*looks out the window at my bike in the rain*Indoor parking would be lovely today. But I did have a saddle-protecting bag with me, so I don't ride home later with a wet bum. All good.
Back in the day - and I do mean the day - my buddy Gypsy and I tried to take our horses into a saloon. The owner Buckhead pointed his shotgun at us "What in the hell..." We said we heard that this town was full of horse thieves. Everyone in the saloon laughed and sang out in Danish "Ha ha silly Americans, you need proper horse parking. This - unless you wish to impose an equestrian aesthetic - is an indicator of poor public parking though of course bikes do not piss and shit".
I think that Todd has a point - this is likely an indicator of poor public bicycle parking facilities. Here is a similar indoor bike parking facility from the Spirit of 77 bar in Portland Oregon:http://www.flickr.com/photos/zvileve/5267636497/And here is another picture of the local street-scape, just around the corner:http://www.flickr.com/photos/zvileve/5267635343/Note the distinct lack of bicycle parking options! And this is at Portland Metro (the regional planning agency), where there are many other big trip generators too....
Yeeeha! My local bar makes it onto Copenhagenize.com. I love Boulders! Didn't realize you guys took submissions. I'll be submitting some cool bike related things soon!
from an architectural perspective, what I like here is the innovative method of hitching ones bike. I can see why you're all making those references to cowboys. I'd feel like quite the dude casually walking on in, patting my Brooks saddle and headin' over to have my latte slid to me from the other end of a long shiny bar.
This place is three blocks from my house! For once, I'm actually sort of proud I live in Tempe, Arizona...(no offense to those who love it here)
I am so much impressed with this blog. I was always fond of biking (I am originally from Argentina, a non-friendly place for bicycle users)and I am biking more since I moved to Canada. I have taken on myself the challenge of commuting by bike and leave my big car parked on the garage. I have been doing everything by bike: practice (I am a psychiatrist), shopping, socializing). I am so happy to do that. Your site is a great encouragement for me, and I feel re-energized and inspired and motivated to continue biking. Thanks for that and for the great material you post. Winnipeg, my city is not at Copenhagen level but is rather bike friendly. From Winnipeg with love,Heydi
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