident of actual bike-induced chick magnetry I have
> heard
> of, and I don't think it is quite what PK had in mind.
>
> Bicycles have featured in my own romantic life, but not in so direct a
> manner. My wife claims to have fallen for my bicycle-sculpted legs & rear
> before giving consideration to the rest of the package. Again, it wasn't my
> pearlescent Olympia she was hot for, just the job it did on me. She was
> only
> 17 at the time, and must be forgiven her youthful preferences.
> --
>
> Michael Shiffer
> EuroMeccanica, Inc.
> 114 Pearl Street
> Mount Vernon, NY 10550
> (914) 668-1300
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