Updated 26.10.2023

08 February 2008

Five Wheels, Three Arms

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Five Wheels, Three Arms, originally uploaded by [Zakkaliciousness].

I waited behind them, snapped a shot. But then as i waited I was wondering why the chap would choose a tricyle. He looked all dapper and casual in his suit and scarf and even engaged the girl next to him in a charming exchange of words and smiles.

I figured it was a style choice, that bike. Fair enough. It's a trendy European city.

When the light changed, he cycled away, keeping his right hand in his pocket. Or so I thought. It was then i realised that he was missing his right arm.

Of course. That's why he pedals around on a tricycle.

And how wonderful and Copenhagenesque that he still chooses a bike over other transport forms. And looks sharp in doing so.

There are so few reasons not to ride.