These button badges are from the time when all bicycles were still “green”. I found them in an old box stored in the shed … Today, the majority of new bicycles sold are electrically assisted and thus bicycles have become part of environmental pollution. It’s only a matter of time until all bicycles are electrically supported andContinue reading “old button badges”
For years I’ve used a velomobile for my commute. I had a good condition although I was a heavy smoker and used to smoke even while cycling.In November 2013 I quit my job at the Thermphos-site and had to use a car, for my employers were not accessible by bicycle or the distance was wayContinue reading “my velomobile history …”
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 …”
Since I’m working on Quest 552 I put my Zephyr next to it, to compare the height …I’ll also clean my Zephyr tomorrow, because it’s spring and it’ll get only warmer outside.
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”
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 …”
How long can you continue driving with the original velomobile rims? Today I lost confidence and decided to renew them …
I immediately think of the following video when people ask me what “headwindcycling” means. Tomorrow I’ll be there, making photos of these sportsmen on Gazelle bikes (the simple model that is common in the Netherlands).
Too bad I didn’t have my camera with me … the “photos” of the phone will have to do it … It was a beautiful sunrise! How much money would an average person want to spend to experience this beautiful sunset while cycling in a comfortable velomobile? I earned that money this morning on topContinue reading “Cycling home after the nightshift”
They participated in the Dutch championship Headwind Cycling 2018.
While I was working on the many photos I made at the Dutch Championships Headwindcycling, one of my external hard discs crashed … It proves how important it is not to rely on just one memory! I didn’t lose any photos, but I have to do all the post-processing once more … Fortunately, I’m justContinue reading “hard disc crashed … !@#$%^&*”
The weather was nice today. That’s why I decided to take my velomobile out of the cobwebs and see what it takes to get it “up and running”. The fastest way is to pump up the tires, get in the velomobile and cycle around Walcheren. and then see what’s going wrong …. Continue reading “first ride in my Quest-velomobile since a long, long time …”
I took my old faithful Zephyr out of the shed and sprayed all the cobwebs off. The frame is made of stainless steel, the last one that Danny Siepman had made before he moved out of Colijnsplaat. details about the history and the many shapes of this bike can be found on this oldContinue reading “Zephyr”