23 July 2014

No more suits. In Copenhagen, this summer, it's just about swimsuits

Marcus

Marcus:
I'm from Sweden. I'm visiting a friend in Copenhagen for the weekend. In Jönköping, I cycle to work all the time. It's very convenient.

Here is in Copenhagen, I'm heading to the beach. It's so sunny and hot.” 

Marcus - Portrait

18 July 2014

How to juggle Joe and The Juice. In the rain. The Chic Way

SO Cycle Chic in the rain

Well, hello there ;) Finishing my Cycle Chic guest blogger darling Friday duty - for now - with a photo of a Copenhagen cyclist who just doesn't seem to notice the pouring rain. Love it!


  • She goes bicycling anyway. Of course
  • She insists on carrying her latte with an attitude like the sun is shining


Thank you, guys, for looking into Cycle Chic, especially on (my) Fridays - take care out there!

Peace & Love,
a-g and www.cphblonde.com


16 July 2014

Portraits of cyclists: “I fell good. I take my time and I actually enjoy it.”

Short-Jacket

I cycle every day in Copenhagen. I start in Norrebro and I cross the Dronning Louises Bridge. Then, I go down Gothersgade with the Rosenborg Palace Garden on my left. Finally, I cross Knippelsbro to reach Christianshavn.”

So, you cycle every day on the two busiest bridges of Copenhagen (about 36.000 cyclists on Dronning Louises Bridge and 40.700 on Knippelsbro in 2012). How do you fell when you cross them?”
I fell good. I take my time and I actually enjoy it.”

I have been living here in Copenhagen for nearly 10 years and don't know any bus routes because I cycle everywhere I go and, I like it. I like the freedom it gives. You have nothing to plan, you just take your bike. When I'm thinking about it, it's insane how much Copenhageners use their bike, day and night.”

Do you have a specific memory related to cycling in Copenhagen?”

On my first year at the Architecture school, I was cycling with the people of my study group going from a party to a bar. We were cycling to close to each other so I fell down. I still have a scar. I considered it as my baptism as a cyclist in Copenhagen.”

Short-Jacket - portrait

More pictures of Copenhagen on Byliv in Copenhague.

11 July 2014

Hot in the City

Copenhagen Lifestyle
I noticed the red bicycle chain right away; it's all in the details
Well, hello there ;) The Copenhagen summer temperatures have climbed up to 28 steaming degrees Celcius. And when you don't have a boat to chill you down at sea, what's better than letting your bike do the job...
Get some wind in your hair - go wherever you want - enjoy your bicycle freedom!
Hot in the City
Follow that shadow
Peace & Love,
a-g and www.cphblonde.com



9 July 2014

Portraits of cyclists - “Cycling to work every day, you get use to it very fast and you get to love it too”

20km on high heels

I live in Copenhagen. I cycle every day 10km to go to work and 10km to come back.”

Why?”
Because it's faster and easier than taking the car or the public transports. It's a good way to be active.”

“With these shoes?”
Yes.”

What is your favorite route in the city?”
I change my route sometimes. If I do a detour, I like going through the city, to see all the people and for the specific atmosphere of this part of the city.”

What would be your advice for the women who wouldn't dare to cycle 20km to work?”
It's a matter of habits. You get use to it very fast and you get to love it too.”

20km on high heels - shoes

20km on high heels - portrait

More picture of Copenhagen every day on the Facebook page of Byliv In Copenhagen.

4 July 2014

Happy 4th of Cycle Chic July: Hello Sunshine!

Sunshine Cycle Chic 1/2
Happy wheels

Well, hello there ;) This Friday we go yellow and celebrate the Copenhagen glimpses of sunshine.

Sunshine Cycle Chic 2/2
Smoky eyes on a sunny afternoon 

a-g_BLOW
Peace & Love,
a-g & www.cphblonde.com

Ps. Hey, it's bicycle  fashion: The other day I received this visualized story in my inbox, from yellow jersey.co.uk - the story of the Yellow Jersey which I find quite interesting, so I love to share it with you. Happy 4th of July, and happy Tour de France or upright bicycling, whatever makes you happy xx

Yellow_Jersey_Infographic

2 July 2014

Portraits of cyclists - Niels, Director of Traffic Department, cycles chic

Niels - Portrait


The coolest and most elegant Director of Traffic Department works here in Copenhagen and cycles every day.

Do you remember the first day you cycled by yourself?”
Oh yes, I have a clear memory of that day. I was 4 or 5 years old. I was riding my sister's bike, which was too tall for me. Where I lived the streets had long slopes. I went from the top of a street down the slop and suddenly I lost control and as I was not ready to brake I finally went directly into the garbage cans. That's what happened on my first day biking.”

Do you have a memory of something unusual that happened one day when you were cycling?”
Some years ago, I was cycling on my way to work. I was on a very busy road and suddenly in front of me in the amount of cyclists I saw someone from behind that make my think: “I know this guy!”. I was thinking that it was not one of my colleagues or one of my friends or relatives but then I realized that it was a very very old friend of mine. At some point we took different directions in our life but we were best friends when we were children and just with his body language on his bicycle I could recognized him. It's difficult to explain how this happened but it just did.”

