Here’s a collection of cool bikes–just a handful to whet the appetite! The more you get into bikes and cycling, the more you discover how this ingenious little machine gets around, and gets people around. It has true international flair.
First, one from our sister city of coolness, Berlin:
And another bike, also in Berlin, with the backdrop of the largest outdoor karaoke I’ve ever seen:
Not to be forgotten is Albert Hoffman’s famous bike and Bicycle Day itself. When Hoffman, who invented LSD, ingested the substance for the very first time, he was assisted home on a bike. His trip went from terror to enjoyment as he began to surrender to “Kaleidoscopic, fantastic images…exploding in colored fountains, rearranging and hybridizing themselves in constant flux …”
My step mother sent me this from her trip to Argentina, a photo of Che Guevara’s bicycle. Forget the Motorcycle diaries, this iconic revolutionary also had a trusty ten-speed way back when (even though it looks like his Mom was storing it for when he graduated from college):
And finally, my local favorite, the Dutch Momcycle (I like to think it’s pronounced Momsicle), the surest way of getting around and not having to look in the rear view mirror to discover what little Jaap is up to: