17 July 2010
Summertime is travellin' time. Most Danes get 5-6 weeks of annual holiday and a large chunk of that is reserved for summer. The bicycle is often involved in some way when you're heading off somewhere. These first three photos were all taken a few weeks ago and there are good odds that these Copenhageners were heading off to the Roskilde Music Festival.
This chap is probably not off to France on his bicycle, but he could surely be headed to the train station.
This shot is from August last year. A camping holiday awaits.
Arrival or departure? We'll never know.
Most suitcases have wheels these days, so that means they go hand in hand with bicycles. Just drag them along behind you.
And when you buy a suitcase for your upcoming holiday, it doesn't transport itself home, now does it? That's what bicycles are for.
Maybe you're staying at home this year and tending the garden or fixing up the house. All the stuff you need has to get home on two wheels.
As for me, I'm off to Melbourne on Sunday, with my son Felix, and I'm very much looking forward to speaking at the State of Design Festival with my Four Goals for Promoting Urban Cycling talk. There will be a mini Cycle Chic Conference, as Unity Finesmith, from Auckland Cycle Chic is flying in for the talk. Always brilliant to connect with the Cycle Chic network.
After Melbourne, the Boy Wonder and I will be beach bumming it in Abu Dhabi for week. Catching some rays, hanging by the pool and on the beach. Niiiice.