The one wheeled trend is hitting the streets
I bet everyone has been aware of the increasing number of single speed bicycles everywhere. But while visiting different cities around Europe I noticed that there were new, even more creative ways to commute around the big metropolises.
Some of them are even landing to the shores of our Northern country.
A unicyclist in Basel, Switzerland
One may think it’s just one of those extreme sports which belong to circus. But when you actually think about it, a unicycle is almost as small as a pogo stick, it gets you around faster than walking and is a great way to improve your balance.
It’s definitely a great way to get more socialized plus fixed gear enthusiasts love you for it too!
Even my good ol’ pa decided to give it a try and has started practicing the unicycle. Here’s me packing his unicycle into my courier bag:
Kick scooters and roller skates
These are the devices I loved to ride in my childhood – but then they just disappeared! Luckily they’re now making a comeback a little by little.
The funny thing is though that not just the kids are riding them to school as back then but again, working citizens use them as transportation from home to the market or to work…
And of course
As I mentioned already the single speed cycles and fixed gear bikes have taken over the streets once and for all. I’ll be writing about it more in depth later though, as the phenomenon is worth an article of its own. :)
Fixie riders in Paris