10 December 2011

I Love the Wind!

We're very pleased here at Cycle Chic to have a new photographer on board. Franz-Michael. While Mikael gets called "The Danish Bicycle Ambassador", it's a pleasure to have a real ambassador in our ranks. Franz-Michael has served Queen and Country as Danish ambassador to various countries including Afghanistan and Japan. In fact, Mikael met Franz-Michael in Tokyo a couple of years ago on Her Majesty's Bicycle Service. Several conversations about photography on various high-speed trains around Japan and here we are. Back in the 'hood with Franz-Michael's view on Cycle Chic. We're looking forward to seeing his regular posts here on the blog.

One of privileges of biking is having the wind first gently comb your hair and then having a gust rearrange it into an unruly mess. Today the winds were strong, and so the heavenly hair dresser decided to disrupt every strand of hair and strip of clothing that was not tied down:

Copenhagen Bikehaven by Mellbin 2011 - 1557

Even a hair band and a pony tail could be unfurled:

Copenhagen Bikehaven by Mellbin 2011 - 1558

This is from another windy day just to show how a scarf impromptu can be used to create an illusion of order while riding:
Copenhagen Bikehaven by Mellbin 2011 - 1041

Casual, alert, fresh in for work - and Thank God its Friday!:
Copenhagen Bikehaven by Mellbin 2011 - 1024

At nighttime it was still blowing hard outside. Her elegantly set Anglo-basque Beret was lifted away like a flying saucer, but she managed to grab it before it flew away:
Copenhagen Bikehaven by Mellbin 2011 - 1559


Edward said...

Wind in your hair? Come to Australia. We'll soon put a stop to that with our world famous helmet laws.

You know it makes sense.

Piotr said...

Wind looks beautiful in the pictures. But I hate the wind. Especially when I get home. Uphill and upwind.

Kate said...

Great photos, as usual!

Clyde S. Dale said...

Riding in the wind used to bother me, too; I got over it, after realizing that riding wasn't a daily challenge to extend myself, but an experience to be relished! I STILL extend myself, but on MY terms!

su said...

her majesty's bicycle service? what is it exactly? is there a link somewhere?

Franz-Michael S. Mellbin said...

To Su; what Mikael is alluding to is that while ambassador to Japan I organised and participated in several campaigns to promote cycling. Most notably the COP15 Cycling Tour where also Mikael participated. Incidentally the Danish Cycling Association runs a virtual "Cycling Embassy of Denmark" on the net. Happy cycling!