I have been cycling in Europe for the past two weeks. I did A series of drawings for the Vans BMX Pro Cup and they flew me over to an event in Germany. To make the trip interesting (and to not just stand around like the old washed up BMXer that I am) I decided to ride from Geneva, over part of the Alps and then up the Rhine River Cycle route into Germany. All in all, it has been a pretty epic 10 days of living out of a pannier bag and rewashing the same riding gear in hotel sinks. I know Pinkbike isn’t about bike touring but let me say that exploring a new place by bike is a pretty darned awesome thing to do! Climbing over and the alps in Switzerland was especially amazing.
It might have been smart to learn a little about the road signs in the countries I was going to explore but I didn’t. Instead, I found the pictograms on the signs in Germany, France, and Switzerland often vague and funny. Without much for my mind to do during days of pedaling, I would imagine funny alternatives to what these signs might be trying to tell me. I’m a bit limited on how I could draw these from the bike but here’s a few of them.