5 September 2008

Red Light Activities, An Embrace, A Skirtguard

Things to do at a red light
From the Things To Do At A Red Light Series.
Hop off, remove jacket, place jacket on back rack, hop on, ride off.

Embrace But Hold on to the Bike
Embrace, please embrace. But make sure you hold onto your bike.

Viva Skirtguard
I'm loving these skirt guards on the new VIVA bikes.

Luke's ipodaroo
Yesterday we blogged about no fussCopenhagen Bike Gear - namely putting a thick elastic band on your pedal if it rains - instead of investing in 'gear'. Our friend Luke, a graphic designer here in Copenhagen, shows that this simple, no-nonsense approach is a cultural thing. Here's a photo of his iPodaroo. A cover for his iPod. Brilliant and cool.


Anh said...

Just wanted to stop by and say I love your blog =)

Anonymous said...

Just out of curiosity, how difficult is it to meet women on the streets of Copenhagen?

Based on these pictures the city looks like paradise, I am wondering if a good looking and decent man is able to meet some of these women or if he would get the cold shoulder.

Love the blog.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I do love skirt guards (they could also suit men in formal dress). I remember seeing a chic femme d'un certain âge riding an Italian bicycle with one around my neighbourhood, but haven't seen her in a while.

Well,okolepuka, guess it is like anywhere else. You can meet women (or men, according to your gender and sexual preference) anywhere, but only if you don't look like you are trying too hard to meet them.

Mikael, you have seen your blog (and Marc's Amsterdam blog) mentioned in the Guardian article confirming that cycling is "officially" chic?

Colville-Andersen said...

thanks anh!

okolepuka... must be just like anywhere else.

lagatta... have seen the guardian, yes. thanks. in danish a skirt guard is called a frakkeskaaner, meaning coat protector. which is rather unisex.

Jonno! said...

I find it interesting that here in SF we have people like the fossilfool innovating such grand things as a bike-powered stereos and such craziness. Meanwhile, my wife's skirt is constantly in danger of being ripped off by her spokes. I need to find one of those for her. Or perhaps I can take your DIY lead and make one myself.

Colville-Andersen said...

Hey Jonno! have a look right here for instructions on a DIY skirtguard!

Milou said...

For a skirt guard, Use color "rubber bands", "S" hooks (or slim earring hooks), and drill small holes on your fender. Use a little creativity to get it all done. Although, it may be a little Chicky for chic???