9 October 2008

Copenhagen Cycle Chic International Roundup

New York Times - Ruby Washington
Photo: Ruby Washington
The New York Times has a little slide show they call A Field Guide to the New York City Bicyclist wherein they feature five cyclists from the city. One wears lycra, but behold the others! Thanks to the readers who fired off the link to us.
New York Times - Ruby Washington
Photo: Ruby Washington

Karlskrona Cycle Chic
A little splash of Copenhagen Cycle Chic as seen in lovely Karlskrona, Sweden. Thanks, Joel!


A bit of Berlintasticness from Der Spiegel.

Springfield Cycle Chic
Thanks to Andy for this fine example of Springfield Cycle Chic!

Bike Girl Posse
I've had this photo on my harddisk for ages and ages. I think it's a publicity stunt for The Bicycle Film Festival.

GQ Taiwan
GQ's Taiwan magazine have a cool print edition with loads of my photos this month and here's a little online teaser for their Scandinavian design feature.

4 comments:

qian said...

A rough translation of that GQ excerpt :-)

Nordic Cycling LOHAS

Pictures by - Mikael Colville-Andersen

The most eye-catching are the speciality bikes, taken for granted by the Northern Europeans but intriguing for the foreigners. Grown-ups riding "nanny bikes" carrying two children in the front; Industrial-looking Cargo postal bikes with over-the-top carrying racks, exemplars of bicyclical practicality. Riding in Scandinavia, one carries away not only the memories of blue skies, be it the city or the country, one is also tempted to bring home that beautiful Nordic bike, to continue the relaxing journey.

qian said...

A rough translation of that GQ excerpt :-)

Nordic Cycling LOHAS

Pictures by - Mikael Colville-Andersen

The most eye-catching are the speciality bikes, taken for granted by the Northern Europeans but intriguing for the foreigners. Grown-ups riding "nanny bikes" carrying two children in the front; Industrial-looking Cargo postal bikes with over-the-top carrying racks, exemplars of bicyclical practicality. Riding in Scandinavia, one carries away not only the memories of blue skies, be it the city or the country, one is also tempted to bring home that beautiful Nordic bike, to continue the relaxing journey.

Jonno! said...

That's so cool that you got a submission from Springfield, MO. I used to live an hour away from there in AR. It is NOT a bike friendly area to say the least. Most of both of those states is just forest, with small roads and no shoulder and there's never anyone cycling. Drivers would never expect you.

Springfield is great though, I have a few friends that live there actually. A lot of kids from my hometown move there after school. Nobody I know cycles though, they all say it's too dangerous and the roads aren't set up for it, and all the usual excuses.

So it's really great to hear that people are starting to take up cycling, especially to commute; that seems to be where it's toughest to break the driving habit for a lot of americans. I think that small-town america will pose the largest hill for us in the struggle for oil independence, so this comes as promising news to me. Thanks for sharing

Zakkaliciousness said...

thanks for the translation, qian! sheh sheh