Thursday, October 1, 2009

Hamburg Cycle Chic



So I spent last week in Hamburg. I had a pretty nasty cold, but I still had a chance to walk around a fair amount. This was the most bike-friendly city I have been in other than Amsterdam. I'm talking real transportation. The downtown sporting goods store had a bigger section of lights, bags, fenders, baskets and other utilitarian gear than just about any shop I have been in.

The little bike above marked one of the ubiquitous bike lanes.

Oh, and the locals look pretty chic as they putter around on those bike lanes.

I took these shots in just a few minutes around rush hour in the heart of town.
























I think there may have been guys on bikes too. I don't recall them, but there appears to be a guy on a bike in this shot of the dedicated bike lane lights.



This cool bike may even be piloted by a guy:



Functional.

I'm pretty sure if you are reading this blog, you already know about the inspiration for this post, but just in case you don't know the master, click here.



3 comments:

  1. You are a dirty old man, Joe.

    Thanks for the pictures.

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  2. that is the best bike porn I've seen in a while. i mean those bikes are of a certain "classic" design with their rounded features and all. Brings out the purist in all of us.

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  3. So
    What exactly were you doing in Hamburg Joe?

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