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City Cycle Chic Fabric
June 30, 2008, 5:51 pm
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City Cycle Chic Fabric
Rush hour has officially started.

City Cycle Chic Fabric
Tres Chic.

City Cycle Chic Fabric
Checking hair, effortlessly.

City Cycle Chic Fabric
Back from the office, presumably on his way to pick up the kids.

City Cycle Chic Fabric
No comment needed.

City Cycle Chic Fabric
Pause & chat before going seperate ways.

City Cycle Chic Fabric
SUV’s parking at Vondelpark playground.

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7 P.M. on a Saturday
June 28, 2008, 6:10 pm
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7 P.M. on a Saturday
Friends speeding up while continuing their conversation.

7 P.M. on a Saturday
Motorists envious for at least 10 seconds. Cycle Chic alert.

7 P.M. on a Saturday
Utility ways of Amsterdam cyclists, man or woman.

7 P.M. on a Saturday
Speed & practicality.

7 P.M. on a Saturday
Resting easy at bike traffic light & turning right on red.

7 P.M. on a Saturday
Tourists rolled into frame from the pavement, passed the traffic light (no biggie), but still too scared or oblivious to use the bike lane, plus blocking the other bike lane…what MORE does a city need to do to make it easy? Ten seconds later I saw the bloke crossing at the exact time that the cars started pulling up, and he quickly had to jump back. *Sigh*.



Amsterdamize Bicycle Vlog #2: “I Can’t Slow Down”
June 25, 2008, 4:52 pm
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No, I really can’t.

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Amsterdamize : A Bicycle Commute Vlog
June 24, 2008, 7:02 pm
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Bringing you along on one of my A to B A to B to C to B bicycle commutes through downtown Amsterdam. Mind you, there is some occasional swearing involved, not safe for work. 🙂

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Perfectly Normal
June 4, 2008, 7:59 pm
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Practice, originally uploaded by mindcaster.

She’s on her way to field hockey practice/training, in casual club sporting gear (nice logo), hockey stick in her left hand while on the handle bar, bag over shoulder…then her phone rings, you see her reaching for that. No wobbling, no fuss, completely at ease and comfortable.



144 km a day commute…by bike
May 20, 2008, 12:36 pm
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I caught this news item, or should I call it a ‘nugget’?

Flemish military bikes 144 km to work every day

BRUSSELS – His wife and children think he’s nuts. Anything trumps being stuck in traffic, says Flemish military Peter van der Haegen. Hence, he cycles to work every morning, 72 kilometers to Brussels, and back another 72 kilometers to his home in Lummen (Belgian Limburg)

Every morning van der Haegen gets up at 4 to be at work around 6.45, at the military hospital near Brussels. During winter he temporarily switches to train commutes, but as soon as temperatures rise above 6 degrees centigrade he gets back on his bike.

In the summertime van der Haegen likes to take detours to prevent his commute from becoming too boring, he told the Flemish newspaper ‘Het Belang van Limburg’ this Saturday.