6 November 2008

Raintastic

Rush
Autumnal rain on the bike lanes. A stylish Copenhagen Supermum and her boy in the rainy afternoon rush hour.

Stocking Crossing
Another supermum, 'sans enfant' crossed my path.

Rainbow Rainy Day
'Chic' is, and always will be, a relative term. Nevertheless, a splash of colour on a rainy isn't a bad thing.

Cargo
Red rain poncho, heavy load on the Short John.

3 comments:

Eimear said...

yeah, rain is the one time style gets compromised methinks!! Cycling for an hour in the rain without appropriate gear is just unpleasant!

melancholic optimist said...

We had a really similar day in Portland today: fog and clouds and *wet* - not raining very hard, but everything was wet. A lot of Portlanders wear brightly-colored rain gear all Autumn/Winter, as you never know when it's going to start dumping:

http://flickr.com/photos/poetas/3008478394/

Most of the time my wool coat or corduroy blazer with a scarf are enough, but I keep a poncho in my pannier bags just in case :)

Anonymous said...

Same here in NY, a day when there has seldom been anything you can really call rain, but everything is wet and staying that way.

What the Irish refer to as a "soft" day.

As for compromising style, it is, of course, in the eye of the beholder; and I think Little Red Riding Hood is lovely.

Of course I also can't think why civilized men ever gave up tunics and cloaks for barbarian shirts and pants, so YMMV.

I make my own cloaks out of waterproofed cotton, wool and Polarfleece(tm), but I'll also sport a Driza-Bone oilskin riding coat and leggings.

All normal street clothes for me, not bike gear (although that does make me one of the local "eccentrics," as does riding a bike as an alternative by choice to driving a car).