I feed off the energy from the newer metal and pop punk groups:
Bullet for my Valentine
But not when I MTB...
+1. Hard for me to understand why everyone is so offended by everything these days. Personally, I think it's a bit of a stretch to say we are "de-humanizing" these women. If they had shirtless guys doing the same for female winners would it be a big deal? Most guys I know wouldn't care. When…
I don't disagree with the advice about visiting your LBS. If it were me, at this price point, I would also consider bikesdirect:
This bike is much better spec'ed for the $$. Biggest...
Maybe she could try wearing shin guards until she gets more experienced and confident.
+1. This will address the concern without pushing her (prematurely) past her comfort zone of riding clipless. Others' comments...