cce’s fun foto challeng – anything to do with bicycles

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”
Albert Einstein


Country of cyclists

1. Netherlands

  • People: 16,652,800
  • Bicycles: 16,500,000
  • Cyclists: ~99.1%

“Crashing is part of cycling as crying is part of love”
Johan Museeuw

A colourful Dutch in Amsterdam – April 2017

2. Denmark

  • People: 5,560,628
  • Bicycles: 4,500,000
  • Cyclists: ~80.1%

“Every time you miss your childhood, ride on a bicycle!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Bikes at Kastrup Airport, Copenhagen- May 2014

3. Germany

  • People: 81,802,000
  • Bicycles: 62,000,000
  • Cyclists: ~75.8%

“One of the most important days of my life,
was when I learned to ride a bicycle.”
Michael Palin

One of the Chinese artist Xu Hongfei’s  “Chubby Women” shown at a street exhibition in Berlin – September 2015

4. Sweden

  • People: 9,418,732
  • Bicycles: 6,000,000
  • Cyclists: ~63.7%

“Good morale in cycling comes from good legs”
Sean Yates

I suppose with a bike you can park anywhere???!!! On the roof where they serve the best sandwiches in Porto – June 2017

5. Norway

  • People: 4,943,000
  • Bicycles: 3,000,000
  • Cyclists: ~60.7%

.. and little Landskrona (38.000) has the most bicycles per capita in Sweden. 

I don’t ride a bike to add days to my life.
I ride a bike to add life to my days”

A man and his bike … enjoying a beer at the Landskrona seafront – June 2013

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Anything to do with bikes, trikes or motorcycles

30 thoughts on “cce’s fun foto challeng – anything to do with bicycles

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  2. Absolutely love, love, love the post ! Although’ balances problems have never allowed me to participate it is by far my favourite way of mobility . . . and, in a ‘normal’ year the Tour de France, the Giro and the Vuelta are the highlights of my year !! Have listened and smiled at ‘Daisy . . . ” about three times whilst reading the statistics . . . shall send to others . . . . . .

    • Eha, I bought a new bike a couple of years ago … hadn’t been on one for about 25 years (even more) … was a bit wobbly the first 30 min … but then it was me on the go. Great way to get around. Everything in my own pace. The song is cute … it took me a while to remember it’s the title. Haven’t heard it for so long. Thank you so much for your support.

    • Thanks, A-C!!!! It is fun … challenge. When it comes to bicycles … there are loads of facts out there. Like bicycles, but not all cyclists.

  3. I love this post! Wonderful quotes, all different (and all true). The first years living here in The Netherlands I didn’t have a bike. I didn’t really need one. But oh, some Dutch people find that VERY strange, they stare at you and can’t beliiiiieve it when you say that you don’t have a bike. They have to ask again if they heard that correctly. This has given me a bit of a mental aversion towards bikes and the fanatic bike culture… But I do have one now, in the shed (ready for some maintenance). But biking gives a great feeling!
    You inspire me with this post! Perhaps both to post a bike post and to fix my bike!

    • Gunilla, love to see you again and that you’re keeping well in those days. I thought you were on your bike in all weathers living in the Netherlands. To be honest, mine is the shed too, need to get a holdover, haven’t used for the last 4 years. My back tire is flat and the lamp has come off. Don’t ask me why. I love biking and here like where you are, is it completely flat. Landskrona is made for bikes and I suppose that is why we have so many. *smile
      If you fix your bike … I fix mine!!!!!!

      • Deal, let’s get our bikes fixed, and start rolling again! 🙂 It’s good to be back here again, feels like home (still, after so much time away, andonly checking in sporadically). Take care!

      • Deal, Gunilla … it’s very nice to have you back … My casa is your casa. Please stay safe and be careful out there. *smile

      • Deal, Gunilla … it’s very nice to have you back … My casa is your casa. Please stay safe and be careful out there. *smile

  4. Since the virus hit it has been difficult to find bicycles to buy here. So many people are wanting to be doing something so they ride bikes. 🙂 You must know how much I love this. ❤️

    • Hi there, Colleen … I guest that I would have a visit by you .. because of this post. *laughing. Same over here: campervan, boats and bike = all hot items this summer. I hope that you and your near ones are okay. It’s a bit of a mess over there and worst of it all the people that seem to not be following the guidelines. Very upsetting. The USA will become very isolated from the rest of the world for a very long time. Please, stay safe and be careful out there.

      • Thank you Viveka. 🙂 I always visit my friends (I just don’t always comment) 😉 I think part of the problem ‘over here’ is the constant barrage of conflicting information. Every single day we get information to wear the masks, but every single day we also get information saying we shouldn’t wear the masks because of the health problems they are creating. One study shows the numbers are sky rocketing. Another shows that the numbers are ‘inflated’ because if one person who is tested positive is retested 7 times, that “7” is counted as 7 new positive cases. It’s maddening trying to keep up with the influx of information. Ugh.

        We are well here. Have been working all through this. My heart goes out to those at risk, who have gotten ill and/or lost someone. It’s a heartbreaking time for sure.

        Stay well!

      • …. Okay, I thought the message is very clear with the experts. Wear a mask … wear a mask. We don’t have to wear a mask here in Sweden, but I do when I travel public, taxi, post office and shopping. I still am a great believer in face mask … if I protect you – you protect me. The the rest of the world be all wrong and why do they wear masks on hospitals. We are all happy with our own beliefs. Sometimes it’s all about common sense too.

        Happy to read that you and your bunch are all well and healthy. There is still a long way to go for us all, a lot to work through still … so still be careful and stay safe. Lots … Wivi

      • I definitely wear a mask. I would feel awful if I was asymptomatic and gave someone something I could have prevented. And I would, as well, hate to get sick if I could have prevented it. I wear a mask for all reasons.

        Unfortunately there is a lot of information here that says masks are either: a) not effective and/or b) causing a lot of respiratory issues and infections. We are supposed to wear a mask, in our state, if we go out unless you are medically exempt. However, many do not wear masks and do not believe they should have to.

        I do believe common sense would prevail as well.

      • Here in Sweden … they don’t want us to wear them, because there is no proof that they work against the virus … there are so many studies in the US. Now Denmark started to wear masks .. I think it will change here in Sweden too, when the cases go up again. Otherwise, we have managed very well… without any close down. Mr Trump called us poor Sweden … but I if I should run into him … I would say “poor America.” Colleen, I’m like you – I wear my mask at public transport, supermarket … and crowded places. My common sense tells me that. Please stay healthy and be careful out there.

  5. A lovely post with wonderful quotes and images. I didn’t know that Landskrona had the most bicycles per capita in Sweden. That’s very interesting. We’re a two bike family, although my 2-wheel riding days are coming to a close. However, there might be a lådcykel in my future.

    • Thank you so much, Ron … Landskrona is made for bikes, it’s so flat and really good cycle paths through the whole town. Every fourth Landskrona resident takes the bicycle when he or she goes to school, work or on a short errand. But Malmö ends up in fifth place when the world’s most bicycle – friendly cities. Not bad. “Lådcyklar” … I think is the best since sliced bread.

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