Sunday, 30 May 2010

Are Bristol's cyclists chic? We certainly are!

A sunny evening after work in Bristol City Centre - and a variety of chic cyclists abound:

Styles of dress vary tremendously in this still changeable weather. Whilst the women have shed their winter coats - boots are not eschewed (attempted pun!). While the men retain their overcoats:

(seemingly in hot pursuit!).

We could be in Paris now.

But a smart suit and that jaunty boater re-assure us that Bristol is the place to be.

Picking up on the red pannier in the first pic but taking it all the way - this is real red style.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Spring "Break"

Although we're definitely in Spring, and we did have a quick burst of warm weather, we've been having April showers in May and Spring seems to be taking a break whilst a chill wind continues to blow - so our chic cyclists are keeping well wrapped up with hoods ...

and puffa jackets (note the green laces though!) (and a nice basket)

Oh wow! .. and close to a full-on parka! with interesting leggings and boots.

Meanwhile, some people seem to be more impervious to the cold and look as though they wear just what they happen to have had on already

and for the hardy types that's just shorts and T-shirts (maybe they're just optimists!)

Elsewhere in town, there's more fur and boots in evidence.

Whilst city gents just jump on their bikes in their work suits (he looks so relaxed - there's no way he's going to break into a sweat - even though he's just come up from The Triangle - and maybe even up Park Street!) Oh, did I mention it was Spring!
I said it was cycling chick - not cycling check! I wonder where she's off to?

Nice satchel (messenger bag?) and a bright red top (to go with the red bike of course!).

And this guy just looks happy to be on his bike (he stopped and posed for me at the lights later on!)

Whilst not the weather for shorts, with some warm leggings she can still get some wear out of them - and with her calfs exposed she might be able to add a chainwheel tatoo!

There are other ways to be chic - I so wish I could balance like this - I don't think it works from a sitting position on an upright though.

Our chic check chick, back from the shops with some flowers - that's nice.

My dilemma now is whether to wait for better weather or press on regardless! Think I will leave it to Bristol's chic cyclists to decide for me.