The Hog

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Okay, maybe “The Hog” is not the nicest nickname for a full-figured bike like Oma. But she takes it as the compliment it’s intended to be. I only call her The Hog sometimes, particularly when (as in this picture, though you can’t really see) I ride her wearing a black leather jacket, black leather gloves, jeans, tall black boots, and serious looking black helmet. I’m sure I intimidate all the SUVs on the road! And everyone at my destination can assume that my “bike” is a motorcyle – fine with me. You know those shirts that say “This Is What A Feminist Looks Like”? I need one that says the same for “Cyclist.” :)

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5 thoughts on “The Hog

  1. Bike Jax says:

    According to Webster’s, If either the jacket or gloves or preferably both have fringes. Then “hog” is indeed the proper term of endearment for your bicycle.

  2. Trisha says:

    Ha! That’s funny. When people see me carrying my black helmet and wearing my boots they assume I am on a motorcycle, too.

  3. Charlotte says:

    That would be a great t-shirt, particularly if it’s very *not* what a cyclist is thought to be – not lycra, not contrasting colors, etc.

  4. Trisha says:

    I think I’ll make a shirt that says, “This is what a feminist cyclist looks like.”

  5. This is a a ‘hot’ look I can imagine you pulling off and wearing extremely well! :D

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