Monday, November 8, 2010
When women rode bikes and everything was wonderful
Leili Ratti writes: "I would like to submit my beautiful mom's picture. I have this framed in my living room and people always ask if that was me with black hair. I look just like her except I have blond hair. Since the clothing always goes back in style, no one even questioned her clothing. They thought it was me. My dad took this picture of her on his motorcycle as he was cruising around with her in his hometown in Italy."
I've received a lot of photos of the early 70s of moms on bikes. They're some of my favorites. And a total excuse to complain about how my generation got the Ed Hardy end of the stick. Why don't they make bikes and the women who ride them like they used to? Now all that comes to mind is Gretchen from the Real Housewives of OC. It's not even that I want to ride a bike, I'd just really like to see a woman who looks like this on one.