10 January 2010
Gentlemen Strangers on Wheels
Whilst the Cycling Girl is - and has been - a cultural icon for more than a century, the gentlemen cyclists of Copenhagen are not to be forgotten. Funky hats feature prominently on these frigid days as much as they do on the heads of their female counterparts.
This is a scene that baffles many a visitor to this city. Visitors from countries where the bicycle is considered little more than a sport or a recreational activity for persons interested in athletic pursuits.
The bicycle is transport here. People in cars who smoke light up whilst commuting. Why should it be any different for commuters who choose other transport options? Or eating or drinking for that matter? Hardly surprising we have a number of posts about these things. And what a wicked cool scarf.
Bringing skiis with you on your bicycle these wintry days is probably a wise choice.