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”
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!
In the country with a lot of cycling, the Netherlands, a l’eroica has never been organized … Why not? How did that happen ? Isn’t it time to start next year ? Just seeing these videos already makes me happy … I can’t wait to cycle along with such an event myself … Only happyContinue reading “L’EROICA”
I needed a new saddle for my Bullitt. The old one was made of plastic and because of the cracks in the deck I often got a wet butt from the rainwater that remained in the plastic foam for days on end. On the old Batavus I still have an old “Lepper” saddle that suits me well. I know a leatherContinue reading “new saddle”
An old Sparta bicycle (model Radar) was unused for a few years in the shed. I refurbished it a bit. I also made a box with wood from the wood storage and some old materials that were in the box called “do not yet throw away”. The wood had been stored in our wood storage for aboutContinue reading “Sparta Radar”
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”
Monday morning, a special funeral procession, with great applause from neighbors, went from Mariahout to the funeral home De Groof in Beek en Donk. Mrs. Diny Verhoeven – Brouwers was brought to the funeral by her husband with a mourning-bicycle. This was supervised by cycling club Bloed Zweet en Tranen / De Bosduvels and familyContinue reading “My condoleances and respect for this cyclist.”
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”
I made some photos …
I immediately think of the following video when people ask me what “headwindcycling” means. Tomorrow I’ll be there, making photos of these sportsmen on Gazelle bikes (the simple model that is common in the Netherlands).
It is really nice to take a look at the Strava heat map. From all public information that the users of Strava collect, a “heat map” is made. Not only can the favorite routes be extracted from this, but policymakers can also get relevant information they need to improve the infrastructure. https://www.strava.com/heatmap#7.16/3.18014/51.53014/hot/all By switching betweenContinue reading “Strava heatmap”
They participated in the Dutch championship Headwind Cycling 2018.
While I was working on the many photos I made at the Dutch Championships Headwindcycling, one of my external hard discs crashed … It proves how important it is not to rely on just one memory! I didn’t lose any photos, but I have to do all the post-processing once more … Fortunately, I’m justContinue reading “hard disc crashed … !@#$%^&*”
Today is World Bicycle Day ! #June3WorldBicycleDay