Antifreeze in the blood: Finnish children ride bicycles to school at a temperature of — 17CBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/antifreeze-in-the-blood-finnish-children-ride-bicycles-to-school-at-a-temperature-of-17c
All children love to frolic in the snow and sledding. For Finnish guys, this is not fun, but part of everyday life. Boys and girls do not know what quarantine is during the winter cold, and go to school on bicycles, overcoming snowdrifts. Watch on as diligent kids race on their two-wheeled horses through the frost and blizzard to gain new knowledge.
Cyclists are afraid to ride in the rain, let alone ice, so they hide their two-wheeled friends for the winter, waiting for warm spring days. But, the residents of the Finnish city are not timid, and they do not want to part with their favorite bicycles for anything.Pekka Tahkola is a local resident, engineer of Navico enterprise and bicycle coordinator of the city of Oulu. He photographed the bicycle parking near the school when the temperature outside dropped to -17C. This man demonstrated that, no matter what weather conditions, nothing will make children get off their two-wheeled horses.
After the publication of these photos on Twitter, the Internet society exploded with a flurry of surprise and bewilderment.
Most people support the idea and admire the fact that bicycles have become an integral part of road traffic in Finland. Many people say that they would like two-wheeled horses to be held in such high esteem in their countries, too. Subscribers are pleasantly surprised that bicycles are left without a lock in the parking lot. This indicates a low level of theft in the city and the trust of residents to each other.Children on sleds in the middle of winter are a common thing, children on bicycles among snowdrifts are an extraordinary phenomenon. However, for northern residents, such a picture is quite familiar. Each country lives in its own rhythm, and the people have to keep up with its natural and cultural regime.
Have you tried cycling in winter?