this is so funny, because i was having a conversation about this exact subject the other day. somehow, it just doesn’t work with guys on bikes. i love your pictures of girls on bikes, especially the ones from Paris a few months ago (the white boots, remember?). i think you should do a seperate archive of girls on bikes. please! i’d send it to everyone! make a book out of it!
She is very cute – personifies summer.Ha ha I love your love of bikes…and scarves and great hair. In fact I plan to ride (languidly)the streets of NZ decked out in an over sized scarf, with great hair and great shoes just in case…(oh and maybe some clothes as well)
you keep digging in my internal need for a bicycle.
thank you for visiting germany, so often people (including myself) have a strange perseption of them as fat men playing tubas. personally, i have found them and their culture to be quite inviting and vibrant.
Unlike most new world cities, many European cities are nowadays quite well equipped in terms of separated bike lanes. Plus, many city-centre streets are closed to cars, and parking is a bitch, and expensive. So riding a bike is often the fastest and most sensible way to get from A to B. Hell, I’ve seen in winters in Sweden how they ride (carefully) over ice and snow in temperatures well below freezing. But of course in summer it’s glorious to glide downtown on a bike. I’m jealous!
Agreed, she’s cute, but there’s a reason why what’s she’s riding on the picture is called a “men’s” bike – they’re a completely unsuitable mode of transportation if you’re wearing a skirt. Women’s bike have the low frame thing going, meaning that you can wear even a fairly short skirt and still look decent. (Not that this girl doesn’t look decent, but you know… As a general rule).
Love it. Sart, how do you ask people if you can take their photos? Do you know how to ask in 20 different languages? Your subjects almost always seem happy to be having their photos taken, as if you’ve explained the whole blog and everything.
I’m reading a lot of people wondering about cute BOYS on bikes . . . Come to Seattle! It’s a whole culture here! And bicycle boys definitely have their own sense of fashion. They’re everywhere and usually very very nice.
Girls on bikes, boys on bikes – coffee table item = PERFECT! I love bikes and have several for a variety of reasons, sadly, I don’t wear dresses with mine… usually lycra, helmet, try-to-be-cool jersey and a racing number? Bikes are B-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!
Started biking to work about half a year ago in Dublin. Being Swedish I am pretty much born on the bike, but unfortunately I have to cycle around with both a helmet and a bright yellow (rather nasty looking) vest in order to stay alive. I tell you that it is veeery hard to look cool in a nice little skirt, helmet and yellow vest. :(
Love the dress and the enviroment around her but for myself I would say that I would feel very uncomfortable to show so much skin. But she is adoreable! A bit of Kirsten Dunst-style over her. An easyness and playfulness..
Except in London…..the traffic is so goddam hellacious we are forced to wear helmets and bright yellow vests, for fear of crashing and getting one’s brains smeared all over the pavement. That’s not a cute look.
for years and years in germany it has been possible to buy a buckle-thingy specifically designed for keeping your skirt out of your bike chain. (longer skirts, obviously. maybe when they’re totally ‘out’, the buckle thingies go, too.)
i dearly, *dearly* love your blog. but really, for most people in europe the bike thing is just what it is. un-self-counscious gettin’ around. there’s no such thing as ‘i can’t possibly ride in these shoes’. no posing; no ‘ooh. who’s watching me now?’ not an ounce of ‘oh cr@p! i’m going to be late for my call to be charming urban set-dressing!’ and. they don’t ride ’cause they’re thin and picturesque. they’re thin (and picturesque in spite of themselves, evidently) *because they ride*. wish i lived somewhere rideable. maybe then i’d dress better… :)