24 August 2009

Stripper Cargo Bike


This is so bloody irritating. On a visit to Larry vs Harry we were discussing what the world needs. We have a Cocktail Bullitt, a Newborn Baby Bullitt, a Bathtub Bullitt, a Karaoke Bullitt, a Sustainable Bullitt, a Rowboat Bullitt and a Dog Bullitt.

We decided that a Stripper Pole Bullitt would save the world.

Then Kelly, in NYC, sent this link. It ain't a Bullitt, but damn, it's a stripper pole on a bike. It comes near the end of the CNN piece.

Nice.

19 comments:

pH|Re said...

More pictures on http://poleriders.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

OK sex sells. what else is new?

Mikael said...

what else is new? sex selling bicycle culture.
well, not new, but renewed.

Anonymous said...

Offensive to this woman bike rider. Goodbye.

Adrienne Johnson said...

Oh anon 08:59, I feel your pain. It has been many years since I was able to poll dance and not look like the guy in the blue Speedo. Mikael, I am appalled that you would remind us of our jiggly bits and how we long for our past days of fleshy firmness!

Speaking of which, it ain't easy truckin' a stripper on a stage around. How is that guy not a bit more firm himself?

Anonymous said...

"a bit???"

You're too kind, A.

kfg said...

Would it be less offensive if she were an ecdysiast?

In my neck of the woods a woman is legally allowed to strip down as far as a man would be legally allowed to strip down as a Constitutionally protected equal right; although there is the interesting provision that the right ends where the stripping down becomes part of her job function.

I have always found the idea that certain things can be perfectly legal to do, but illegal to be remunerated for, one of the more peculiar social taboos.

Of course the taboo against viewing the human form is the most peculiar of all.

Anonymous said...

There's also a "taboo" against calling degrading behavior "entertainment." But you wouldn't have noticed.

Mikael said...

sorry to break this to you, but nobody has asked you to define, on behalf of the rest of us, 'degrading behaviour'.

we all have different yardsticks.

kfg said...

Nonsense and nonsense; I have seen an Adam Sandler movie.

Anonymous said...

Nobody asked you to set the bar higher for women cyclists. We are not there for your entertainment. There is a leering little-boy aspect to this blog that is truly offensive to women. Other blogs cover the same material without insulting women. I'm finished with this blog.

Mikael said...

The narrow-minded are a greater threat to mankind than global warming.

Quote me on that.

Anonymous said...

Mikael,

I'm a fan of this blog so I'm not going to walk out in anger. But I do think she has a point. Why must you attack those who bring up legitimate criticisms?

Mikael said...

fair enough. thanks for commenting. i just take issue when people claim to speak for 'everyone' and they do so with little respect for the fact that people and cultures are different.

this is a danish blog and i can't possibly be expected to censor content to appease the cultural norms of individuals or other countries.

Judgements are made without any sense of the big picture. These women could have balanced this post with the one about feminist Vulva Bicycle, for example. Instead, conclusions were jumped to, predjuices reached and acted upon.

Anonymous said...

I guess you don't have women in Denmark because if you did you would be hard pressed to find one who wouldn't be offended by your arrogant sexism.

If you still don't get it, try this: ride around Copenhagen upside down with your legs spread apart.

Mikael said...

if anyone wishes to take issue with the Pole Bike, and voice their displeasure - or pleasure - it might make more sense to actually contact THEM.
http://poleriders.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Of course you take no responsibility for publishing sexist attacks on women.

Were you just following orders?

Mikael said...

lol. you amuse me. thanks for that.

Andrew said...

PoleRiders is about pole dancing as an art form and a serious fitness workout. PoleRiders do not perform nude and do not remove any clothing. The lack of clothing (or the use of vinyl boots) is/are necessary to grip the pole. This has nothing to do with strippers or porn other than the fact that modern pole dancing had its origins in strip clubs many years ago. In recent years it has become a form of dance exercise taught in studio's and gyms around the world. There are also international pole dance competitions and talk of an Olympic event. Yes its a little edgy but I am surprised to see so much closed mindedness from a nation with such a reputation for progressive thinking. I would also like to mention that The PoleRider fan base is roughly equal male female and the audience at the US pole Dance competition that I attended last March was easily 95% women. Please feel free to post any comments on my blog at poleriders.blogspot.com