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Strida and skirt

by Richard Masoner

I’ve mentioned previously that the unique design on the Strida 5.0 folding bicycle prevents anyone in a skirt from riding the bike because the top tube slopes sharply up directly in front of the saddle.

True story: The skinny redhead sashayed into my office this morning and saw the Strida leaning against my desk. “Oooh, zat is very cool,” she said with her German accent. She immediately pulled it out into the hallway to try it out.

“You can’t ride this bike with a skirt on,” I told the redhead.

“Oh nonsense,” she replied as she hiked her skirt up to her hips and bunched the fabric up on the saddle as she hopped on the Strida. The redhead is my height so the saddle adjustment was just fine as she pedaled down the hallway and back. “Oooh, zis is so much fun!”

So if you don’t mind showing a lot of thigh, the Strida can indeed by ridden by those who wear skirts and dresses.

Read more about the Strida 5.0 folding bicycle. I’m at the Sun Eco Summit right now where attendees are oohing and ahing over the Strida.

 
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15 Responses to “Strida and skirt”

  1. getinlost says:

    Um… A picture is worth a thousand words.

  2. Jay says:

    Tall, skinny redheads riding bikes in the hallway…Is your company hiring?

  3. matthew says:

    pics or it didn’t happen.

  4. Ghost Rider says:

    +1 for pics…as folks say on the various forums: “this thread is worthless without pictures!!!”

  5. keith says:

    The tease without the picture allows us to picture whatever we like…
    The real picture may frighten or disappoint?

  6. Fritz says:

    Sorry, guys, I’m not taking photos of my colleagues to post here.

  7. Tim Grahl says:

    Yeah you bunch of pervs… there’s no way he should post pics of his coworkers online.

    Fritz, just send those straight to my inbox :)

  8. Dingbat says:

    Where do I sign up to sell ‘em?

  9. Quinn says:

    IM with Keith, no need for pic, that’s what being an employee at a LBS is for :P

    on the other hand, Fritz, I like your integrety, respecting a lady, too little of that now days!

  10. Michael R says:

    Fritz, isn’t the photo decision best left to the redhead?

  11. Fritz says:

    Even asking her would be workplace harassment, all. “Can you lift your skirt again so I can take your picture? A bunch of my friends on the Internet want to see you demonstrating the possibility of riding a Strida in a skirt. They all wear kilts and want to see how it’s done.”

    Yeah, right.

  12. getinlost says:

    There is enough material in a kilt to remain modest on a bike. Thank you very much! :P

  13. Michael R says:

    Fritz,

    Well if you ask “that” way (#12) of course it’s harassment.

    Consider: “I’ve posted online this bike and skirts don’t go together.” (pause for her to disagree) “Really? How about a picture to demonstrate your point?”

    If she agrees, then you review the photos together to choose a suitable one.

  14. Coffee Joe says:

    not on a Strida, but here’s a few pics:
    http://www.ski-epic.com/amsterdam_bicycles/

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