16 May 2008

Cycle Chic pour hommes

We're getting ready to wrap up our love affair with Paris and Les Vélibs this week. There are a couple of things left, however. Firstly, some photos of les hommes doing their casual thang in the French capital.
Vélo Hommes - Cycling Chaps in Paris
Fly by.
Vélo Hommes - Cycling Chaps in Paris
Still going strong. And I just love his driving gloves.
Vélo Hommes - Cycling Chaps in Paris
Le shopping.
Vélo Hommes - Cycling Chaps in Paris
Any bike will do. Even if you have to borrow it. :-)
Vélo Hommes - Cycling Chaps in Paris
And then there's this chappie. Zipping along the Seine on his [what are they called?], casually smoking a cigarette. Tres cool. Trop cool.

7 comments:

mindcaster said...

"It's not a bike, it's a Segway, baby, a Segway." :)

Anonymous said...

Ugh, a Segway is not tres cool. Here in DC, you see group tours of the city using Segways for tourists who seem too fat and lazy to walk or bike!

mindcaster said...

@anonymous

you're right, I saw the same Segway tourist tour phenomenon a few summers ago, but no more. I guess a few accidents (cobble stones) must have convinced them to retire. :)

Andy B from Jersey said...

With Segways STARTING at $3,000, they are a major ripoff. I can outpace the silly things on my old $50 3-speed bike without even breaking a sweat.

2whls3spds said...

Yup...Segway...keeps lazy people lazy. They are top speed restricted to 12.5mph (20kph) They are interesting and I can see where the technology could be used to assist someone who is physically incapable of riding a bike...but for an able bodied person.. phhhht!

Aaron

2whls3spds said...

Oh and limited range too...about 20-40 kilometres IIRC.

Aaron

Stéphane Brault said...

I'm impressed! I never imagined Paris like that. I love Copenhagen for the bike culture. I am begining to love Paris for is growing cycle chic bike culture. WOW!