Jenny and her Univega

8 6 7 etc. Jenny rides her fixed gear Univega bicycle on San Fernando Street, downtown San Jose, California.


(Confidential to my neighbor Rich: Yes, her name's really Jenny.)


What do you think? Is Jenny Cyclelicious?

  • Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious 6y

    It's worth over 1,000 views so far. I should take more photos of helmetless kids on bikes with cigarettes.
  • Adrienne Johnson 6y

    OK. $5 to whoever brings me the trifecta, first- cell phone, cigarette and kid (of course, no helmet).
  • Hugger Industries 6y

    with Keds.
  • Jym Dyer 6y

    ... and not abiding by the principles of Ve-hick-ular Cycling™.
  • Adrienne Johnson 6y

    That goes beyond trifecta : )
  • Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious 6y

    I'll keep my eyes open for your trifecta, A.
  • jkl_cycle 6y

    Haven't been back here this week and I'm cracking up at the progression of comments. Amsterdamize - that first cellPhone photo is EXACTLY what I mean, as well as open-toed heel sandals, WOW she's nearly got the trifecta right there! :D

    I can recall seeing some Japanese early-morning commuters with more than the trifecta, for example once I saw in a crowded suburb of Tokyo: man riding on sidewalk in the rain with no helmet while holding a cigarette, umbrella, cell phone AND dog leash because he was walking the dog at the time. What a multi-tasker.
  • Amsterdamized 6y

    Ok, then I can tell you: DON'T visit Amsterdam, or the Netherlands for that matter, 'cause you'll have a massive difecta heart-attack...;)

    You just have to know that people here are in tune with cycling as they are with walking. Fill in the blanks. It's just what it is, apples and oranges, it's very very different here. Bicycle infrastructure across the board and a whole country on two wheels will allow anything, withOUT road wars, wagging fingers, indignation and all that jive.
  • Amsterdamized 6y

    For instance, how are you going to get all your flowers home? By car? Nah.

    Say It With Flowers

    Or enjoy ice cream with your daughter? :)

    The Art Of Utility Cycling
  • meligrosa 6y

    Im posting to keep me posted on A's trifecta! well it is the states, she can do whatever she wants on a bike, eerrrr... right?! I'd probably totally would too, but i quit smoking :P haaa!
  • Mario 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called InternationalFixedGearRiders, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • jkl_cycle 6y

    Amsterdamize: I *have* been to Amsterdam, as well as all over the Netherlands, and given that cyclists don't have to fear getting run down by a car at every second, they do have the luxury of treating cycling like walking. Not the same everywhere though. Regular commute home from work can cost you your life around here. I don't suppose you see stories like this weekly in Amsterdam:
  • Amsterdamized 6y

    I'm well aware it's not the same, jkl_cycle, but do you remember how this comment thread progressed? The wagging finger and all, about what can and can't be done on a bicycle? My point was, no matter where you are, you can't foul people for being who they are while on a bike. Just the fact that you don't find it safe to bike with one hand, doesn't mean she can't. It's also her own responsibility and judgment.

    We also know those stories, not every week, but they still happen. But that's the whole gist. In the 50-70's we were at the same place Seattle or other US cities are now, and people got fed up by the dangers. So the Dutch changed their ways and worked to minimize the risk as much as possible, which needs continuous attention. The linked story proofs that, imho.
  • Hugger Industries 6y

    Amsterdamize understand your points on helmets and bike safety. We may not agree, but the points are valid and debatable. Where I think we don't agree is cigarette smoking. I don't think you or anyone can argue that's healthy and safe, if you are indeed arguing that. It's a long thread.

    In the US, we are a judgmental people. I guess the same freaky thing we have with porn and sex, comes from our Puritanical roots -- our ancestors wore tall hats with belt buckets on them after all. We're quick to judge everyone else but ourselves of course. People can ride how they want and we've never got on a soapbox about that on Bike Hugger, but second-hand smoke ya know kills people.

    Helmet Deniers I get. Tabacoo Deniers? I mean, c'mon.
  • Amsterdamized 6y

    bikehugger, im not arguing that smoking is healthy, its all about the judgmental stuff, while i generally think more highly of Americans. It falls in place with the helmet debate, regardless of pro/anti, the countless stories of cyclists being yelled at from cars or sidewalks for not wearing one (while legal), this perpetuous cycle of social pressure and scolding doesnt exactly help getting or keeping on their bikes. Lastly, second hand smoke harm doesn't really apply outdoors, i'd be more worried about car emissions. Peace.
  • Hugger Industries 6y

    Right. Got it. I invite you to write a post for us on this exact topic. Let me know.
  • Adrienne Johnson 6y

    Danger! Danger, Will Robinson!!

    I have seen pictures of one armed riders with comments about how cool they are. So I don't think this has anything to do with riding one handed and everything to do with smoking, which is a personal choice that is still legal to make. She is still doing more for her personal health and safety with the cig. on her bike than she would be if she was in a car.

    Cycleicious for sure! It is about the girl on the bike, after all : )
  • cyberick 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called I LOVE MY BIKE ♥, and we'd love to have this added to the group! And, join today.
  • farissshafee II 5y

    great capture
  • MAD MAN 3y

    Thank you for sharing your outstanding Bicycle ArtWork. Wonderful captured.

    Switzerland is small, beautiful and in some ways just different: License Plates for Bicycles!
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