We were in Utrecht last Saturday afternoon. Just wandering through the inner city, alongside the many canals. Utrecht is a typical Dutch city with lots of students and therefore a lot of bicycles. Every day is “individual mass” in this town ! A short video ;
This photo is made by Bas de Meijer, a professional photographer who is also a recumbent cyclist. More photos can be found here .
During Easter I went to the “Harskamperdennen”, a camping at the Veluwe where a lot of other recumbent cyclists were together for three nights. This year it was freezing cold and the weatherforecast said there would be snow-showers…….. We were lucky, because at the times we planned a visit to the museum on Saturday andContinue reading “Eastermeeting 2008”
Please do the test here and find out if your able to take part in the daily traffic jam, without hitting any bicyclists. Yesterday I was (again) in a situation I felt like “a moonwalking bear” ; the car driver looked me straight into my eyes but totally denied my presence at the bicycle pathContinue reading “do the test”
Some bikes are sexy and some talk about bike porn. for more details see ; here
We live in a world of economics. Everything is expressed in money. Even the time I watch television is of some worth to the advertising company’s. The medical health care, the lack of space on high ways during peak-hour, the seconds that it takes to prepare a McDonalds-menu, here in the Netherlands there even existsContinue reading “fabulous people”
I used a Tenax mounting for my windscreen on the velomobile. It takes a few seconds to place or remove it :
Today I bought these sandals. I only heard positive things about these sandals in velomobiles by users. So now I can find out myself….. I have thought of the simple idea to make something like Gary did…….. ……but when I realized that Rob Thomson already tested the Shimano sandels to the extreme on his travelsContinue reading “Shimano sandal with cleat”
Yesterday I’ve heard that Sheldon Brown had a serious heart attack and died………….. With him we loose a great cyclist………… Now the only thing we can do to honour him is to visit his pages as a homage.
My neighbour took this photo when I showed him my Quest.
I was touring with Zilt through Zeeland.
My cleats were worn after 7 years of use. I use them every day and relatively do a lot of walking. The cleats make easy contact with the ground because the rubber sole of my Shimano shoes is not thick enough to prevent it.
Marjan made a decision…….She bought a Sparta Ithaka . She used the “National Bicycle Plan“. With the national bicycle plan you can buy via your employer a complete bicycle with insurance and by doing so, have tax advantage. You pay back with gross salary (or holiday pay, overtime etc.) to your employer. Because you payContinue reading “Sparta Ithaka”
People who are curious to see how the dutch infrastructure for bicycle-paths looks like, can have a look at this video. The video is 25 minutes long. In the video you see all different kinds of roads and cycling paths situated in the northern part of the Netherlands (Groningen). Some recumbent-riders have formed an email-groupContinue reading “Dutch infrastructure for cyclists.”
Marjan needs a new bicycle, so we are orientating for the possibilities and models. New techniques and methods nowaday’s in the bicycle-shops ! The “Fietsenmakker ” is our nearest bicycle- shop and is the best in our town, so we were looking around there. Didn’t make a choice yet, so still thinking and searching……… TheContinue reading “a new bicycle”