14 April 2008

Daily Pickings

Old School Cool
He must have been about 150 and yet he rode well and steady and looked dapper doing so. Complete with a briefcase on his back rack. And on a cool, old SCO bike.

Learning Tools
For the better part of a century, Danish children have learned to ride a bike with a parent behind them holding a broom handle stuck under the seat, between the back forks.
Now, of course, you can buy ready-made handles, but it's just not the same. It's a handy way to learn, though.

Left Soon
A cargo bike waiting for the bike traffic light, a Danish postal worker heading straight on and a cyclists waiting to cross. A random moment in Copenhagen.

Bike Culture Taxis
Every taxi in Copenhagen is equipped with a detachable bike rack with room for two bikes. It'll cost you 10 kroner extra per bike. Very handy.
Ironic that every taxi in bike-friendly Copenhagen is a new, bad-ass Mercedes or equivalent. But man, those leather seats are lovely to sit on.

1 comment:

Fritz said...

The taxi bike rack is cool. I don't think I've seen that before.