comment 0

99 problems and a bike is definitely one

From the very moment Dutch babies can sit, they’re sitting on a bike. It’s as natural to them as breathing, eating or speaking. It’s an integral part of their culture as Dutch people. While the rest of the world’s children are still getting their head around the simplest of life’s challenges, the Dutch are so competent on a bike, that no helmet is needed and any task can be completed whilst speeding down the road. Whether it’s talking on the phone, carrying a whole crate of beer with both hands, or even snapchatting, they can do ANYTHING whilst cycling. It does help that the brakes on most Dutch bikes are not located on the handlebars but are activated by pedaling backwards, so really, your hands aren’t even needed, apart from ringing your bell angrily at tourists getting in your way (‘tourists’ i.e. me). I’ve had many a flat tyre, several near crashes and numerous other bike-related disasters, but I still maintain love for my humble Dutch bike. It may squeak every time I turn the wheel but it’s like an old friend and it’s something I’ll definitely miss when I’m back in Edinburgh.

Story of my life...

Story of my life…

Bike-check Windmill-check

Bike-check
Windmill-check

Now.. where did I put my bike?

Now.. where did I put my bike?

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s