Sunday, May 29, 2016

Rainbow Bike

A move is on to try and get more Americans to commute to work or school via bike. In many parts of Europe, bikes are the primary mode of transportation. This presents a new set of challenges already faced by the Dutch. How do you find your bike in a parking lot that could hold hundreds or even thousands of them? One answer is to customize it with a brightly colored plastic basket, handles wrapped with florescent duct tape or unusual colors of  paint. Many city cyclists also see the value of having a junky looking bike that can take a lot of wear and tear and isn't so appealing to would-be thieves. I love this bike, with its strange marbeleized paint job. But perhaps some bicycle bandits would consider it a little too girly.