On August 18th, we wrote about a traffic sign in Belgium. That traffic sign showed how stylish Belgian cyclists are; they cycle in flared jeans, as if they’re heading for Woodstock. Looking at the traffic sign again, I can still see the cyclist’s long hair lock bobbing; hear him humming to The Who’s Pinball Wizard, almost.
There is romance in traffic signs.
Our reader Cian has known this ever since he interrailed through Europe in 2008.
On his trip, Cian rented bicycles in cycle friendly Copenhagen and Berlin, but it was while biking in Budapest he took the picture of the most stylish sign he’d seen. On it, a Hungarian gentleman cycles slow enough for his hat to not blow off. The gentleman’s straight back and languid pace give the impression he is accustomed to giving orders; not taking them. Probably, he holds a high position with a Budapest bank in the Lipótváros District. Eastern Europeans know their classical cycling.
So, first Belgium, then Budapest – we wonder what stylish signs we’ll find next.