Niels

More picture of Copenhagen on Byliv in CPH.

28 June 2014

CPH Classico – Bicyles & Vintage clothes in the streets of Copenhagen

Copenhagen Classico

Last Sunday, CPH Made and Recycles (a bike shop which restores iconic old bike frames) organized for the first time the Copenhagen Classico - a bike race... or let's say a fast pace bike parade. Indeed, the point of the Copenhagen Classico was to pay a tribute to the stylish cyclists from the good old days.

Copenhagen Classico

The dress code: Retro looks for these ladies...

Copenhagen Classico

Copenhagen Classico

... vintage race outfit for this man....

Copenhagen Classico``

.... and stylish urban outfits for them.

Copenhagen Classico

For the occasion, policemen took out their outfits and motorcycles of yesteryear. Each detail counted for this event taking place for the first time in the Danish capital.

Copenhagen Classico


27 June 2014

50 Shades of Green

50 Shades of Green 1/4
Green is the new black

… and a dash of pink. Enjoying to walk the streets of Copenhagen and watch the blooming bike life! 

You have a fab weekend.

 Peace & Love
a-g & CPH BLONDE

50 Shades of Green 2/4
Green goes handy and spacious
50 Shades of Green 3/4
Pink animal bike enhancing the green
50 Shades of Green 4/4
Photographer's delight: Playing with colors and textures :)

25 June 2014

Portraits of cyclists - Karen: “I'm wearing my “safe outfit”

Karen

I'm from Copenhagen. I cycle every day on my old bicycle. It's how I get around in the city. I like biking around in Christianshavn.

Today, I'm wearing my “safe outfit”. It's my all black outfit. I know that I can go where I want and do what I want wearing these clothes.

Do you remember the first day you cycled alone?”

Yes, of course. I lived in Østerbro, my mum was running next to me holding the stick tied at the back on the bike and when I turned my head I realized that she was not here anymore. I was cycling by myself.”  

Karen - Portrait

Karen - bag

Classical Marc Jacobs handbag fitting the Karen's "black outfit".

More pictures of Copenhagen every day on Byliv in CPH.

20 June 2014

Bicycling is like Walking With High Heels. For Real!

20140613-113543-41743139.jpg
I remember Mikael Cycle Chic Himself once say bicycling is like walking with high heels. And LOL – I don’t think I ever did understand the meaning.
Until yesterday… when I photographed this bike chick. And came to think of how upright bicycling gives her a great posture. Yep, Cycle Chic, just like high heels do!
20140613-113544-41744781.jpg
Peace & Love,
a-g & 
www.cphblonde.com
Ps. Upright bicycling + high heels, then = good posture x 2? ;)
Copenhagen-sun

18 June 2014

Portraits of cyclists - Conrad: "I really don't care about my average speed"

Conrad - portrait

I'm from Copenhagen. I cycle every day but not during the winter.
I ride a second hand bike, I don't fell like spending money on a bike.

I learned riding a bike when I was 3 years old. For me, it's just normal to bike in the city. I cycle since it's faster than taking the bus. When I've got to go further, I cycle to the station and I put my bike in the train.”

Do you know how many kilometers you cycle every day? Do you know your average speed or things like that?”
I don't know. Maybe 10 kilometers. I really don't care about my average speed.

The good thing when you ride a bike is that you can see the city and wave to your friend we you meet them.”

Conrad

Conrad - sticker

Sticker of Pele Che Coco – Conrad brother's Sustainable Recycled Fashion shop   

More pictures of Copenhagen on Byliv in CPH.


13 June 2014

London Girls and Copenhagen Boys


Cycle Chic girls in sunny London #sunflowers
Well, hello there ;) Went to London last week and noticed Sunflower Girl + friend.
Copenhagen Cycle Cute Boys
Back in Copenhagen my camera couldn’t resist these cycle cute guys. Hello, summer is here – love it!
ENJOY.
Peace & Love,
a-g

11 June 2014

Portraits of cyclists: Stina - "Cycling is freedom"

Stina


























I'm from Copenhagen but I live in Stockholm right now. In both cities, I cycle every day.

In Stockholm the organisation of the city makes my bike commute very different from Copenhagen. Here you can get from one point to another in around 20 minutes in most cases.
For instance, Stockholm could make more space for cyclists, create wider lanes, and maybe streets without cars at all.



In Copenhagen, cycling is the symbol of freedom. It can take you everywhere, acting as a support to help you go forward.
I don't have a favorite route, I like discovering new spots. For instance, I've never been here before.


My "man" bike has many things that are not working yet but it's very light that it takes me from place to place so quickly. I actually live on my bike. I carry tons of things all the time.”


Do you have any anecdote to share which happened when you were cycling?”

Once, I was cycling close to the City Hall and this guy, who for many years have been staying here to hand out free newspapers, tried to stop every cyclists who passed in front of him and kiss them on the cheek. He tried to make his day and the one of the cyclists a bit funnier. Cyclists laughed since it brought a good atmosphere on the bike track.”

Stina - portrait

Stina - detail








































































More pictures of Copenhagen on Byliv In CPH.