I cringed, my finger locked above the camera button. Just recently I heard this very question. I was taking a photo of another bicycle, turned around to discover a stupefied glare from an open window. My mind goes back again to an article I read. How someone can take a picture of a bike, jot down the spot and send it online to a bike thief in Amsterdam. For a small fee, the bandit will do the heist. I shuttered to think I could be associated with such a cardinal sin.
“Um, yes…” I answered, straining to stand up from my squat. I look to find a girl with an inquisitive smile and agreeable eyes. I paused, scanning her pattern of facial piercings as I scrambled for something to say.
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Combined with two wheels and powered by sinewy thighs reaveals an unmatched stratum of urban style and swagger. This week’s Pedal Mode Monday features Amsterdam’s best in black, plus an added wild card shot from the streets of Toronto.
The Fietsflat (Bicycle Flat) at Station Amsterdam Centraal. The structure is 100 meters long and three stories high, designed to park 2,500 bicycles.
The most common complaint among those who use the parking garage is trying to remember where they parked their bike.