putting things together …

After this photo I rounded the edges of the hinges a bit better with a file. The corona crisis made me think back to my father who always kept the “used-but-still-good” screws, bolts and nuts in glass jars. I have adopted that habit … in times of crisis always handy to have some spare inContinue reading “putting things together …”

low maintenance means that it is difficult to repair

I managed to get the lighting back in order, but to replace the hood again, I failed hopelessly. The silicone was cured sooner than I was done with reinstalling the bolts … with the result that the latter bolts didn’t fit, because the hood was gone crooked. Therefore my advice: do not buy an oldContinue reading “low maintenance means that it is difficult to repair”

Old videos

David mentioned an old video of mine that inspired him to buy a velomobile as well. As a result, I also saw the old videos again … Quite nice, even though the video technology has improved a lot in recent years … The first one is the “oliebollentocht 2007“. The second one is “paastreffen 2010“.

Cycling ancesters

I think my father (standing right) is about 18 years old when this photo was made… so the photo is about 100 years old! The photo fades away, I tried to get a bit more contrast in it. Nothing is eternal … My father apparently had a nice luxury bike! But my grandfather was alreadyContinue reading “Cycling ancesters”

At the start of the Corona- period

We are now living in the beginning of what will later be called the Corona period. It will be a transitional period between the two times. Both economically and culturally, but hopefully also ecologically. To think things through quietly, it is good to take a walk in nature now and then … I can onlyContinue reading “At the start of the Corona- period”

Top half is off …

The top is off so that I can easily reach everything inside the Quest-body. I clearly notice that my own body is now 64 years old and the flexibility has disappeared in recent years. The small openings in Quest 552 are such that I have to choose; either see through it, or put one armContinue reading “Top half is off …”

Hitch's birthday !

He is seven years old! Our dog Hitch … named after Christopher Hitchins. And just like Christopher Hitchens, he allows me to see the relativity of social human society on a daily basis.Hitch communicates it in the typical dog way … a friendly lick in my face, an attentive look in his eyes, lying quietlyContinue reading “Hitch's birthday !”