Bright Red

Classy transport

This very classy looking bike caught my eye right by the entrance to the local supermarket a while back. Notice again the low security -although the owner doesn’t seem to trust their built-in lock. Germans also seem to prefer rear mounted baskets, not front mounted as in the Netherlands.

It’s a complete mystery why the bike is here and not in the bike racks- it’s only about ten metres closer to the door. There’s a regular crop of bikes doing this: so I’m assuming they can’t see the bike rack behind the supermarket trolleys, that or they’re credit crunch afflicted Mercedes drivers who haven’t broken the habit yet.

Okay, I’ll admit I drained the colour out of the background: it’s such a lovely shade of red and the gaudy people-cans in the background rather distracted the eye. The black and white version looks nice too…