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!

busy to get used to getting older

Life in these turbulent times with climate change, political chaos (the Netherlands), the growing wealth gap, COVID-19 deniers, digital money, energy transition, resurgent populism, reduced reading skills among young people, neoliberal economy, etc. did not get any easier for guys like me who grew up in the turbulent sixties and seventies. So even though I no longerContinue reading “busy to get used to getting older”

Fluid dynamics

If you live in Zeeland, people often look at the shape of a velomobile with the eyes of a sailor. But the fluid dynamics for water is fundamentally different from that for air. The shape of a velomobile suggests that it has a high speed … and I think that is the big disadvantage ofContinue reading “Fluid dynamics”

second ride this year …

It is clear that my condition has deteriorated rapidly. I have to do a lot more mileage with my velomobile … So I started today again with good intentions 😉 But as always I bring my camera … the sun was shining, but it was a bit foggy and cold and you can clearly seeContinue reading “second ride this year …”

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”

a short velomobile ride

I went cycling for a few hours … And when I got home there was still no president of the United States of America. The current one is telling so many lies on television that I no longer dare to call him president. For me, the worst part is that apparently half of the USAContinue reading “a short velomobile ride”