3 January 2012

Cycle Chic Extreme Hardcore Stunt


Here it is. The outer limits of extreme Cycle Chic hardcore bike stunts. Do not try this at home. But only because you probably don't have a lovely sloping Italian hill in your living room on which to coast down...

Grandma Lina is her name and she is our favourite Cycle Chic freerider, shopping and all...

12 comments:

oboe said...

Oh, no! I think I saw drop-bars on the cameraman's bike! Say it isn't so!

:)

Wallace Chapman said...

a freerider indeed ! nice one

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sac cycle chic said...

OMG, This is awesome. I have to repost.

Redmond Citizen Cyclist said...

How inspiring. I'm a fairly fit 41 and I would have to work hard to pull that off. Thanks for posting.

alb sa said...

typical after the second world war years Italian women cycle style, for not crumple skirts.....
the problem for new generation in Italy is still identify use of bikes as something belonging to poor years.....

alex said...

what a ba.

Unknown said...

Someday, I will be this little old lady!

Don said...

Shredding the gnarr...

Props Grandma!

Carruthers said...

Italian Hill?
Please, listen more carefully to her...

Fredde said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLWPTzNYzio

Not exactly your daily chic ride. Got sweaty palms from watching it!

Anonymous said...

Lovely lady :))))

@ oboe: I may be wrong, but I believe that drop bars are rather the norm in southern Europe. At least, that seemed to be the case when I lived in the Pays Basque, and I seem to remember it from traveling in the Mediterranean countries. That doesn't by neccessity mean that the owners use them for racing. And there are advantages in a drop bar that you don't get with a standard bar. If I have to ride far, I much prefer the possibility of many different hand positions. You don't, after all, have to position it in the manner of Contador etc.

Anonymous said...

@ oboe: and I'm aware that your comment was kinda ironic, but its background is what I feel is an irrational "hating" among some of my fellow plain clothes cyclists towards anything that might remotely resemble a sports bike ;)