19 April 2014

Raven Call

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All Black has to be the all time favourite for the girls in Copenhagen. Here mixed with just a drop of white. Above; Classic Chalk White Sneakers to go. Below; Looking cool but staying warm with a pair of White Mits.

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And finally understated Black/White Combo Mix for a Rainy Day.
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Happy Cycling!

18 April 2014

Sunkissed in Copenhagen


The Traveler 1
The Comfortable Traveler.
Sharing a few moments with you from such a sunny yesterday in Copenhagen.
The Traveler 2
Lady With an Attitude.
No bike - no pants
No Bike – No Pants!
HAPPY EASTER.
Peace & Love,
a-g &
www.cphblonde.com
Black Chica Matching My Red Bike

17 April 2014

Portraits of cyclists - Sara & Jinnie: Cyclists from Århus

Sara - Aarhus

I'm from Århus. I cycle every day. Århus is definitely a bicycle-friendly city.”

We're in a “bike-street”. Do you appreciate this infrastructure? Do you cycle safely in this street?”
No, not in this street particularly. The Municipality tries to make space for cyclists in the city, but here they were not able to make it bike-friendly.”

What can you tell me about your bike?”
It's just a bike. Cycling is my primary mode of transport but I have no particular interest in bikes. I found this basket in the street last week.
I go everywhere by bike and if a friend doesn't have one, I just tell him to jump on at the back of mine.”


Sara - Portrait - Aarhus

Sara - basket - Aarhus

Jinnie - Aarhus

I'm from Århus. I use my bike mainly on week-end when I go to the city-centre. I think it's pretty complicated to get around by bike in Århus. I must get off my bike and walk quite often. Otherwise the route by bike can be longer.


I like my bike. I looked for one that was not like the other ones and I think this one is quite unique.

After purchasing my bike, I used it to get back home, but the handlebars were not tightened down properly and after a few meters I fell down in the middle of the street. It was a bad start. But now we get along much better.”

Jinnie - portrait - Aarhus

Jinnie - detail - Aarhus

Other pictures of cyclists on Byliv in CPH.

15 April 2014

Fluffy, Free Flowing & Frizzling

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Once again time to enjoy some fluffy, free flowing, frizzling Cycle Chic hair scenes. Even if the wind does its worst here in Copenhagen the Ladies trend seems to be towards longer & less restrained styles. Above; Snowy fluff - with the spirit of an avalanche. Below; Cool calculated free flowing silver waterfall.

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Golden frizzling spirals climb the sun rays.
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And the guys? Full retreat continues. Which reminds me I'd better get a cut soon!


Happy Cycling!


13 April 2014

Rise and Shine!

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Have always loved cycling in all kind of weather. Still, nothing beats sitting up on your bike and seeing the sun is out to welcome you. Taking it easy while you ride to the office, school or your shop. Cycling lets you clear your mind and prepares your soul for the day ahead. Above; A golden crown of sun rays. Below; Tinkering with thoughts.

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Slowly letting those sleepy eye lids work their way up with every stroke. A peaceful struggle and you will win in the end!
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Happy cycling!

11 April 2014

How to Carry Your Stuff Cycle Chic


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Cute guy carrying his stuff with a messenger bag.
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Got it all in front…
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Designer bag nicely parked.
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Spacious!
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The Handlebar Lady & her friend.

Peace & Love,

9 April 2014

Portraits of cyclists: Pernille - "“In Boston we'll cycle even if we're the only ones to do it ”

Pernille

"I'm from Copenhagen. I cycle every day, all year long. With my family, we'll move to Boston soon and we will bring our bikes with us. We will cycle there even if we're the only ones to do it. Transporting myself by bike is a natural part of my life. It's a nice way to get some exercise".

Pernille - Portrait

Pernille - shoes
Beautiful Chanel shoes.

More pictures of Copenhagen on Byliv In CPH.

7 April 2014

Boa Constrictor Scarves

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Scarves do not get much longer than the ten feet long Boa Constrictor Scarves that girls are wearing this Winter in Copenhagen. Compared to the seventies when super long scarves were in high fashion these go around and around just like the real thing. Above; nicely matched scarf and warm half-long leggings. Below; colorful lightweight to go.

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Tucked in nose high - and a little more.
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Happy Cycling!

5 April 2014

Topping Up

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Still the season to top up with a colorful cap, hat or favorite bun. Above Dangerously Red. Below Shocking Pink - and a bag to match!

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For the gents Fluffy Flaps to go.
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Happy Cycling!

4 April 2014

Touch My Shadow: Poetic Bicycling


II bike CPH
Guest blogger The T.R. aka Thomas Rousing shows the poetic side of biking. Please click on the photos to view them in a larger size. Enjoy!
Touch my shadow
Touch my shadow.
III bike CPH
Peace & Love,
a-g and
 www.cphblonde.com

3 April 2014

Fort Worth Bicycle Fashion Show


Copenhagenize Design Company was in Fort Worth, Texas last week, attending Bike Texas' Texas Trails and Active Transportation conference. The good people from Momentum Magazine were there, too, and they put on a great Cycle Chic fashion show for the attendees. Showing cycling as normal, stylish and accessible to the 99%.

I kicked off the evening with a talk about the history of bicycle marketing and how lessons learned a century ago can apply to the modern situation.


The models were both locals as well as a number of conference attendees and it was a great event with a cool DJ providing the tunes. The clothes were sponsored by a local store and the bikes were of a great variety.

It was great to be a part of it.
















Visiting Amsterdam like a cousin

For a Copenhagener, visiting Amsterdam - the other city of cyclists - is like visiting a cousin. We feel at home but we like to spot the differences between the two bicycle cultures.

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People cycle slowly side by side
Amsterdam - Side by side

No worries about safety, people cycle with kids sitting as they want. The view is actually better from that perspective.
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Even the black bikes are spiced up with colorsAmsterdam

But whatever the city, riding during the sunset after a day of work remains the nicer moment of the day.
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Cycle Chic in Utrecht too
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Thanks to Meredith from Amsterdam Cycle Chic for sharing with me a perfect watching-cycling spot.

Clo

2 April 2014

Portraits of cyclists: Kata & Signa: “Cycling is not an identity, it's freedom”

Kata


(woman on the left) “I'm from Iceland. I cycle at least once a week. I live in a very small town in the south of Iceland and I'm almost the only person who cycle often. I cycle even if it's windy and even if my bike and I tilt. People look at me thinking that I'm a little bit weird to cycle. But still I keep on cycling. The weather doesn't matter, the opinion of the others doesn't. I love to cycle.”


(woman on the right) “I'm from Copenhagen and I cycle every single day.”

As a Copenhagener, do you feel that you belong to a city with a specific identity related to cycling?”
Cycling is not an identity, it's freedom!
I don't like to take the subway and to be underground. I prefer to enjoy the city and be able to stop when I run into a friend.”

Kata & Sinjean - portrait

Kata - basket

More pictures of Copenhagen on Byliv in CPH

31 March 2014

Color Combos

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Love the color combos that Copenhagen cyclists bring to the city scene. Above Red / Black / Gold. Below understated White with Starfish Orange / Marine Blue contrast.

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Guy's tend to be more casual with their choices. But here's some Sparkling Red with complementary color strips.
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Happy Cycling!

29 March 2014

Easy Elegance

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Chic Cycling in the dark Copenhagen winter does not take anything more than just being yourself and enjoying your ride. Above; Simply charming. Below; Engulfed in Red.

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White bike and accessories.
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Happy Cycling!