On a Sunday morning I enjoy a coffee and a little people watching from my apartment window. It's very peaceful, all the cars are tucked up in their suburbs and there's usually just a gentle stream of urbanites too-ing and fro-ing from local cafes. But this morning I was completely transfixed by a sight so bizarre that my brain didn't send the usual "pick up camera and take a picture" instruction that usually accompanied the sighting of a beautiful bicycle.
The bicycle was a gorgeous Velorbis Scap Delux. This bicycle is the model that is ridden by 'THE' cycle chic guy, Mikael Colville-Andersen of Copenhagen Cycle Chic ... so needless to say, it's a pretty styley bicycle.
So why was I rooted to the spot? Why was my brain screaming NOOOOOOO? Why was I horrified, stunned, and confused all at the same time?
The rider of this fine bicycle was dressed from head to toe in lycra complete with a sporty helmet!!!
I almost wept - the old saying 'you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink' came to mind. These bicycles are not cheap by any means, and one would imagine that the owner of such a bicycle would at least have a basic understanding of its 'cycling genre' shall we say. So, Mr lycra-Velorbis man, if you happen to be reading this post .... WHAT WERE YOU THINKING!!?