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Tweed Run London

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Tweed Run in London is the most well-known group bicycle ride in the world. The annual event first began in 2009 with cyclists dressed in traditional British cycling attire. The success of the phenomenon has seen similar rides copied worldwide. This year I was in the UK capital, fortunate to have one of the limited tickets on hand.

It has been described as a metropolitan bike ride with a bit of style. There was plenty of stlyin’ and profilin’ with participants decked out in Harris Tweed suits featuring brogues, argyle socks, bow ties and flat caps. While any type of bike is accepted, vintage rides are encouraged in an effort to embrace the spirit of the classic British era. Read More

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Pedal Mode | Dam Winds

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In the past few days, bicycles were scattered about the city. Wind gusts of up to 85km/h provided plenty of punch as Amsterdammers went about their day. With camera in hand, I found myself sucked into a howling wind tunnel in Dam Square.

I decided to stop and see how others were coping. Bracing the elements is nothing unusual for anyone who rides a bike in the city. For most, it was life as usual. Others would barrel down while a few looked as if they had enough. Read More

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Pedal Mode | Bike Thieves

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Riding a bike while holding another. Everyday in Amsterdam there is someone performing this skillful feat with ease. But is there more than meets the eye?

I couldn’t help but be enamoured by this practical approach to retrieving and delivering bikes. Why waste time and money taking public transportation or a car? If one is capable, why not just ride along with the bike?

When I showed one of my photos to a longtime Amsterdam resident, he vehemently proclaimed “Fietsendief!” The translation to English is bicycle thief! Read More