Today, for the first time, I’m writing something that is somewhat connected to what I do. My PhD is about bicycle infrastructure planning. I’ve been into bikes for a while. Since my first or second year at university, when I first tried a friend’s old racer. Norway’s terrain and weather is a bit demanding on road bikes. Salted roads, gravel for grip on slippery paths and quite hilly areas make it challenging for highly geared road bikes. This combination means that the most common bikes here are generally not the comfortable city bikes that you see in the Netherlands or Denmark. Of course they’re mountain bikes! A subsequent look around the university’s bicycle parking spaces reveals that this is definitely the case. But statistics on bicycle types are not very exciting. So I’ve made a collection of mini-memes based on photos I’ve taken in recent years.