Thursday, September 27, 2012

Le cycliste




Ready to ride


She came whizzing by,
 and it was all I could do to get my camera up for a shot.



Plaid must be quite the style now.  
My friend Bibi at A Yankee-in-Belgrade 
spotted a fellow clad in plaid from head to toe.  



Rue du Cardinal Lemoine
75005, Paris
Métro Cardinal Lemoine

35 comments:

Virginia said...

Helmet? Hat? Love the plaid shorts? Skirt??
V

French Girl in Seattle said...

Très stylish, non? Talking about which, before you head out, check out mon fashion post Genie :-) Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Sylvia K said...

Ah, so very FRENCH!! I love it and what a great shot, Genie, as always! Hope you're getting ready for a great weekend!

Hugs
Sylvia

Melissa said...

Oh wow! Good to always have your camera ready! I think that is a decorated helmet. All in all, it's a pretty functional outfit.

Kate said...

Love the photo. Have you ever visited Copehagen Chic? Great bicycle photos.

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
She is really splendid and, we should imagine, totally confident. Where else but Paris?!!

martinealison said...

Une tenue plutôt originale !... La capture si rapide fut-elle est vraiment réussie!
Gros bisous

megi said...

So beautiful image !!!
So frech! So elegant!
Thans for the nice foto!
have a nice day
greetings
Megi

Vreni said...

Wow, what an outfit for riding the bicycle!

Laure said...

Très originale cette tenue :-))
Bonne journée
Bises, Laure
http://ptitesphotosdelolo.blogspot.fr/

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Joe said...

Quite the outfit for cycling. Only in Paris.

Gringo said...

Well done Genie, excellent shot! It makes me want to know more about her....
Have a good week....

Merisi said...

This lady sure looks as if she is coming from far away, and going strong towards her next destination!
Great capture, Genie!

Peter Olson said...

Perfectly equipped biker ... maybe except for a helmet. Hidden under the hat?

s.c said...

Only in Paris for sure. Great shot.

Andy said...

She would stand out in a crowd.

Janey and Co. said...

I am so happy that you are a fast draw! Love the picture.

OhSoVintage said...

Oh so stylish. You wouldn't find anyone looking like this cycling in the UK (sadly).

Louise said...

I love that most cyclists in Paris are in heels!

orvokki said...

How stylish! And this can only be seen in Paris, I think.

Autumn greetings.

M said...

So glad you had your camera ready to capture this fascinating outfit (clothes and bike)!

Walter Beckham said...

Ahhhh! What fun those streets are!

Lisa Graham Art said...

Oh my gosh, SHE would make a great painting. Good shot! Those pants! That helmet!

Esme said...

Great shot.

Bibi said...

Tres chic....I think I'll post a plaid guy I 'shot' the other day and link back to you....in a few days. They'd make a great pair!

Irredento Urbanita said...

What a courage to waer that pants!!!

Hugs

Val

Barcelona Daily Photo

Kristie Franklin said...

WOW! Dressed to the nines! Bicycling never looked so stylish! :)

Starman said...

Interesting outfit.

Alexa said...

Kudos for the great capture (especially under the circumstances). Do you suppose she turned her helmet into a chic chapeau herself?

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Her boots are quite fine and very stylish... leather driving gloves, riding vest... I am not so sure about what she is wearing on her head, perhaps a helmet and a hat on top of that?

This should have been in b/w but I just could not resist her red plaid shorts!

What I did not say is that this is on a sharp corner heading toward Église St Etienne du Mont and I was a bit too close to the curb. I did not think that I was in danger, but my husband pulled me back right after I "clicked." I only got this one shot but I wanted to run after her and snap a few more - haha!

Thank you all for your much- appreciated comments.

Bises,
Genie

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Oh but you are fast! Adorable outfit!

Genie said...

Wish I could look that sexie on a bike. I just look like an idiotic old lady :-) Great capture. the other genie

Daryl said...

how cool .. plaid hot pants, do they still call them hot pants ?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

How on earth do French women look so chic ALL the time I wonder Genie...the tartan shorts are fantastic, well captured.