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 …”

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 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”

I need a “friendly” sounding bicycle bell.

Today I noticed again that other cyclists react incorrectly to the “moped horn” that I now use a lot. They are shocked because they think that I am cycling dangerously fast and when I use the simple bicycle bell (which is in my velomobile), they do not hear it properly. So I will try toContinue reading “I need a “friendly” sounding bicycle bell.”

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”

the beautiful clouds called for a ride

I am terribly annoyed by all the commotion surrounding the US presidential elections, corona measures, saving the neoliberal economy, exploiting the environment and many other things that are all important. Today, the clouds invited me to take a ride in my Quest. So I put on my in-ear speakers, put on some quiet blues music,Continue reading “the beautiful clouds called for a ride”

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”

LED daytime running lights

One of the two LED daytime running lights had broken. Since the lid was loose for maintenance, I immediately renewed both. Yesterday I asked Velomobiel.nl which lights they use for this. They are these that they order in large amounts at Conrad, they are most likely not for sale at a local electrical store.Today IContinue reading “LED daytime running lights”