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A CYCLING DRESS WANTED.

TO THE EDITOR. SiKi—The opening run of the cycling season has come and gone, and if ever there was a case in which a rational dress for women was “ indicated ” it was sorely Saturday’s affair. I could not help thinking of Jack’s Bunsby’s paen last year anent ms yachts on the Solent. Well, there was wind and dust galore this time. When they got to Anderson Bay road the cose of the

Women was pitmbl o . They were as helpless as butterflies in a gale of wind. It was a iu J® roU8 > an d 1 10 me i regretful sight to see them ranged along the lee side of the Kerosene sheds. Some of the more venturehome ohes were completely blown over, and u* to walk back. However, those bold, bad people who tried to make things more tolerable for their fellows (women Cyclists especially) were properly sat upon, and the triumph of the ‘‘common place” Was complete, for there was not a reasonablydesigned dress to be seen, and as if out of “ pure cussedness” (as American’s say) nearly all their skirts were about Sin longer than «ven Madame GrUndy demands. Well, they defied the laws of Nature, and of course paid the penalty, for Nature is no respecter of persons, and is merciless. She is conquered by submission only, and not by flying in her face. The question of a cycling dress is not one for fashion to settle—it is one of pure mechanics.—l am, etc., _ Rational. Dunedin, October 4.

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A CYCLING DRESS WANTED., Issue 10439, 7 October 1897

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A CYCLING DRESS WANTED. Issue 10439, 7 October 1897

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