coup de foudre) with Le Rouge et Noir simply because it said "Made In France" on the black mixte frame. But would I be a different kind of rider if I started riding a Dutch bike? A fixie?
Does the man make the bike or the bike make the man?
This insightful article in the UK Guardian asks that very question: Can a different bike make you a different rider? Switching from his typical road bike built for speed to a sturdy European bicycle inspired Peter Walker to also make a fashion change.
Is it Nature vs. Nurture or Sink or Swim?
In my mind, style defies definition because everyone has his or her own unique way of expressing it.
This totally rad video from the Netherlands nullifies the one bike/one style argument. A Dutch boy on a Dutch bike in a business suit, seemingly commutes to work, but boy oh boy, does that boy have some tricks up his sleeve.
I like what I see! ;-)
May we not judge another rider until we have rode a mile in his chamois.