Thursday, July 4, 2013

You want bicycles?...try Torbole


Aaaaah...beautiful


Near the Dolomites, the bicycle is royalty...


...and is used by brides & grooms


...'Tour de France' types...


...and everybody else too...









...all happily co-existing, doing their thing, their own way...


...including BN3...


...& BN4...


...& HN1


Here...


...cycling...


...is for everyone...


...& everyone does it


...ok...not everyone


And those that do are not put off by little hillocks...


...or steps (if 'vietato a ciclo' sign is anything to go by at top!)

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Why are we Australians such a bunch of woosses when it comes to cycling?

What terrifies us so much about this 2-wheeled activity when in so many other countries it's non-event done by 'tutti' in so many different ways?

Massive sigh from me - SIGH

6 comments:

  1. While you are up that way, try Bozen/Bolzano, cycle share wee bit over 30%, on wonder it is consider to the best place to live in Italy... ;-)

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  2. Thanks, Kim, for all that!

    Sadly we head back to Oz tomorrow and I'm dreading it - this last month has been bliss in so many ways, and not only bicycle ones. Now it's back to misogyny and bike-hatred - sigh

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  3. What a beautiful place! I've never been to that town. I guess it is impossible to have visited every town in Italy. There were lots of bicycles in Pordenone and Udine (cities between Venice and Trieste) 20-30 years ago and now I see they have city bike sharing.

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    1. Oh, Lagatta, to be anywhere else but here now that I am back!!!

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  4. I just don't get it. Can you imagine a couple like in the 7th picture carrying their three children like that in Australia without the sanctimonious tut-tuts, moans and lecturing? An image like that would probably make the news - for all the wrong reasons.

    Madness!

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    1. Edward, I wish you weren't right but you are...completely.

      It's so disheartening and so unnecessary.

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