Pink Lady

November 19, 2009

I was tootling through Tooting this morning on my way to work, through the dark November drizzle, the nasty big buses and the grumpy commuters, when I came across this lovely sight:

pink bike

That is surely the only way to travel through Tooting – on a sugar pink bike, wearing sugar pink bike leathers, with a swirly girly pink helmet and, I don’t know if you can see it, but a pink and yellow artificial flower stuck to the handlebar of the bike. And yes, she was wearing little pink boots too.

Wow! What chutzpah! I immediately started to rethink my own drab wardrobe ….though I am not sure Dulwich is ready for me in pink. Still, she really brightened up my day. I don’t know what the ethics are of snatching a picture of someone through the windscreen and just sticking it on a blog (though I should say yes officer, I was stationary at the time, traffic is almost always stationary in Tooting) but she certainly didn’t look like a shrinking violet so I’m sure she wouldn’t mind.

She brightened up my day, hope it works with yours.

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  • sue_bailey November 19, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    That has brought a smile to my face at 6.45 p.m. – it would have really cheered me on a dreary morning.

    • Dulwich Divorcee November 20, 2009 at 3:01 am

      Sorry, Sue, I would have posted it earlier but it was one of those days …hopefully you’ll remember the pink during any grey bits today!

  • Brighton Mum-Teenage Angst November 19, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Woah! How cool is she….and I know exactly what you mean about the traffic. I used to commute through Tooting. I’m just surprised you weren’t stationary long enough to get out of the car and get her to pose.

    • Dulwich Divorcee November 20, 2009 at 3:02 am

      Ooh, another Tootingite, how you must miss it!! Yes, I could have got out of the car and helped her spray-paint the bike pink in the time it took for the traffic to move ….not that she needed any help!

  • suburbia November 19, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    She certainly has guts!!

    • Dulwich Divorcee November 20, 2009 at 3:03 am

      Definitely guts – and quite possibly sunglasses, too! I didn’t get a front view but all that pink must be challenging first thing …

  • geekymummy November 20, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Fantastic. That is a commitment, and a great photo too.

    • Dulwich Divorcee November 20, 2009 at 3:04 am

      Oooh, thanks re the photo. I do love my iPhone, it makes these things so easy, though I’d kill for some sort of zoom. There was an app I downloaded but I can’t seem to get it to work ….