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Entries Tagged as 'Euro-style cycle chic'

Cycle Chic–But Guess Where?

April 25th, 2011 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Euro-style cycle chic, Transportation bliss

The word that I think of when I see the photo above is “dapper.” Those bikes look dapper posed against the white stone of the building. (Close newelty readers will also recall when I described this older gentleman as dapper, as well. Similar feel to both.) And what about this huge fiestsenstalling pictured below? Any idea [...]

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Revolutionary (Cycling) Costume of the Day

October 13th, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Dutch bikes, Euro-style cycle chic, Good design

After ignoring the internets all day, I came home to see not only was one of my favorite sites Copenhagen Cycle Chic now also on Twitter, but that this amazing artist, Genna Campton, had created the incredible illustration you see above as an homage to that site.

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My Daily Dutch Commute

August 26th, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Dutch bikes, Dutch language school, Euro-style cycle chic, Good design, Novelty, Obsessed with the Dutch, Transportation bliss

I had a vision for my time at the Regina Coeli Language Institute (a.k.a Dutch Princess School), and that vision involved biking to and from school, in order to give myself a physical break after a long, mentally challenging day. I admit that almost an Eat Pray Love-style cliche, but I don’t care. I’ll own that’s it’s something almost exactly like this European fantasy.

I searched the Google maps nearby towns looking for a B&B, and mapped out my route using Google street view. It looked like the total commute time by bike would be 30 minutes, 45 tops. After my freakout about how it would work and my test drive in Delft, I found out that the Netherlands really makes biking easy, no matter where you are.

Video of my daily ride after the jump.

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A Dapper Gentleman, Cycle-Ready

August 1st, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Dutch bikes, Euro-style cycle chic, Novelty, Obsessed with the Dutch

I’ve already posted about how much I love the Dutch relationship to bicycling. I love Copenhagen Cycle Chic, and am trying to help bring Seattle Cycle Chic into being. But Dutch biking is simply beautiful.

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Seattle Cycle Chic

May 8th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Blog posts by Lia, Dutch bikes, Euro-style cycle chic, The point of travel, Transportation bliss

Yesterday was truly the first beautiful day of spring in Seattle. I dusted off my Dutch bike to ride into work, and loved how this dark purple tulip looked next to its Dutchie kin. Readers of this blog know that I’m obsessed with the Dutch, and with Dutch biking in particular as the ultimate, elegant solution [...]

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New York Biking…with New York Attitude

March 15th, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Dutch bikes, Euro-style cycle chic

One of the most life-changing ideas that traveling taught me about was the beauty of a bike. I love the idea of bringing Dutch-bike-love back to U.S. cities, but New York seems the most daunting place of all to contemplate biking through. (Although I also thought NYC would be the last place for a Siena-style [...]

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