26 September 2012


Just got home from this year's Cycle Chic Conference in Budapest and it was a wonderful coincedence that Marc from Amsterdamized was in town at the same time. Haven't seen him for a long while - we're both busy, of course.

It was great to see him. He was in town to speak at a conference and design exhibition with the Dutch Embassy. So, I drank their free wine at the exhibition.

Budapest Cycle Chic Fashion Show_31 Budapest Cycle Chic Fashion Show_32
The next night was the Cycle Chic citizen cyclists fashion show, so his camera was busy.

And later we dished up some free drinks and food for him at the afterparty. What goes around comes around.

Amsterdamize Copenhagenize
What we do.

Amsterdamize Copenhagenize_1
What people think we do.

In a nutshell it was (and always is) a pleasure to meet one of the strongest and most important voices in the global urban cycling/liveable cities movement and... well... just hang out and drink with him.


Andrew said...

The picture of the bicycles on the poster seem to show a model that includes a music stand! The flute player's bicycle by chance? ;-)

You two look Alcoholized ;-)

Unknown said...

Wow, I really want to know what that bike is on the poster - it looks awesome! Anyone know...?

webmaster said...

The bike on the poster was created by Basten Leijh as a graduate project in 2003 http://www.bleijh.com/
He sold the design to Giant, they produced the bike with some modifications commercially. One of the features was the steering, also used as a lock. If you broke the lock, you still cannot ride the bike. Today the bike is not sold any more, but it can still be seen in the Dutch streets. Also on second hand markets the bike is sold http://link.marktplaats.nl/596177342

Sadia said...

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Melissa Brickman said...

Picture reminds of our dutch bikes in London! Fun summer. You guys look drunk and happy -awesome combo! Haha!