As a woman, I love this, mostly because it took until my late 20s to realize that stick skinny legs were not actually great legs. That legs with a little muscle and curve are great legs! It's a beautiful picture and a beautiful point.
Ever since I was old enough to care, I've strongly held the belief that New Yorkers have the best legs of anyone. My personal theory on the matter is that it has something to do with both public and private transportation being so expensive in the city. I'm joking, of course, but I'm also kind of not joking.
Such a stunning picture…she's so chic and sporty at the same time. And I can testify to biking as a good means to amazing legs…once I started using it as my way of commuting, I definitely noticed a huge improvement!
I really love cicling, but it has not the same results on me! I love your blog, you take a personal point of view of the world you are living in!I think that Your pics are artistic, narcissist, but naive in the same time… I hope to meet you one day somewhere… kisses from Italy p.s. I bought your book and I have definitively enjoyed it
Great photograph. I love to see people biking down the streets of NYC. She looks great, even matches her bike. How come New Yorkers always seem to match even their bikes? I think it comes down to a fashion thing. One of the other readers mentioned winter, yes she is wearing transitional colors. I think everyone is kind of pushing it this year. The styles are so fun for fall, nobody wants to wait!
Great shot. Methinks in this case biking is better for your eyes than her legs. She's blessed with great genes overall. (And where are the complainers on this one? Look! She's not wearing a helmet! Call the helmet police!)
I love these comments! I live in Paris and my then boyfriend loved the women, who also ride their bikes with skirts, so much that he wrote tribute song to them, called "Une fille Ă bicyclette." It's in french but at the end he cries, Merci, Merci Bertrand to the Mayor of Paris, Mayor Bertrand Delanoe!
There is something irresistibly sexy about women on bikes. It's such an appealing mixture of elegance and sensuality. As childish and innocent as they first look yet they're such an artistic expression of the tensioned muscles describing round shapes.
She'd probably be a wonderful dancer, if she's not one already. She's got great "point" as they say in the ballet world. Perfect tan, not too dark, sensually muscular, smooth, amazing. It's great that we can all go gaga over this, even in a world over-saturated with porn.
I love seeing photos of all these stylish women and men riding bikes, but wish desperately that they would all wear helmets! Sure, they may not look cool (though some companies are trying to fix that) and probably will mess up your hair, but wouldn't it be nice to drastically reduce your risk of brain damage or possibly even death? C'mon, you're riding in NYC, with the craziest drivers around. Give yourself a fighting chance to survive a bicycle-vehicle accident!
This blog is about style, not about health risks (or health politics).
Why all these up-tight comments about people not wearing helmets on bikes or (eeek! scandal!) smoking?
And didn’t you notice: Life is kinda dangerous…
Since this is the summer of BP's oil spill, I vote that this photo be splashed on billboards, tvs, movie theatre screens, etc. across the U.S. to get more folks on bikes. (As anyone who rides one to work in a skirt knows, you get treated like a freak for doing it.)Bravo, Scott!
To Anon. regarding her big calves…my wife is former Ford model, with strong, athletic-dancer muscular legs like this woman, its all about proportion, skinny model legs or well-muscled. These are leg-model legs and HOT!!!!!!!If you got 'em flaunt them!
I was just looking at this blog, which i do almost every day, and a friend of mine walked by and said "hey nice photo, who took it?" assuming it was me in the photo (same legs and hair, he said)
and after that, and reading all of the comments i felt really, really flattered. i've always felt very insecure about my body and muscular legs, even though men always liked them very much. this is like a reality-mirror for me.
By the way -Miss HK- Guy at work saw this photo, your comment and my message to you and agrees, "any woman with legs like that should be happy,isn't that why the stairmaster was invented? I just want to squeeze them!" 'nuff said, and said well.Be Happy.
I love bike pics and this one is no exception BUT even though helmets are bot that stylish it bothers me that no one in these bikey pics is ever wearing one. Here's my challenge: can you find someone on a bike IN a helmet who looks great? I've seen some bikers in equestrienne helmets and that was pretty cool…
Though this does make me miss old NY/downtown where only the bike messengers and chinese food delivery bikes were brave enough to pedal around town. The city is too soft and gentrified. She looks suburban.
Yea! Strong and sexy! Reading comments from readers who thought their own strong legs were "big" or "chunky" makes me sad, though… honestly, how could powerful, well-defined, well-proportioned, sculpted muscles be seen as anything but beautiful?
I didn't realize how much one beautiful photo (and reading people's comments on it) could so drastically boost my self-confidence. I have legs like this woman and always envied those girls with skinny legs…I guess I needed to see them on someone else to realize they're beautiful and strong!!
Biking about 15 kms (also uphill) in Budapest, now for more than 4 months every day, I can tell you, it does change muscle tone. When I rode just once in a while, there was no change, doing it regularly, it made a big difference.
Great picture though, I totally agree.
I also love guys on bikes, those great calves standing up on their bikes.
Perfect shape indeed, very retro pin-up. She could go on the side of a WW2 fighter plane exactly as she is in the picture. Nice to see a woman not looking like she's made of broomsticks in a fashion picture.
She is gorgeous and her legs look athletic, but I'm pretty sure her legs aren't as "big" as everyone is suggesting. Don't foreget, photos make a people look heavier than they really are, so in real life I'm pretty sure her legs are quite slender. I love her hair.