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



Mama Bakfiets Race
May 18, 2008, 4:30 pm
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Today I biked over to the Vondelpark to see if the announced ‘Mama Bakfiets Race’ would be as much fun as the title promised it to be.
Mama Bakfiets Race
Organized by Viva Mama Magazine as a charity event for OrangeBabies.nl (donating medicines to pregnant African women with HIV, thus reducing the chance that the infants are born with HIV by 50%), it was no bare bone event, everything was taken care of.

I also bumped into Marlooz, who’s was there for professional purposes, filming the event. As it was about a race between moms on bakfietsen, often with kids on board, through Vondelpark, going from leg to leg, I proposed she could hop on the back of my bike to continue filming, adding some ‘action’ to her footage. Of course, you don’t have to ask a Dutch girl twice, excellent idea.

It was pretty amazing to see the moms’ agility on the mostly heavily packed bakfietsen while performing the stage tasks. Ranging from obstacle course to jousting. Yes, jousting. I shot some video of that, and here’s the result, you be the judge:

It was fun and truly a typical Dutch cycle phenomenon. Not something this blog was allowed to miss.

You can find the rest of my pictures here.



When in da Dam, do as Amsterdammers do (update: video)
May 13, 2008, 9:16 am
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Gashizzl, originally uploaded by mindcaster.

…just don’t start the card flippin’ drinking game, then you’ll get something like this