cycle chic

When I first came to Copenhagen, cycling in stilettos with an umbrella just seemed too ridiculous to even try. But there happens to be a means to an end / or a beginning to a new means.

Forget practical footwear and cycle helmets. In Copenhagen, where cycling is a main form of transport for city dwellers (as noted on the blog ‘cycleliciousness‘, there are over 500, 000 cyclists on the streets everyday, 36% of Copenhagen’s 1.7 million citizens), dressing up for an important occasion goes hand in hand with cycling on two wheels. These two aspects of life are routinely combined, even if somewhat precariously.

It’s what matters in Copenhagen, looking like you planned it all, getting from A to B with little more than ruffled hair. Premeditated casualness with a touch of chic. Anyway, this is just my excuse for using an umbrella the other day when I wanted to ride home in the torrential rain.



3 Responses to “cycle chic”

  1. 1 aaron78 July 30, 2007 at 6:55 pm

    Nice post. Couldn’t have said it better myself.

  2. 2 belle80 August 1, 2007 at 9:58 am

    Thanks Aaron.Your blog ‘girls on bikes
    definitely illustrates the point… and the occasional ‘boy on bike’ around Copenhagen!

  3. 3 Mikael August 4, 2007 at 12:56 pm

    Wonderful post.
    So eloquent.
    Love it.
    And thanks for the mention.

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