Amsterdamize


Amsterdamize Bicycle TV : Around The Block
July 24, 2008, 12:31 am
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I’ve reached the final stage of moving blogs, which means that most of you won’t be able to load them, due to DNS changes that will be finalized tomorrow. Hence, I’m putting today’s post up here as well. Thanks to Nicholas for alerting me.

The summer returned today after 3 weeks of rain. A good reason to take a detour around the block while shopping for groceries and flip out the phone camera.

Camera: Nokia N95
Color correction/distortion was applied

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Get Your Bike On!
July 21, 2008, 2:47 pm
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Amsterdamize got featured on Mobuzz.tv today! Mobuzz TV is an international video podcast (different shows for different countries) on internet/tech/culture/art/gadgets and all that’s related, based in Madrid. Don’t underestimate it, it’s got millions of viewers.

My good buddy Gabemac, the host of the Daily Buzz, apparently got inspired by my little bike blog adventure and related ones, such as Mikael’s and decided to dedicate the whole show to what we all love so much. Kudos to him and for being able to squeeze so much in, be it less than 7 minutes. Enjoy!



Amsterdamize Dog Transport
July 18, 2008, 6:36 pm
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Amsterdammers also like ‘bike share’ programs of their own, on a human level. Friends hop on and ride along on the back rack, kids assume either the suicide position in front and enjoy the full spectrum of an Amsterdam bike commute or they doze off in the back seat of their parent’s alternative SUV.

Or, as in this case, which involves a man’s best friend and the need to move him/her around town, all you need is a box. Meet Johnson, Andrew Watsons’ bulldog:

And don’t you dare start commenting on the lack of helmet wear, of either the human or the K-9. 🙂



Ben Bikes!
July 18, 2008, 5:10 pm
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Benjamin, my friend Wiendelt’s 3 year old son had a pleasant surprise for his dad a while ago.
Click the image and watch his video: 

“He’s yet to be fully potty trained, but he can bike. Just turned 3 years! Watch him go!”

How very Dutch of Ben! 🙂



Cyclus Noctem
July 18, 2008, 10:00 am
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3 A.M., July 17 2008.

3 A.M. City Cycling



Bicycle For A Day
July 15, 2008, 5:45 pm
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Bicycle For A Day is a NYC bicycle project initiated by Matthew Modine, trying to help promote bike use among individuals, communities, governments and corporations. for all the obvious reasons.

He features in a short film called ‘The Perfect Circle’ by Daniel Leeb (Cinecycle Productions), as part of the larger I-Cycle Film Series, which is all great to watch. I’m a video buff by default and most certainly when it comes to cycle films, so I’m thrilled to share this nugget. For all the text you can write or photos you can take, nothing can match the impact of film.



Dutch Cycle Fun Au Natural
July 8, 2008, 2:19 pm
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I often talk about how natural bikes and cycling are to the Dutch and I’ve showed you my real life perspective a few times already.

Here’s what happens when three teens ride around town on one bike, not an uncommon scene in Amsterdam.

  • The boy is steering, one girl is on the handlebars, one girl on the back
  • All three take turns holding the camera
  • The girl on the back also takes turns pedaling 

It’s all in Dutch, but you’ll understand the fooling around vibe. The footage is messy, but not at all annoying, certainly entertaining. Enjoy.

Part 1

Part 2

[PS. Yes, you recognized the street from my last bicycle vlog.]