The 552 is open again !
It was busy on the bike path, but not too busy … and I was in no rush 😉Too bad that the electrically assisted bicycles hit the majority …
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 …”
Yesterday I had a nice ride in my velomobile. It was not about speed, but about looking at the Zeeland landscape with the eyes of an “actual” photographer. Many horizontal lines in which vertical lines immediately attract attention.The so-called “fertile soil” in Zeeland needs a lot of “fertilizer” and despite the many salty water thatContinue reading “Zeeland”
Due to the corona crisis, among other things, I had not seen my grandchild Hera for a long time … but this afternoon after a nice walk on Neeltje Jans, it was safe to keep our corona-distance in the garden with a warm sun …
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 …”
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”
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 …”
Today I mounted the new rims. I bought them at velomobiel.nl and had them 2 days later … Tomorrow I want to take off the hood to better access the drive and lighting.
How long can you continue driving with the original velomobile rims? Today I lost confidence and decided to renew them …
I used recumbents for many years for my commuting … a few videos made with simple cameras.
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”
The brakes of my velomobile needed maintenance. Because I found it rather cold outside I put the bike inside. Fortunately, my better half doesn’t find that insurmountable …