Cycling in Holland

Cycle Like The Dutch – Giving a Lift

Cycle Like The Dutch

I am notorious for forgetting or losing my bike whenever I meet up with friends in Amsterdam. By now they all know that if we are going anywhere one of them will end up having to give me a lift on the back of their own bicycle. This means two things: 1) One of them is going to get a flat back tire. 2) One of them is going to look like they are in […]

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Bicycle Kung-Fu Fury

I’ve never considered myself to be a violent man. Like most English people I am stereotypically polite, calm and spend a lot of my time apologizing for things I have not even done. In fact, like most English people the closest I have probably come to an act of violence is writing a strong letter of complaint after being the recipient of poor customer service. To put it another way; I have always considered myself […]

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A Happy Ending

Great news everyone! My bicycle and I have been reunited! That’s right. After a week of searching everywhere I have finally managed to find the spare keys and free my bicycle from its chains… Well… To be more specific; my wife found the keys… after less than five minutes of looking… in the bowl were we keep the spare keys… The bowl I had forgotten about… But details are not important. The important thing is […]

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Farewell Red Bike

If one day you find yourself wondering through the bicycle racks of Amsterdam and you happen to see a lonely and forgotten red bicycle, please stop for a moment and spare it a thought. This poor bicycle will never know freedom again. It will never be able to do all the thing that bicycle’s enjoy and are supposed to do. Never again will it cycle… anywhere… But it does not know this yet. Instead it […]

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