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Old August 17th 20, 05:29 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Joy Beeson
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I've got a new one: I can ride my Trek Pure Crank-Forward
Semi-Recumbent (pedal-powered wheelchair for short) without sticking
band-aids on my face.

I can even wear a niqab instead of my surgeon-style mask, because the
PPW doesn't go fast enough to blow it around. I haven't tried the
headband-style niqab yet, mostly because it's gauze and wouldn't keep
enough sun off my incisions. I should complete a double-layer linen
niqab tomorrow; perhaps I'll try it then. [I did; it works.]

Old news: I can back the PPW without dismounting. I can *walk* it
without dismounting, but it's more comfortable to walk beside it and
use it for a cane: the deep notch makes it possible to walk with the
handlebars in front of me.

I can ride it while wearing an ankle-length skirt -- but I have to
wear black pedal-pushers instead of frilly white drawers. I *could*
keep the skirt down, but it's more convenient to pull it up to my
knees.

I think. I haven't worn a skirt since April.

And, knock wood, I've always been healthy enough to walk to church.
(Maybe it's because I haven't been catching colds or anything.)

I can ride the PPW on a walkway. But I dare not ride *anything* on
the MUP, or walk either. It's only ten feet wide, nobody wears a
mask, and nobody steps to the side.

I did use the Heritage Trail the first time I went out without
stopping anywhere. When I got back, I undressed into the washing
machine and took a shower, and washed my hair in peroxide. Also, the
plague hadn't quite reached this county yet.

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Found this hanging out in my drafts folder, can't think of anything to
add.

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some Northern Indiana, Upstate New York, Florida, and Hawaii
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Old August 18th 20, 02:56 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
John B.[_3_]
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On Mon, 17 Aug 2020 12:29:59 -0400, Joy Beeson
wrote:


I've got a new one: I can ride my Trek Pure Crank-Forward
Semi-Recumbent (pedal-powered wheelchair for short) without sticking
band-aids on my face.

I can even wear a niqab instead of my surgeon-style mask, because the
PPW doesn't go fast enough to blow it around. I haven't tried the
headband-style niqab yet, mostly because it's gauze and wouldn't keep
enough sun off my incisions. I should complete a double-layer linen
niqab tomorrow; perhaps I'll try it then. [I did; it works.]

Old news: I can back the PPW without dismounting. I can *walk* it
without dismounting, but it's more comfortable to walk beside it and
use it for a cane: the deep notch makes it possible to walk with the
handlebars in front of me.

I can ride it while wearing an ankle-length skirt -- but I have to
wear black pedal-pushers instead of frilly white drawers. I *could*
keep the skirt down, but it's more convenient to pull it up to my
knees.


Or perhaps the classic "Bicycle Suit". Dated perhaps but you might
turn it in to a new fad :-)
http://yesterdaysthimble.com/wp-cont...unch_1895v.jpg

I think. I haven't worn a skirt since April.


Here, trousers are almost de rigueur for every day wear for the ladies
and a long, ankle length, wrap around skirt would be common for formal
wear.



And, knock wood, I've always been healthy enough to walk to church.
(Maybe it's because I haven't been catching colds or anything.)

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Cheers,

John B.

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Old August 18th 20, 04:04 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Joy Beeson
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On Tue, 18 Aug 2020 08:56:05 +0700, John B.
wrote:

Or perhaps the classic "Bicycle Suit". Dated perhaps but you might
turn it in to a new fad :-)
http://yesterdaysthimble.com/wp-cont...unch_1895v.jpg


I do wear the knickers! Never on the BSO, of course.

I wonder about keeping stuff in those pockets; they would bounce
around a lot when pedalling. And the skirt is long enough to catch on
the saddle when mounting a top-bar bike. I suppose the mini-skirt was
managed the same way I manage my floor-length skirts, without the need
to pull it up before sitting down.

Pity the picture doesn't show what sort of bike the lady would ride.

Yesterday's Thimble is a cool website; I have bookmarked it.

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joy beeson at centurylink dot net
http://wlweather.net/PAGEJOY/
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Old August 18th 20, 05:07 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
John B.[_3_]
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On Mon, 17 Aug 2020 23:04:36 -0400, Joy Beeson
wrote:

On Tue, 18 Aug 2020 08:56:05 +0700, John B.
wrote:

Or perhaps the classic "Bicycle Suit". Dated perhaps but you might
turn it in to a new fad :-)
http://yesterdaysthimble.com/wp-cont...unch_1895v.jpg


I do wear the knickers! Never on the BSO, of course.

There is an example of how the English language changes from country
to country. In the U.K. "Knickers" are "Panties" in the U.S. and
Knickers in the U.S. are "Plus-Fours" in the U.K. :-)

I wonder about keeping stuff in those pockets; they would bounce
around a lot when pedalling. And the skirt is long enough to catch on
the saddle when mounting a top-bar bike. I suppose the mini-skirt was
managed the same way I manage my floor-length skirts, without the need
to pull it up before sitting down.

Pity the picture doesn't show what sort of bike the lady would ride.

Yesterday's Thimble is a cool website; I have bookmarked it.


The Bicycle Suit seems to date from about 1895 and "safety bicycles"
were pretty much the rage by then, I believe.
https://bikehistory.org/history/1895-1900.html
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Old August 18th 20, 06:42 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Joy Beeson
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On Tue, 18 Aug 2020 11:07:50 +0700, John B.
wrote:

The Bicycle Suit seems to date from about 1895 and "safety bicycles"
were pretty much the rage by then, I believe.
https://bikehistory.org/history/1895-1900.html


A safety feature that actually made it safer to ride! The mention of
it makes me nostalgic for the days when I looked for updates to my
programs with the intention of buying them, rather than being alert to
fend them off.

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joy beeson at centurylink dot net
http://wlweather.net/PAGEJOY/

 




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