Hey everyone - taking a break from working on a written exam... and I'm wondering - what the status is for the new Dames on Frames?
Also - I have a piece idea - it came from reading a Pezcycling piece.
My piece would be about feeling as safe as you can feel or as you want to feel on your bike - from OUR WTF perspective.
Perceived safety or perceived danger? Another interesting concept that I'll save for another day.
In fact, as I think about this and Saturday's bike clinic and other things discussed within Grease Rag, amongst various bike feministis, and other people I know, I think this could be a subsection in DAMES....
Like - Lucy could write a piece about some self-defense moves on the bike (might you be willing????)....
Lee could write a piece (yes - Lee being ME) on how to feel as safe as you want to feel on your bicycle (bike handling skills, knowing where to ride on roads and trails, bike fit, and condition of your bike (i.e., it doesn't feel safe if it's super rattly as your rocket down hills or roll over potholes)).
Nickel could write a piece specifically on traffic - from the perspective of a certified instructor....
Maybe we could also have a series of quotes from all of us...
Answer these questions two.... one sentence only for each question! Ask others? We could one one page dedicated to responses to each question?
When do you feel safe on your bike?
When do you feel unsafe on your bike?