this.why the hell does anyone care? Ride your bike as you see fit. I don't think the way i ride a bike is particularly "masculine"; i just ride it. I've seen plenty of women bomb the a-line at the local trail system with the boys, and had no clue it was a "she" until she took off her helmet. Gender, in this context as with many others, is a bit of a myth.
Yup, I agree. Add to that the "I just don't care what other people think" stuff. And really, I am out there for ME, not for other people.One of my favorite things about getting older has been becoming more confident in myself as a woman. I know who I am and what I've got going on.
I, on the other hand, want to stay upright and not lose too much skin in the process Looking good, and style, are secondary to survival.I don't think about looking pretty doing a rock drop, gap jump or steep rooty section ... I want to feel badass and strong and give it my all. I like get dirty and sweaty.
Not many whistles here on the trails but in cities I've gotten that. Somehow the trails are pretty sparse here when I can break away from work. After working in an otherwise all male body shop if someone calls me dude I don't even bat an eye. Better than being called chicky or girlieI was just happy he could tell I was female. I get called "dude" a lot on a snowboard.
Don't know and...
:checks: Hmm, nope....and if so, do you care?
PSA to any photogs out there: