Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Ok, We Americans Get It – All Cute Girls in Europe Ride Bikes Everywhere, Wearing Cute Clothes, All Day!, Berlin


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  1. Doreen

    May 8, 2007 at 6:36 pm

    I once again don’t see why you posted this…

  2. Ellie

    May 8, 2007 at 6:37 pm

    We do that here, too! Just visit any American college town. . .

  3. Rebecca

    May 8, 2007 at 6:38 pm

    Naurally! Bikes are great exercise, environmentally sound and SEXY

  4. Anonymous

    May 8, 2007 at 6:41 pm

    munzstrasse? so close to ulf haines and andreas murkudis!

  5. Jerome

    May 8, 2007 at 6:48 pm

    Well, thats a fact! By the way, you should stop by in Zurich: it s where this “pretty girls in high heels on race bikes”-thing gets the most sophisticated… Thats my favorite fetish/ Turn On…

  6. luggi

    May 8, 2007 at 6:53 pm

    I can’t say I approve.

  7. Anonymous

    May 8, 2007 at 6:59 pm

    Actually, we ride them here in the U.S. too, at least in some cities! You just can’t see us because we’re hidden behind the enormous American cars that take up so much room on our streets.

  8. Candid Cool

    May 8, 2007 at 7:04 pm

    Apparently so.
    Cute indeed.

  9. Anonymous

    May 8, 2007 at 7:07 pm

    Better hope that unlike some Americans, they actually wear underwear.


  10. A & M

    May 8, 2007 at 7:25 pm

    What´s cool with this photograph are the contrasts between the cute girl, her men´s bike and the raw background. Love your photos.

  11. amillionpieces

    May 8, 2007 at 7:36 pm

    I am so in the wrong area of Europe. Sweden are in the EU tho, right? So I can move there anytime? Good, I knew there had to be a plus side to the EU.

  12. Anonymous

    May 8, 2007 at 7:48 pm

    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!

  13. Mr. Useless

    May 8, 2007 at 7:53 pm

    Hey, there’s a bit of sarcastic humor. Great!

  14. Maria

    May 8, 2007 at 7:59 pm

    I call the style “hippie”, but the good type.

  15. The Lady and the Rant

    May 8, 2007 at 8:06 pm

    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)

  16. stephanie s

    May 8, 2007 at 8:25 pm

    ohhh, i have the uneasy feeling that with one wrong move that dress will be both up, and down, around her waist.

  17. Tom, um ser diferente...

    May 8, 2007 at 8:56 pm


  18. Heather

    May 8, 2007 at 9:00 pm

    wow, she is so cute and carefree! what a perfect spring picture!

  19. hoi polloi

    May 8, 2007 at 9:19 pm

    Beyond the bike she looks like most Cali girls.

  20. Hottie Police

    May 8, 2007 at 9:39 pm

    Riding your bike with no helmet whilst listening to your iPod = the epitome of safety!

  21. Carlene

    May 8, 2007 at 10:03 pm

    That’s nice. Uh, patiently waiting for cute boys in cute clothes (hopefully some type of PANTS) on bikes.

  22. mimi

    May 8, 2007 at 10:50 pm

    I agree that biking in traffic would make that drss drop where it shouldn’t. At least here in Boston :)


  23. Anonymous

    May 8, 2007 at 10:59 pm

    Hey another NZr! Sadly, don’t come to Auckland to see cute girls on bikes – it’s way too hilly, the traffic’s nuts, and we have to wear helmets – not a good look under any circumstances.

  24. Anonymous

    May 8, 2007 at 11:06 pm

    I second the coffee table book about girls on bikes!!!

    That’s all i noticed when i was in the Netherlands and Belgium…

  25. sung

    May 8, 2007 at 11:38 pm

    She’s Vavoom. People seem sexier when they have to work. It’s in the earnestness.

  26. alyson

    May 8, 2007 at 11:40 pm

    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.

  27. Anonymous

    May 9, 2007 at 1:16 am

    this pic’s title – couldn’t have said it better myself. haha.

  28. toshi

    May 9, 2007 at 1:54 am

    okay, you deserve to use all that punctuation in ‘one sentence(‘?). we can all look good on bicycles, ladies and gentlemen. we can all be healthier…

  29. Robert

    May 9, 2007 at 2:07 am

    I miss Europe. America is too fast.

  30. Nameless4Now

    May 9, 2007 at 3:33 am

    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!

  31. andrea

    May 9, 2007 at 4:49 am

    Oh Sart, kudos 2u – your headline on that photo is just great ;-)

    Greetings from Vienna,

  32. Anonymous

    May 9, 2007 at 5:33 am

    this girl does looks cute. i’m amazed that her tubetop is still up considering the roads in berlin make for bumpy ride.

    but the zurich comment is a joke. there is no fashion in this city. you might see a lady wearing heels on bike, but there will be a very out of shape, poorly dressed figure attached to it.

  33. Anonymous

    May 9, 2007 at 5:43 am

    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).

  34. Anonymous

    May 9, 2007 at 6:04 am

    i live in milano and go around only in bike, (and am female) only problem here in italy: if you go around like that you get attacked from shouting maniacs all the time…

  35. Blue Floppy Hat

    May 9, 2007 at 6:18 am

    Lovely picture. And bikes are the best way to go as far as transport is concerned, methinks.

  36. Alice Olive

    May 9, 2007 at 8:25 am

    She’s vibrant!

  37. ellen

    May 9, 2007 at 8:47 am

    yes, we do!

  38. emeeul

    May 9, 2007 at 10:26 am

    There are many wonderful European blogs with tons of photos of people on Fietsen (bicycles).

  39. Anonymous

    May 9, 2007 at 10:29 am

    no way — boys on bikes have also got it going on! how come so few boys?

  40. Anonymous

    May 9, 2007 at 10:50 am

    so adorable! i love her. i’m making my mum read this blog..

  41. Anonymous

    May 9, 2007 at 11:56 am

    she does look awfully cute, but she would
    look cuter with a helmet on!

  42. Claris

    May 9, 2007 at 12:26 pm

    Surely there must be cute *men* who ride bikes in Europe? Sigh.

  43. Carolina Lange

    May 9, 2007 at 12:30 pm

    so cute!

  44. shoe lover

    May 9, 2007 at 12:52 pm

    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.

  45. xie

    May 9, 2007 at 4:01 pm

    why is she riding a men’s bike in that dress… i’m beginning to think that all european girls are extremely immodest, which is not that cute.

    • kĂĽrzel

      September 9, 2012 at 8:51 pm

      Why on earth is riding a men’s bike in a dress immodest?

  46. Kirsty

    May 9, 2007 at 7:26 pm

    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.

  47. Ali B.

    May 9, 2007 at 8:41 pm

    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!

  48. Recondite

    May 9, 2007 at 9:08 pm

    When girls ride bikes here we don’t look nearly as cute because we have to wear a helmet… I wonder if there are any helmets out there that actually look good.

  49. Ellie

    May 10, 2007 at 1:56 am

    Hey, but think about how much better-looking men’s bikes’ frames are. I just wish it was possible to ride a fixie in heels.

  50. Linda

    May 10, 2007 at 4:05 am

    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. :(

  51. Mr. Rover

    May 10, 2007 at 4:16 am

    I am in LOVE

  52. Anonymous

    May 11, 2007 at 6:36 am

    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..

  53. stressqueen

    May 11, 2007 at 12:03 pm

    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.

  54. Jen

    May 12, 2007 at 12:13 pm

    I love these girls wearing the flats. So comfortable. I hope the trend never dies.

  55. Carla

    May 14, 2007 at 7:34 pm

    I guess they dont have to dodge monster SUVs las we do. Also we don’t look “sexy” in helmets. But I rather have my life than look cute on a bike.

  56. Anonymous

    May 15, 2007 at 8:58 am

    great photo :)
    keep up the good work sart, your site is a joy to visit

  57. Anonymous

    May 17, 2007 at 8:00 pm

    Really cute and a free spirited picture.

  58. Anonymous

    May 3, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    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 [email protected]! 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… :)

    anonymous coward

  59. rinarina

    May 10, 2008 at 7:08 am

    w o w !

  60. Hyakoukoune

    October 10, 2008 at 7:10 am

    WOW !!! J’adore !!! Je me marie avec elle tout de suite et on fera pleins de petits vĂ©los !

  61. Ben

    May 21, 2009 at 7:15 am

    That’s a bike…. not the style of a bicycle

  62. Anonymous

    April 27, 2010 at 6:57 am

    Man, you really need to come and visit Amsterdam!



  63. majorzoheb

    May 12, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    There is something ultra-sexy/chic about women on bikes with inappropriate footwear!

  64. Camila

    October 7, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Brazilians need to get it too! Great!

  65. Heba

    December 2, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Stunning girl! carefree, simple and sexy! In DENMARK during summer you will see maaany pretty girls on their bikes ;-)

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