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

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Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 11:48:05 -0800 (PST)
From: "devon warner" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Attracting women with bicycles, or not

Guys, As a woman, i will give you all a clue: i like (and i think most women like) to see a guy on a bike who looks like he rides a lot and loves it so much that he takes good care of himself so he can ride alot. that, and i love very good race bike tastes. i am not impressed by guys who look out of car windows at me on my bike. i have to say that until recently most guys have not even noticed my good taste in bikes and i have only had one guy ever who was smart enuf to see that i like bike parts much better than flowers and smart enuf to know what sort of bike parts he should give me on my birthday. so i guess that means i don't understand the opposite sex either, unless they really like nice, steel race bikes... i have no idea why there aren't more women and men like us! what is wrong with people?? don't they like fun?

btw: acquiring a bike never repels me unless it is, in my view, an unworthy
devon warner
san francisco, CA USA

----- Original Message ----
From: Scott Gabriel
Sent: Thu, January 20, 2011 11:26:38 AM
Subject: Re: [CR] Attracting women with bicycles, or not

I know how to repel a woman. Just mention acquiring another old bicycle. Works like a charm on my wife.

Scott Gabriel
Cape Cod

--- On Thu, 1/20/11, Michael Shiffer wrote:

> From: Michael Shiffer <>

\r?\n> Subject: [CR] Attracting women with bicycles, or not

\r?\n> To:

\r?\n> Date: Thursday, January 20, 2011, 2:03 PM

\r?\n> Quoth Mr. Kohler, "Personally, I

\r?\n> think a Rose Colnago would be more of chick

\r?\n> magnet..." It is hard for me to imagine any bicycle, in any

\r?\n> color, being a

\r?\n> chick magnet. The only exception that springs to mind is a

\r?\n> tandem with one

\r?\n> winsome, wispy hipster rider. If I were one I'd ride

\r?\n> nothing else.


\r?\n> My daughter had the following experience a couple of years

\r?\n> ago: astride her

\r?\n> fine old orange Lejeune track bike in Philadelphia in the

\r?\n> wee hours of the

\r?\n> morning, she paused for a stoplight outside a bar. A young

\r?\n> lady, leaving the

\r?\n> saloon, saw Isis, ran up and enthusiastically embraced her

\r?\n> while announcing

\r?\n> to no one in particular and to her male escort's obvious

\r?\n> discomfort, "I LOVE

\r?\n> fixie chicks!"


\r?\n> This is the only incident of actual bike-induced chick

\r?\n> magnetry I have heard

\r?\n> of, and I don't think it is quite what PK had in mind.


\r?\n> Bicycles have featured in my own romantic life, but not in

\r?\n> so direct a

\r?\n> manner. My wife claims to have fallen for my

\r?\n> bicycle-sculpted legs & rear

\r?\n> before giving consideration to the rest of the package.

\r?\n> Again, it wasn't my

\r?\n> pearlescent Olympia she was hot for, just the job it did on

\r?\n> me. She was only

\r?\n> 17 at the time, and must be forgiven her youthful

\r?\n> preferences.

\r?\n> --


\r?\n> Michael Shiffer

\r?\n> EuroMeccanica, Inc.

\r?\n> 114 Pearl Street

\r?\n> Mount Vernon, NY 10550

\r?\n> (914) 668-1300