bike riding

General discussion of skirt and kilt-based fashion for men, and stuff that goes with skirts and kilts.
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I want to thank everyone for your suggestions and encouragement. The past couple days have been wonderful as the weather has been warm and sunny. Wearing a shorter skirt(14") has made it much easier for me to get on the bike, by being able to spread my legs wider and not have to tip the bike over so far. Not been as many people out walking. This weekend will be warm so many people will be out, so I will be able to show off my long legs and work on my tan.
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When wearing a short skirt - remember to wear some degree of modesty gear - preferably the padded type for comfort.
Sitting on a spike (seat) is not comfort - spreading that seat out and padding it is best - either the seat or the gear or both.
"Kilt-On" -or- as the case may be "Skirt-On" !
WHY ?
Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !
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seeing it's been a wonderful last couple day's. Enjoying the outdoors was called for. And seeing my kilt arrived from
http://scottishkiltshop.com, This seemed like a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors. I have been wearing and enjoying it more, but haven't yet got the courage to wear it in to a store yet, but I ll keep trying.
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Go for it. You'll be hard pressed to get anybody to even notice that, looks like any bloke to me! :)
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Good advice from partlyscot. My bike seat is set at a height so that at bottom-dead-center of a pedal, my knee is only slightly flexed, and at top-dead-center, the thigh is still angled downward, and the skirt's hem remains low enough to assure coverage. I have ridden in short (40 cm/16 in), straight, stretch miniskirts -- they don't catch the wind, and don't ride up excessively. I've had no startled reactions from passers-by, rather, I have had friendly greetings. In any case, I always wear appropriate underclothing.
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Ah, the classic "omafiets", so called because it's what grandma used to cycle on. Except this one is an e-bike and missing the skirt guard so it's not suitable for long skirts. This bike also doesn't require lifting the leg up very high to get on which is helpful for skirts. This is basically standard for e-bikes, since it turns out the 80yo men also have trouble lifting their legs up over a crossbar.

With respect to the initial problem, don't worry about. Yes, every now and then you see a student cycle past in a mini-skirt with brightly coloured panties. It's just a wardrobe malfunction, no-one cares. They probably just didn't get enough coffee that morning (or they're on the way to the beach and put their swimwear on beforehand).

It's just like wearing skirts in general. Look like you're owning it and people won't care. And if they do, you have quite a head start being on a bike :)
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by Gusto10 » Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:26 pm

Such a bike may be the solution:
https://www.fietsenwinkel.nl/popal-dail ... 2021-dames
Indeed, though you are paying a premium for the 'classic style' when the world of e-bikes has so greatly broadened (no pun intended) that there are many many options that will perform wonderfully skirted or not. Here is a link to one -- but not so much to recommend a particular bike but note that the source Electrek reviews e-bikes daily and has hundreds on its site.

https://electrek.co/2021/04/09/new-scor ... and-range/
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It's just like wearing skirts in general. Look like you're owning it and people won't care. And if they do, you have quite a head start being on a bike :)
Thank all for the compliments. It's been such a joy to ride these past days, as it's been sunny and warm out. And looking down and seeing the shadow of the hem flapping in the breeze as I zoom along :D

I went into to food store( very nervously) for the first time, and was surprised at the compliments I got. Definitely turn my nervousness away. Getting more brave to venture out more.
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