Copenhagen, Bikes and a Bridge
My first priority when I got to Copenhagen was to get myself a bike. Danish folks love to ride bikes and Copenhagen is arguably the world’s most bike-friendly city.
Bikes are rad; you can ride a bike drunk, you can park anywhere you want, it’s fun, you see far more of your city on a bike, it’s faster than driving in busy cities, it’s healthy, you’ll burn fat rather than oil and you’ll get sexy legs.
On this day the sun was shining and we were headed for the Queen Louise Bridge. Some call it the hipster bridge because of all the cool-cats who sit/lean/hang-out there, but it’s also the world’s most used bike-path. 36,000 people ride their bikes across it in a day.
This is Tobias, he had found his bike in a park and I ‘borrowed’ mine from a hotel. We picked up some beers and we found a spot to lean against the wall and we watched the world go by. There were so many folks on so many bikes. So many beautiful people and so many different types of cycle.
I was only in Copenhagen for a few days, on my last night we were out late at Tobias’s bar. I rose to the street planning to ride home, but alas my bike had been nicked. It was karma and it made me smile. I hailed a cab, we drove home through the dark streets and I had my face held to the glass, glaring with envy at the folks on their bicycles.
The next day I would be on a train, heading for Sweden…