I'm sure the people who put lights on their evergreen trees are not thinking about winter bicycle commuters, but they definitely make our ride a little more enjoyable!
Today I stopped to snap photos of some of the bright spots along my route.
|the Copenhagen GoBike -- with GPS and battery power -- no thanks!|
|This 3-speed rental bike was more my cup of tea!|
|The King and I, Copenhagen|
|just me and the Little Mermaid (and a few tourists!)|
|St. Paul's Church|
|The Marble Church|
|on the way to Gamla Stan, Stockholm|
|Linnaeus Statue in Humlegården Park, Stockholm|
|Walking to Gamla Stan|
|Gamla Stans Cykel|
|Cycling in Södermalm|
|Gamla Stan square|
|bike lane along a canal, Stockholm|
But what really opened my eyes was being at the grocery store and seeing a grandma come out with a bag of groceries and pop it into her basket and ride off into the snow. You never see that in Canada.Well, I hate to contradict the expert, but... on a visit to the small prairie city of Spruce Grove on a Friday or Saturday during the winter you just might see a grandma come out of the grocery store with a bag of groceries -- or two or three -- and pop them into her panniers and ride off into the snow. That grandma would be me, doing my part to normalize the idea of winter biking.
|the full-to-bursting panniers|