February 01, 2016

Pretty in Pink - Not!

With reference to a Facebook promo for a Z800 Lady Edition at BikerWorld, German Bloggeress Mo complained about the manufacture's lack of phantasy in design. Why pink? And so much of it? Ladies want their choice of colours, a good fit, plus protection, not a Barbie outfit. 


But many companies in the two wheeled universe still seem to assume that products specifically designed for the female clientele must have something pink in it. Oh, right, and by all means let's throw in some flowery pattern for good measure. But honestly, I don't know one female rider dressed in pink gear, not one. So, naturally one wonders, who's buying all this sh$t?


I went digging through my stuff in order to find out if I own any pink coloured gear. Bikes, helmets, jackets, pants, gloves, boots: everything but pink. Ok, colour choices are rather limited to black, sand or hi-viz yellow. 

What would Yoda say? Be patient. Hmmm. Hope, there is, Ladies. Yes, hmmm.


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Schön rosa - nicht für mich!
Mit Bezug auf die Promo-Fotos für eine Lady Edition einer Z800 hat sich Mo kürzlich auf ihrem Blog zu Recht darüber mokiert, dass die Hersteller von Damen-Motorradkleidung, aber auch von Motorrädern immer noch denken, es müsste zwingend was Pinkes drauf sein, am besten noch kombiniert mit Blümchenmuster. Aber wer kauft so einen Schei$? Ich kenne nicht eine Motorradfahrerin, die in rosa Lederkluft oder sonstigem Barbie Outfit herum läuft. Beim Durchwühlen meiner eigenen Moppedkluft habe ich nicht einen rosa Fetzen entdeckt. Das zeigt, wiederum, dass es mit viel Mühe und Geduld gelingen kann, auch andersfarbige Damen-Motorradkleidung zu finden. 

January 24, 2016

You might think I'm crazy


Ode to Spike the Bike:

You might think I'm crazy
To hang around with you
Maybe you think I'm lucky 
To have something to do

But I think that you're wild
Inside me is some child

You might think I'm crazy
But all I want is you.

Lyrics borrowed from The Cars

Oh, and I went for a run, too. I must be crazy, but I am still having fun.