how to look good on a bike

My dear friend La Bonita Sonita is coming to visit and the Bike Bestie has arranged that she have a loaner Brompton. This, in my books is basically the best thing anyone can do for you on a bike. Like, loan you one in a new city. Sadly, La Bonita doesn’t feel she has the panache to pull off the folding pushie, which I basically consider the height of fashion.

She should check out The Work Cycle. They have no problems with a folding bike.

Or she could check out Tiffany Cromwell, Australian rider for Orica-Greenedge who took out a truly impressive stage win for the Giro Donne. 8 mins, 100km on her good and ownsome. If you’ve got the time, she’s got the motion and someone is finally putting this on youtube. And others on women’s cycling fever. But still, no Italian. Luckily for me, I understand Groupo Compacto. And I did not hear groupo compacto once in this stage.

This is looking good on a bike.

That said, I will not be sending Sonia to take advice from Peter Sagan as to how to look good on a bike, because I appreciate that her definition of good is purely aesthetic and not determined by being precocious and talented and potentially having the stupidest line cross glory dance I have ever seen (see 1min 53sec).

And, because clearly I have no time for sprinters, I won’t be interested much in Peter either.

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By Eleanor Jackson

Eleanor Jackson is a Filipino Australian poet, performer, arts producer, cyclist, writer, gal about town, feminist, freewheeler, and friend.


  1. hi helmet lady, I found your blog quite by accident, but I find it quite charming. Just thought I would say hello. Also, how do you manage to watch the ladies cycling? Do you torrent coverage?

    1. When I am in P-erth we can go riding! Thanks for dropping by…


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