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Bike Who?

  • So, who is BikeSkirt?

    Elisa
    As soon as Elisa pushed the pedals after a too long break from riding, she knew life would never be the same.  You know how sometimes you find something that feels just so right…like you were born for it?  Riding a bike feels that way to this somewhat clumsy, long legged, wild child.  The daughter of 2 wandering, former hippy parents, Elisa grew up on the back of a motorcycle, was denied TV and video games, but read like a fiend and was constantly being told to “get your butt outside”. She now has to be forced inside, still eschewing TV for epic rides and good conversation.  Elisa is a lover of tattoos, tea, Vans (the shoes), skirts, beautiful bikes, climbing hills and finishing each ride with a good meal.  She also loves hanging with the boys, but needs to ride with the girls sometimes to stay sane.
    In addition to being a bike commuter, Elisa is also a reader, writer,
    Cheap Woman (www.cheapwomen.org) artist, friend, sister, aunt and daughter.  She is currently figuring out how to make money doing what she loves and trying to helping to run a Bike Co op in her spare time.   Still not sure where life will take her, she is certain she will get there on the saddle of her bike (currently a vintage Bottechia named Freddie Mercury).

    you can contact Elisa at elisa@bikeskirt.com

    Anna
    Like most folks, Anna learned to ride a bike at a young age and enjoyed countless summer days traversing the neighborhood in search of adventure.  However, as years passed and other interests came and went, the bicycle took a far less prominent role in her life.  That all changed one day when she ran across a tired old mountain bike and realized that commuting the short distance to work would be far more enjoyable if traveled on this two wheeled steed.  After a few years of riding on and off, she was ready to commit and bought a bike of her own.  It was a magical moment, and she hasn’t looked back since.
    Besides being a bike rider (she currently rides a Lemond tourlamet and a Peugeot Isrean fixed gear), Anna considers herself a Bici member, reader, traveler, community member, tea partier (not politically! she loves actual tea parties!), musician, life long learner, npr lover, scientist, maniac…

    you can contact Anna at anna@bikeskirt.com

    Why Skirt?
    From Websters Online:
    skirt
    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

    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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