Saturday, 5 March 2016

On coincidences of March cyclists

Chris (or Margo) wrote the following comment to my previous post:
"There are quite a few cyclists about in the slushy streets of Oslo in early March. Some are commuters; others are delivering takeaway in special back packs or strapped to carriers. One such outfit is called "Foodora", the name being a combo of "food" in English and "dora" which means "door" in Norwegian. And in the bike department of sports shops there are rows of studded tires for sale.  We are spoiled wimps in Vancouver!"

Therefore, when I walked out of the Alexis Nihon Plaza, I was surprised to this this bicycle attached to a traffic sign that I have often patronized in a like manner.

As you may observe, Foodora is also in Montreal as well as Oslo. Furthermore, it still isn't proper biking weather in Montreal. At least by my "wimpy" standards, e.g. there can`t be snow on the ground.

1 comment:

Margo and Chris said...

It turns out Louise's theory wasn't quite right about the origins of the name Foodora. The company started in Germany and functions in quite a few European countries as well as Norway and Canada. It is probably just a generic English language combo of "food" and "fedora" as in the hat. Perhaps in some jurisdictions and in some climates the riders wear fedoras, but in Oslo in March they wear helmets with woolly hats underneath.