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Musings
March 6, 2019

Riding side-saddle by the numbers

Double riding is as related to Amsterdam as canals and coffee shops. Perfect for conversations while cruising at a leisurely pace, the side-saddle is by the far the most popular method for two people riding together on one bike.

Musings
September 28, 2016

Nearly Doored

Having to swerve an opening door of a parked vehicle is pretty rare in Amsterdam. Rather,…
Pedal Mode
March 25, 2015

Bike Thieves

Riding a bike while holding another. Everyday in Amsterdam there is someone performing this skillful…
Pilfer Eight
Musings
October 14, 2014

Pilfer Eight

“Do you like my bike?” the voice behind me asked. I cringed, my finger locked…
Musings
July 3, 2014

Kryptonite

I never understood why Kryptonite locks aren't green. Jordaan, Amsterdam Centrum.