12 August 2008

A Hub of Copenhagen Cyclists

A Hub of Copenhagen Cyclists
We coined this phrase a while back, for fun. There is a long line of interesting names for animal flocks in English like:
- A leash of greyhounds
- A gaggle of geese
- An exaltation of larks
- A shrewdness of apes
- A troop of kangaroos
- A parliament of owls
- A siege of herons
- A crash of rhinoceri

Val - The King of Kargo Bikes in Seattle - and I played a little game in the comments about what else we could come up with.

He brought two great ones to the table:
- A pallet of cargo bikes
- A lounge of recumbents

I came up with:
- A cove of beach cruisers
- A sweat of racing bikes
- A posture of Dutch/Danish bikes
- A load of Xtra cycles

Let's play! Any other amusing ideas? Post a comment. Ooh! I have one!
- A elevation of high-heeled Copenhagen cyclists...

UPDATE!

This just in on the comments page:
Jason brilliantly proposes these:

A tower of tall bikes
A cog of fixed gear bikes
A trick of BMXers
A basket of townies
A cubby of folding bikes
A tred of mountain bikes
A convoy on commuter bikes
A union of unicycles

Steve proposes:
A bank of velodrome bikes.

Keep them coming!

MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE CYCLE CHIC:
Smile
A warm morning smile at the photographer chap taking photos/filming footage of the rush hour.

Violin Speed
Are you exceptionally slow if a violin player overtakes you? Perhaps. Do you care? Unlikely.

11 comments:

Jason S~ said...

How about:

A tower of tall bikes
A cog of fixed gear bikes
A trick of BMXers
A basket of townies
A cubby of folding bikes
A tred of mountain bikes
A convoy on commuter bikes
A union of unicycles

Love your site BTW.

Milton Pires said...

Basket(s) full

Steve Wallen said...

A bank of velodrome bikes?

jason s~ said...

A bank! Ha, I was tring to think of one for track bikes. Good one.

Andy B from Jersey said...

I love 'em! But the only one I'd like to change would be...

A dune of beach cruisers

or (thanks to a thesaurus)

A crinkle/crease/collapse (pick one) of folding bikes

I was in a might crinkle of folding bikes this past May in NYC's "Folds Up" bicycle ride!

WestfieldWanderers said...

A huddle of hybrids
A rash of roadies
A melee of mountain bikes
A paraphernalia of tandems
A trundle of trailer bikes

Anonymous said...

Oh, all right; how about:
A huck of freeriders
A shuttle of downhillers
A runup of cyclocrossers
or is that
A splatter of cyclocrossers?
Maybe some 'crosser out there can decide. Val

garvey george said...

i love a bank of velodromes.

Zakkaliciousness said...

haha... all very cool.

a pull of bike trailers
a wobble of cycling toddlers
a double of tandems
a follow of keirins
an intensity of time trialists

SteveL said...

A mudbath of mountain bikes. At least here in the UK

Danial123 said...

I know that you would! Please keep on sharing your life and times with us, you are the quintessential girly-girl role model!
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