Fashion Friday: Extra Style for Extra Mama Cycling

11 Oct

When your title is “stay at home mom” but there’s little staying at home about the job, you need a style that can take you from school pickup to the grocery store to the playground du jour in parks all over town. In a peasant blouse, tank top and full skirt, Cherie makes it all look easy on her long-tail family bike.

Cherie Portrait

Cherie lives with her husband and two lovely children across the expressway from downtown Mountain View.


Posted by on October 11, 2013 in Cycle Fashions


5 responses to “Fashion Friday: Extra Style for Extra Mama Cycling

  1. Danielle Reiner

    November 14, 2013 at 6:16 am

    I am so glad to have happened upon this post! We are currently a car-free family living in Chicago and just got word that we’ll be relocating to Cupertino. While I fully expect that we will have a car while living in CA, I am also glad to see that there are at least a few family cyclists out and about. We haven’t decided exactly where we’ll land, so if you have any input on the most family-cycling friendly places around about Cupertino I’m all ears! Thanks so much!

    • ladyfleur

      November 28, 2013 at 4:16 pm

      Hi Danielle, I’m so sorry I forgot to respond to you earlier. 😦 Cherie and I both live in Mountain View, about 6 miles from Cupertino. Cherie’s husband works at Apple and takes one of their shuttle buses from downtown Mountain View every day.

      For family cycling, the cities and neighborhoods up the Peninsula that were built before 1950 generally have the old style, slower speed streets. Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Los Altos, Mountain View vs Cupertino, Sunnyvale and Campbell. But the price goes up accordingly. 😦

      Have you learned more in the last two weeks about our area? I can answer specific questions.

  2. Mindie Bird

    November 28, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    As a new bicycle enthusiast and a mom riding in Northern Minnesota functional fashion is always the forefront of our limited fashionable selections. But I feel as a cyclist its even more limited I’m so happy to see moms rocking functional fashion on the bike trails :D! A wonderful post to see.

    • ladyfleur

      November 28, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      Northern Minnesota must have some severe weather challenges. I wear knee high boots almost all winter to deal with our chill. I’m sure your boots are much more insulated!

      I was actually inspired a lot by Dottie of Let’s Go Ride a Bike. I love her posts about her clothing selections to combat the cold Chicago winters. Like ski goggles. Never would have thought of that.


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