December 31, 2008


By Elisa | 6 Comments »

Hi internets. This blog is going to be a spin off (of sorts) of Triathablog, a fitness project that ends today.

I hope to write about bike commuting, riding events in town and a bit of bike fashion. This blog is open to all urban riders, especially those female riders in Birmingham, AL. I hope to get a strong female riding community started here, as it seems to be a boys club (which I love!!). The boys have their site Brocycle, and this is ours. I was going to go with Hocycle to match their Brocycle, but thought Bike Skirt was better.

Why skirt?

From Websters Online:
Pronunciation: \ˈskərt\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse skyrta shirt, kirtle — more at shirt
Date: 14th century

1 a (1): a free-hanging part of an outer garment or undergarment extending from the waist down (2): a separate free-hanging outer garment or undergarment usually worn by women and girls covering some or all of the body from the waist down b: either of two usually leather flaps on a saddle covering the bars on which the stirrups are hung c: a cloth facing that hangs from the bottom edge or across the front of a piece of furniture d: the lower branches of a tree when near the ground
2 a: the rim, periphery, or environs of an area bplural : outlying parts (as of a town or city)
3: a part or attachment serving as a rim, border, or edging
4slang : a girl or woman
— skirt·ed adjective

I thought this pretty well covers everything this site is about. Girls, on the periphery…wearing skirts!

welcome. Anyone want to go for a ride?

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  1. On December 31st, 2008 Natalie_S said:

    Sounds like fun. If only I wasn’t a suburban girl sans bike….

  2. On January 1st, 2009 Jen said:

    Awesome! I will def be checking back for updates. And if I can ever get well enough, I’d love to ride bikes with you some time.

  3. On January 5th, 2009 Scott Redd said:

    I’m from around BHM… HYT to be exact, but never bike commuted there. Now doing it in Omaha, Nebraska, longing for those mild Alabama winters.

    I don’t cycle in a skirt, but I would if I were a lady, or a little more Scottish.

    Keep biking the good ride in 2009.

  4. On January 6th, 2009 Elisa M said:

    Natalie-you can come over and borrow my bike anytime!
    Jen-let’s ride together for sure. I hope you feel better. Not riding is the worst part of being sick.
    Scott-the winters are good, although getting to work sweaty in January is strange. Riding in a kilt is an interesting idea.

  5. On February 8th, 2009 dodong flores said:

    Skirt – an excellent choice of word

  6. On May 17th, 2009 chettewynde said:

    Is it OK for men to were skirt/kilt ?

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