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Joe V

Hi, I’m Joe V. The V is for Vadeboncoeur, but no one ever really calls me that (except my business card). That card also calls me the Global Director of Product Development, Marketing and Creative Design for Trek Bicycle. Yep, I am sometimes not really sure what all that means either. I do know that I dig bikes, oatmeal, motorcycles, burritos, the weird things I see along the way, my family and my job. I get to travel the world helping make great bikes, so it’s a pretty great gig.

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January 22, 2010



I live in Copenhagen and have used some of these. They are really great, but there are not enough of them yet.

The great thing about biking here is that all of the parts are thought about. There are places to park your bike, car drivers are very aware of you, and so on.

People say that Denmark is small. so it is easy here, but that is not true. For most people average commutes are probably under 10 km in most areas of the US too.

There is also the issue of weather. We do get snow and a lot of wind and rain here, but that doesn't stop people. When it snows the bike lanes are usually cleared first.

A group here made a video of biking in a storm that shows how it is done:


I try to stop my cruiser pedals so I can have my left foot up on the pedal and right foot on the curb. Ready to pedal and ready to cross the intersection.

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