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How to use a bike



When I moved to England I noticed a lot of differences from Denmark. When I moved back to Denmark I noticed even more. One being that "cyclist" means different things.

In Denmark a cyclist just means a person on a bike (and most Danes are cyclists), but in England it's mostly used about people who are really really REALLY into bikes.

27th May 2014
 


186 Comments:
 
1 month ago #9265509        

Poor iceland has had some REALLY bad experiences with bikes.



1 month ago #9260363        

And this bit about cycle parking in Copenhagen was on BBC.com today

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29601069



2 months ago #9259080        

This is the true image of an Icelander on foot in Denmark. So funny and so true.



2 months ago #9255149        

Looks like the "no texting while driving" rule doesn't only apply to car drivers.



mcv

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2 months ago #9249560        

I'm always amazed to read how amazed Americans are by Dutch bikes (and even more by the lack of helmets). Essential reading: http://www.ski-epic.com/amsterdam_bicycles/



Toxicpaw

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2 months ago #9248837        

I pretty much bike like Denmark



2 months ago #9246651        

England was an awesome cyclist while Denmark was an ordinary cyclist



3 months ago #9240750        

My sister almost broke her legs in an accident with a stupid careless person on a bike once :3



Aryllia

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3 months ago #9234726        

I've come across both types in Sweden and both are equally horrible to face while in a car.

On one hand, the competitive race-training folks who insist on taking their bicycles ON THE FRIGGIN HIGHWAY (as if we didn't have a gajillion of small off-the-chart roads all over the place).

On the other hand, the regular Örebro citicen. Örebro is the town of shitty traffic, and not only because it's almost as many jackdaws as human inhabitants, but because local politics insist that people shouldn't use cars in the city while leaving no room for people to leave their cars because the parking lots all cost an arm and a leg. As such, anyone from outside the city is faced with local inhabitants on bikes who all have the combined self-preservation of a suicide bomber as they throw themselves out on the road blindly in the knowledge that if an accident happens the car owner will automatically be the culprit.

Örebro is the closest large city from where I live, and it's sort of the pimple of Sweden.



3 months ago #9233016        

Fortunately I learned pretty quickly to differentiate the pavement from cyclist paths. Icelanders who don't pay the price.



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