Riding local, riding abroad. Doesn't matter. "One less car" bike commuting and "Bikes Belong" advocacy, plus "I ride solo" bicycle travel. Racing is fun, but there are so many equally great reasons to ride.
Hawkes Bay NZ Water trail
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
I know this works because it helped me survive the endless in-your-face staring of China 2 years ago. I'm able to use my generic Asian features to fight back. Just used it to run the gauntlet of the touts and rickshaw wallahs hanging around every station I passed through today. It also helps me filter out at least some of the air pollutant particulants. I can only hope. It's very very empowering to fight back against the ingrained SE Asian sexual harassment of women. I take it off when I'm safely in the ladies car of the metro. In there I'm happy to be "auntie" from elsewhere.