Sunday, June 12, 2011

I see England, I see France...

There are many why I like biking in Amsterdam:

Cars give you right of way; pedestrians give you right of way; there are nice bike paths; distances are short; you're considered normal; there are good, practical bikes; you casually meet friend biking in the other direction...

Man the list goes on and on.

But one of the reasons biking in Holland is nice is that women have no problem peddling with short skirts.

What? They do. You want me to say it? OK: I like seeing ladies' underpants as the peddle toward me! Is that so wrong?

It might be in New York.

Oh, Jasmijn Rijcken, you have a beautiful Dutch name (don't be fooled by the "ij," it's just a long i sound--her name is pronounced YasMINE RIken), and, you know what? You are awfully cute. In this one story you've done more to make biking cool in New York City than all the members of Transportation Alternatives put together! Please keep biking!

(And notice her bike has a nifty built-in headlight!)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

In the comments:

"Let me be the first to admit that I am no fan of the NYPD and their arrogant ways but this story is pure bull. This woman is a marketing executive aka manager for a bike company. She's out to profile the bike and made up this whole story about being pulled over. Just do a little googling. Please people, stop swallowing the **** stories these second graders from the DN are writing for their theater class."

So .. (?) I've seen this frame a while back, don't remember the name (suggesting it could use some marketing. Maybe).

PCM said...

But I don't care if she was really pulled over (though I don't find it impossible to believe that cops would want to flirt with her)... It's the story I love!

Anonymous said...

woah! what kinda bike is that? It looks sweet. Sorry to hear of this woman's misfortunes, thanks for the post.