Real cyclists wear fishnets

I thought the Portland cycling fashionistas and hipsters would enjoy this article from the Guardian, a UK newspaper. It’s been making its way around cycling websites. Here’s an excerpt:

“I find that wearing fishnets on a bike significantly reduces your chances of being killed. Not because everyone wants to protect your fabulous legs, just because people notice you’re there, if only because they’re thinking, “What’s that idiot doing in fishnets? She’ll only catch them on her gear set.” Drivers who’ve noticed you rarely try deliberately to kill you.”

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

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