Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on May 15th, 2008 at 4:33 pm
The sun is out and Portland’s streets are full of signs that summer is fast approaching — including this fantastically flowerly dress I spotted on my way to a meeting today…
This woman and her dress are so great to see for a lot of reasons: It’s finally warm enough to go strapless, it’s a sign that she feels comfortable riding through the city in heels and a dress, it shows that biking fashion can go far beyond lycra and gore-tex, and it just reminds folks that anyone — even someone who’s all dressed up — can hop on a bike.
I tried to catch up with her to introduce myself, snap a few more photos, and try to explain I’m not a freaky-bike-lane-lurker, but I could barely keep up! She must have been late for a very important date.
One last comment…if biking in a dress is your thing, don’t miss the Pretty Dress Ride/Art Hop Bike Parade on Alberta tomorrow!
[By the way, if you’re waiting for my Sho Dozono interview and mayoral race analysis I’m sorry to say I haven’t been able to put it together yet. I need a larger block of time for it than I’ve had in the past couple of days. I plan to work on it tonight for publication tomorrow.]