Thursday, January 8, 2009

Biking in Winter?

Yup - some people do! I don't know how they do it will all the snow we get, but some brave souls do take their bikes to get from Point A to Point B!
This bike stand is right beside the Angrignon metro (which is part of the Montreal subway system). Interesting architecture...

26 comments:

Cari said...

Wow they are brave! Great shots. And yes making the 100 calorie packs ourselves saves a lot of money!
Cari

SharpScott said...

Not for me thanks. :-) I have spoken with vendors in the NE that ride their bikes to work even in the snow and it makes me shiver just thinking about it. Those are pretty impressive lockups however I see a seat is missing. The bike shop recommended I get a cable lock for mine (which I did) as seats come off so easily. Sorry to see tagging isn't just an American thing. Your pictures are beautiful as usual.

Margaret said...

I don't think I'd be one of those brave people on bikes in the winter! I love the bright red on the metro station.

CindyTykie said...

BRRR that makes me cold to think about riding a bike in the snow! LOL Great shots!

Cindi Koceich said...

That would sure be a work out powering through all of that snow! Love all the lines!!

Kristina said...

Wow, impressive! I used to bike in the winter in college, though. It was such a good workout!

Becca said...

Crazy! lol! Nice captures..tfs

bugg said...

Wow that is brave. But if you have to get from a to B and don't have any other wasy you do what you have to do.

Raechel said...

Those are both very cool! I really like the second one, the red stands out and the architecture reminds me of the Netherlands!

Mom2Drew said...

We bike in the snow here, in fact I see it all the time.

Sharon said...

Those are some serious bike racks. I had a friend in high school who used to ride even when it snowed. I consider her crazy b/c she had other options.

shirley said...

My neighbor rides in the winter. Granted, we aren't as cold as Quebec, but it's not warm here, either.
Takes dedication and some guts. I really like the first picture.

Michelle Duckworth said...

Crazy people... my legs would be extremely tired. LOL

Inkspots said...

Love this! I too wonder how they can bike with that much snow.

Lacy said...

OMG...that's funny! I'd have to have spikes in my tires to get anywhere on a bike in the snow! All I can think about on this is how much more of a workout it would be in the snow!! OUCH!

Boston Family said...

Wow! I couldn't ride in the snow. Love the second photo with all the red. Nice captures.

pat said...

Those snow bikers have to have calves of steel!! That station has a lot of interesting angles/curves in it, too.

pakosta said...

LOVE the bright colors on this photo! and yes, totally brave LOL!
tara

Rachel said...

I have a friend that rides his bike in the winter. Crazy if you ask me. Nice shot of the bikes and great building.

threehartmans said...

We had about a foot of snow a couple of weeks ago. I was astounded to see people riding their bikes to work in it! I guess hard core bikers will pedal through anything?

Steph said...

Just makes me cold thinking about it! Cool shot.

Angela2932 said...

I love the bright red against the white snow. My son tries to bike as much as possible in Minneapolis and he just asked for a heavy duty face mask type thing that helps warm the air that he breathes as he rides. I couldn't do this!

Linnao said...

Very colorful! And good luck to the biker :-O Nice shots!!!

Stacey said...

Great shots. I love the colors. We have people that ride bikes in winter here too. Props to them!

ashleyhiskesphotography said...

That is crazy that people would do this in the winter!

Bobbi said...

Oh my that is crazy! Wouldn't it be slippery? I love the architecture here.