Most people are shocked and amazed when they see me riding a bike in high heels. This was even more so when I went on a 40 mile ride with a group of 50+ people this weekend. 75% of which were dressed in spandex, many in full "kit", a bunch on expensive bikes and some more on very expensive carbon fiber bikes.
I showed up in a v-neck white t-shirt, navy blue shorts, 3" slip-on heels and a 25 year old, 34+ lbs, 3-speed, vintage Schwinn Collegiate with a Brooks B17 saddle.
I proceeded to drop every single one of the cyclists on the ride. Yes. Even the ones in full kit with carbon fiber bikes. The looks on their faces was priceless because minutes earlier I was receiving very snotty and vaguely hostile looks (and comments), many from the women. Most of the men were just amused and a bit bewildered, trying to figure out whether I was actually riding with them or just lost like the gentleman pictured below in the blue kit and new $3,000 full carbon bike!
I dislike "bike-elitist-wannabes". You know, the guys, and some girls, that think that having an expensive bike makes them "better" than someone with a less expensive bike or have the false assumption that having an expensive bike will somehow make them a better, faster, stronger cyclist. I laugh:
It's not the bike that makes the cyclist. It's the cyclist that makes the bike!
I chuckle to myself and say, "You go ahead and keep dropping $$$ on your carbon rig and I'll keep dropping your ass, in HEELS, on a old 3-speed Schwinn". Gotta love bike snobs getting owned by a chick in heels on a vintage bike. LOL! ;)
At the end of the ride we stopped at a Taco stand and had some great food. I had chorizo, fish and tofu tacos. The tofu and chorizo tacos were my favorite.
It was great seeing all those bikes jumbled together as we lined up and scrambled to get some food. Did I mention how much I love bikes, all kinds, and cycling? :)
After finishing my taco, I headed to the beach. Even though it had been overcast, very humid and threatening to rain all day it was still a great ride and a nice day to sit out on the beach just watching the waves and the seagulls...
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