Sunday, August 6, 2017

Twenty Pictures of Cyclists Commuting on Boulevard du Palais Paris

Woman in black singlet shirt, blue jeans and sandals riding a unisex bike with handlebar basket. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.

Peak Cycling in Paris - Get on ya Bike!

Cycling in Paris? Well sadly I admit I did not manage to straddle a saddle and go cycling through Paris myself, although I certainly would have liked to. Although I have not had a bike for the last few years - insert sad face - cycling has been my primary form of transport for most of my life; so it was with much interest and both a cyclist and a photographers eye that I  paid considerable attention to the style of bikes I saw being ridden and the personal style of many of the people I saw riding those bikes. And as a rider from Australia where cyclists are sadly viewed as a menace, road-kill and potential cash-cow.. it was truly great to see the wide cross-section of people choosing a bike as their means of transport to get from point A to point B. It's also nice to see people free to ride without a helmet - I read recently that many European countries have introduced a law where if there is an accident between a car and bicycle the driver of the car is automatically at fault; which is the opposite of the law here in Australia I believe. Perhaps this is one of the reasons people can ride without fear for their safety; though having competitive cycling as the #2 sport throughout Europe I think means your average Madame and Monsieur are very bike aware anyway. It seems too that age is no barrier to getting on your bike, nor is fashion a problem, wear what you like. The bikes? I must say I was happy to see what I took to be an inordinate number of vintage 1980's frame sets; it seems you can't beat an Iron Horse after all. Of course the 20,000 Vélib bikes certainly made their presence felt too and next time I am in Paris; I will certainly be taking one for a spin. So here you are, 20 views of cyclists commuting along Boulevard du Palais just after 6 pm, 28°C while I enjoyed a lazy beer at L'annexe - I didn't even rise from my café chair to get the shots! If only things could be so civilised back home.
Two men commuting by bike, one in long sleeve shirt, shorts and boots. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Woman in summer dress and sandals rides a Vélib city bike. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Man in tan chinos and blue shirt, boat shoes and satchel over shoulder rides a Vélib city bike in Paris France. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Woman on a purple bike with two bags. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Woman rides a ladies bike with panners wearing an orange motorbike style helmet. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
two women cycling in Paris traffic wearing summer outfits. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Man in bike helmet riding a vintage silver Peugeot road bike with handlebar basket. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Woman in black blouse and denim skirt riding a silver Mixte bike. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
lady in all pink outfit brown wedge sandals and large leather bucket bag tote in handlebar basket, Vélib city bike. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Maroon dress and blue plimsolls, bag in basket; Vélib city bike. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Bike with empty child's seat; woman in jeans and singlet, seethrough floral bag over shoulder. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
woman cycling in wedge sandals blue pants and cardigan, white music ear buds. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Young blonde woman in gray marle top and denim skirt and silver sandals, leather backpack rides a brown woman's bike.Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Woman in blue gingham top and white pants on black ladies bike. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Woman on mountain bike wearing black singlet and navy plus four pants. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Woman in striped  top and dark pants rides a modern open framed bike with wooden tray on rear rack. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Man in red polo shirt and orange glasses rides a red steel mountain bike with city tyres. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
Woman in bike helmet, tee top and skirt over cycling pants, riding what is possibly a folding bike frame. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
man in blue tee, Levis jean and red converse sneakers rides a light green vintage steel MOTOBECANE road bike. Paris photos by Kent Johnson for Street Fashion Sydney.
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