4 January 2009

Copenhagen Aerodynamics

Three Wheeler
A little known Copenhagen cycling trick: combining a dapper flat cap [called a sixpence in Danish]and blue balloons will increase your aerodynamics on the bike lanes.

8 comments:

Mark said...

If those are helium ballons then the vehicle will be lighter and thus reduce rolling friction as well.

Very smart man.

Anneke said...

:D Indeed, I always carry a couple of blue balloons with me on my bike. (only blue mind you! ;) )

Mikael said...

haha, excellent, mark. :-)

and yes, anneke... blue is paramount.

GenghisKhan said...

That dude rocks! Love the balloons!
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melancholic optimist said...

We just watched Le Balon Rouge the other day, and this reminded me of that - not to mention it makes me very happy to see an older man with balloons on his bike. Pretty much the only people who don't look at me strangely in Portland for riding a bike in a suit are older people, they always smile at me and I love it.

Adrienne Johnson said...

I want that trike! You can tie all the balloons you want onto it!

Hynek Hanke said...

Since this blog is largely about woman, I'd also like to point out the invention of someone I know who used three GREEN helium baloons to carry her long ponnytail.

Mikael said...

melancholic... when do we see photos?!!