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  • Ken Ismert
    [Mark Garvey Wrote:] ... For _lots_ of pictures like that: Cycle Chic - Copenhagen Girls on Bikes http://www.flickr.com/photos/16nine/sets/72157594400316816/
    Message 1 of 7 , Sep 10, 2007
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      [Mark Garvey Wrote:]
      > Dale said that one picture eluded him ... is of a young woman,
      > riding an old dutch clunker style bike ... wearing a red
      > miniskirt, red high heels ...

      For _lots_ of pictures like that:

      Cycle Chic - Copenhagen Girls on Bikes
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/16nine/sets/72157594400316816/

      Disclaimer: In referring this link, I am in no way responsible if you
      decide to learn Danish and move to Copenhagen!

      -Ken

      --- In rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com, "Mark Garvey" <lazybee45@...> wrote:
      >
      > On 9/7/07, Ken Ismert <kismert@...> wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > De Fietsfabriek has a longtail called the Pax-Max Duo:
      > >
      > > http://www.fietsfabriek.nl/pages_eng/pmduo.htm
      > >
      > > Just goes to show there is very little we can think of, bike-wise,
      > > that the Dutch haven't already done. Likely, they did it 75 years ago!
      > >
      > >
      > Last June at the Iowa Velomobile and HPV conference, I had a couple from
      > Minnesota who came down and spoke about their trip by bike in the
      > Netherlands. they own Velomobiles (Cab Bikes) which are similar in
      concept
      > to the X but with a cab over them. they can pack an AWESOME amount
      inside!
      > but they cost about $10,000 too! so don't expect to see many around
      the USA
      > soon! anyway, they had a slide presentation on the cycling in the
      > Netherlands, including people riding Bakfiets with Gardening tools,
      bushes,
      > grocerys and kids in the tubs, and a good many showing people riding
      with up
      > to 3 kids on the bike with them.
      >
      > Dale said that one picture eluded him because his mouth was hung
      open and
      > couldn't get the camera up in time, but the image was engraved on his
      > eyeballs! He said it is of a young woman, riding an old dutch
      clunker style
      > bike. she was wearing a red miniskirt, red high heels and a
      business style
      > blouse and jacket. On her bike was a child in back, a second one on the
      > front mounted seat (with a windshield!) , and there was a third,
      unoccupied
      > seat. she was pedaling serenely through Amsterdam holding an
      umbrella over
      > her head and talking on a cell phone!
      >
      > the Dutch Soccer Mom!
      >
      > Bikes are not transportation INDEED! BAH! This administration has
      GOT to
      > go! grumble grumble. (and I don't care WHAT party it is, when they
      start
      > spouting drivel it is time to dump them!) As someone once said, "No
      matter
      > WHO you vote for, the Government ALWAYS gets in!"
      >
      > mark
      >
      >
      > Putting the fun in dysfunctional for over 50 years!
      >
      >
      > Mark Garvey
      > Cedar Rapids, Iowa free state!
      >
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      >
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      > I am a bicycling lifestylist!
      >
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