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!”
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”
I think the pictures are self-explanatory … Today I cycled a bit and in various situations where pedestrians and cyclists blocked the cycle path, there was an understanding response and they made room for me … there was no fierce and angry reaction like after using the horn!
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 weather was nice today. That’s why I decided to take my velomobile out of the cobwebs and see what it takes to get it “up and running”. The fastest way is to pump up the tires, get in the velomobile and cycle around Walcheren. and then see what’s going wrong …. Continue reading “first ride in my Quest-velomobile since a long, long time …”
I visited Cycle Vision and made some pictures …
I’ll have to try this ….
Today I made a short trip with my velomobile to pass the 10.000 kilometer on my ODO ! I started commuting with my velomobile in the last week of October 2007, so I do about 1000 kilometers each month. see the velomobile-riders list at velomobile.nl
It’s an advertising gadget that a well known Dutch company (Albert Heijn ) uses during the European Soccer Championship. see their advertisement-clip here. With a little imagination you’re suppose to recognize the “Dutch Lion”. As long as the Dutch soccer-eleven is in the race, I will have it attached on my velomobile ……..