13 February 2016

Monday Morning Blues: Iced Bike


You know its going to be a tough week when park your bike at night only to find this in the morning...


Happy Cycling!

23 January 2016

Launch

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That magical moment when the bicycle is propelled into motion.
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22 January 2016

Space

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Once in a while, if you're lucky, you get a bit of space all to yourself in the morning rush hour. Exploit it.

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21 January 2016

Cargo Bikes and Kids

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Even with 40,000 cargo bikes in Copenhagen, most cargo bike action involving kids takes place in the neighbourhoods, where families live close to the schools. 26% of all Copenhagen families with two or more kids have a cargo bike. It's the Copenhagen version of the SUV.

There are cargo bikes with kids in the morning rush hour however. Here are a few of them. Just a kid reading a book on their way to school.
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19 January 2016

Urban Ballet

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One person's urban chaos is another's urban ballet. Rush hour in Copenhagen.
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18 January 2016

Bird's Eye Cycle Chic

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This gent did a spot of window shopping as he rolled past a shop on his morning commute.
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These guys continued their conversation as they walked the last stretch to their destination.
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Finding a new playlist, checking a map or a crucial, dramatic text from a love interest? We may never know.
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Double basket action.
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Adjusting the dog on the back rack.

15 January 2016

Clear and Dry

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The cycle tracks have the highest priority when clearing snow. They are cleared before the roads even get touched. Even on a Sunday evening, like in the photo above. Getting ready for the rush in the morning, but also providing clear cycling for whoever is out there at the moment, transporting themselves from A to B.

See how Copenhagen prioritises cycle tracks for snow clearance here.

14 January 2016

Winter Ride

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Some more Viking Biking. This is my route to work each day at Copenhagenize Design Co.. Up over Knippels Bridge. 75% of Copenhageners cycle all winter. On all sorts of bikes.
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Along Hans Christian Andersen's Boulevard, rush hour looks like this. It's only one light cycle but a bit of snow doesn't stop the bicycles.
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Cargo bikes roll on, as well.
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Like any other day, I stop at Sweet Treat for coffee before getting to the office. A fantastic little café to visit if you're in town.

13 January 2016

Viking Biking

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Winter is upon us here in Copenhagen. Snow last week. Temperatures below freezing - and even farther with the inevitable wind chill. Still, the bicycles rolled on.

For more photos of Viking Biking - Copenhageners cycling in the snow and cold - check out our Copenhagen Viking Biking blog on Tumblr.

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12 January 2016

New Year's Eve in Copenhagen with Bicycles

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New Year's Eve in Copenhagen. 2015 became 2016. We headed out in the late afternoon to some friends. There is a veritable rush hour in Copenhagen from about 16:30 to 18:00. Traditionally, you get to where you're going by 18:00 to hear the Queen speak on television, with a little glass of wine or champagne. The bicycle traffic falls dramatically after 18:00. Parties are getting started all across the city.

There was drizzle when we left, which meant an umbrella was needed.
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Unfortunately, the umbrella didn't work so... an alternative style was required.

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The Biomega cargo bike was loaded with food and loads of wine for the evening ahead.
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The cycle tracks were filled with revellers heading off to their parties.
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Later... much later... it was time to head home. We saw this group of friends parting ways at an intersection. Saying thanks for a great night to each other.
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We rolled through the city, which was still bustling with life even at three in the morning.
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These three girls asked for directions to their next party.
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They spotted their destination after some discussion and off they went as we headed home.

11 January 2016

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Yes. They are at it again. Copenhagen Cyclists wallowing in the snow. And looking chic in spite of the cold. Enjoy the ride! Above: Matching leggings and bag. Below: Superior silver in the snow.



Snow or Summer all black is as stylish and popular as ever!


Lots of fury outfits - faux and real.


For the men tweed is just right for the cold season.


Happy Cycling!

30 December 2015

Happy New Year

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I took this photo on New Year's Eve a couple of years ago. It was 18:17 in Copenhagen. Temperature: 1 degree. The streets and bike lanes were busy with people heading to parties and get togethers. Bicycles everywhere.

An expectant mood. So expectant that one doesn't give riding in a skirt and heels in that temperature a second thought. It's what you do.

A very Happy New Year to all of you!

19 October 2015

All We Want For Christmas...


Oh goodness. We just found what we want on our christmas wish list.
Check out these bicycles from Ascari Bicycles.

17 August 2015

Biomechanics on the Roll

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Pedel Power not only works well it also looks great. Biomechanics help Danes roll some 10.000.000 km on a day like this. Above: High heels & business jacket for the morning commute. Below: Majestic pose and effortless glide through the morning traffic.

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Off to work in care free and practical style.
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Colorful elegance in the soft morning sun.
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Pre-cocked and after-beach reeady!
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Happy Cycling!