8 August 2009

Rainyhagen Days

Rainy Day Elegance
There's nothing quite like posting shots from a Rainyhagen on a day with brilliant sunshine and optimal beach weather like today.

Rainyhagen
The oh so blue bicycle lanes of Copenhagen - avec parapluie.

On a more serious-ish note, Copenhagenize.com has a piece about a new traffic safety campaign from the Danish Road Safety Council [Rådet for Større Færdselsikkerhed].

9 comments:

Jeremy said...

So - now I am the proud owner of a new bike. I had to have one until my Dutch bike gets shipped here, so I went for a lightweight city bike.

Now - any idea where I can get a "I (bike logo) CPH" T-shirt?

Mikael said...

You can buy the t-shirts at Baisikeli bike rentals at www.cph-bike-rental.dk

Phoenix said...

Strange question, but do European bikes have coaster brakes? I can't imagine being able to use an umbrella (which, in Portland, OR, is a good thing to have) and my front and back brakes at the same time?

Mikael said...

coaster brakes are standard issue in most countries.

although using an umbrella at the speeds we ride in europe is no problem with hand brakes. just take it easy and gently squeeze the back brake.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't all that wet paint be quite slippery?

Mikael said...

that's not paint, it's a plastic type of material mixed with sand. gives the same traction as asphalt.

jeremy said...

I hate coaster brakes - I don't like the fact that you have to slam your legs into reverse to make them work. In fact I like good old V-brakes, simple, effective, serviceable, cheap ...

Another sub-standard braking solution is fixed wheel. I am always scared that I'll forget about it, stop pedalling, and have my legs wrenched out of their sockets.

Cosmo said...

I love that the woman in the capris is so retro. With her pants, cardi, tattoo, basket, and cruiser looking bike. Her sense of style is so strong.

Mikael said...

coaster brakes are not for slamming. they're for coasting, while gently pressing backwards while you roll towards a red light.

there's a reason that they are the most popular brake in the world.