2009 Venus de Miles
If women ruled the world, everything wouldn't necessarily work better or safer or more efficiently. There might still even be plenty of wars.
But I'll tell you one thing -- everything would be a lot more fun!
Because I lived and biked in a women-designed, women-centric, women-on-top world for one day yesterday... and I loved every moment of it.
Yesterday was the 2nd Annual Venus de Miles Road Ride -- an organized bike ride FOR WOMEN ONLY. And your humble servant, Howard, got to ride in it.
I know what you're saying: "But Howard, you are all dude. What gives?"
And you would be right. I am all dude. But let me let you in on a little secret: Volunteerism is good. Very good. Because this year the organizers came up with a great idea: Mechanics in Drag -- men with bike-repair skills riding alongside the women... wearing... um... pretty things.
Yes, I found the loophole that allowed a dozen men like myself to ride alongside 1,500 women. Those are good odds, don't you think?
So I donned my grass skirt and coconuts and leis and finest frou frou and rode the Venus de Miles metric century alongside BalticTiger, wheels_go_round, BikePrincess, our friend Catherine (as pictured left to right), and nearly 1,500 strong and amazing women (behind them).
To be continued...