Zephyr and Bob-yak

I gave my Zephyr recumbent some good maintenance and plucked the old Bob-yak from the ceiling of our shed, where it hanged for 20 years. Some black paint, new bearings, grease and a bit oil after a good cleaning was all it took to be ready to roll. It’s funny that Strava asked if IContinue reading “Zephyr and Bob-yak”

Headwindcycling, the Dutch Championships 2022

It was pouring rain when I arrived this morning. Within half an hour I was cold and wet to my skin, despite the (not waterproof) rain gear. I’ll show you the photos that I took anyway. Fortunately, my photo equipment withstood the rain well, thanks to the good protection that has been carried along inContinue reading “Headwindcycling, the Dutch Championships 2022”

Dutch Championships Headwindcycling 2022

Tomorrow will be the 2022-edition of the Dutch Championships Headwindcycling! The last edition was in December 2018, which seems a long time ago … I’ll be there … with my camera! A couple of photos I made in 2018, as a reminder … The weather forecast is bad for photographers … lots of rain!

Cycle Vision in Lelystad, 2003

Cycle Vision, the annual recumbent bike event organized by the Dutch recumbent association, took place in 2003 in Lelystad. Because of the COVID-19 measures I now started to rummage through my old negatives albums, I came across the photo reports that I made back then. I immediately recognized a few well-known celebrities among Dutch recumbentContinue reading “Cycle Vision in Lelystad, 2003”

Another big advantage of a velomobile; Protection!

When we see a velomobile, everyone immediately thinks of a reduction in air resistance and therefore high speeds … But yesterday, for the second time in my velomobile years, I had to experience being hit by a motorist. And I was also well protected by the streamline for the second time. Tribute to the designersContinue reading “Another big advantage of a velomobile; Protection!”

a cosy ride

Today I took a leisurely ride with Quest 552. Unfortunately, I was hit by a car on the way … no wounds to my body but unfortunately a few tears in my beloved velomobile. I am happy that I was well protected by my fairing, but I am disappointed that some of the carbon-fairing was damaged. I will takeContinue reading “a cosy ride”

tinkering with a bicycle bell

I think the pictures are self-explanatory … Today I cycled a bit and in various situations where pedestrians and cyclists blocked the cycle path, there was an understanding response and they made room for me … there was no fierce and angry reaction like after using the horn!

I was lucky today

Today I haphazardly started cycling in my velomobile. According to the weather forecast, it would not rain until 5:00 pm, but my entire ride the dark clouds threatened to release their many water sooner. Incredibly nice weather for taking pictures, but due to the fact that I had left my hood at home and cycled “convertible”, I wasContinue reading “I was lucky today”

a short ride to see if I still feel my muscles

Today I was briefly in my Quest 552 to let my leg muscles “talk” … They told me that I cycle far too little. I replied that I am now 64 years old and no longer have to win races … I want to relax a bit more while cycling. They understood. While taking photos,Continue reading “a short ride to see if I still feel my muscles”

old button badges

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”

my velomobile history …

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 …”