Category Archives: Bikes

The Bike Chronicles IV :: Wind

  Wind. A calm day with no movement in the air is a rare thing here. It seems there is always at least a breeze, often a stiff breeze or light wind, and just as regularly a strong wind bordering … Continue reading

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1468

Dates like that with visible history still blow my mind. This church we passed on our bike ride today was built that year. The sign says it now serves as a starting point for some pilgrims walking to Santiago de … Continue reading

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The Bike Chronicles II :: Swim Lessons

Biking in the Netherlands. It may beat hagelslag, old city centers, museums and the sea in terms of what I love about living here. It ranks right up there with affordable universal health care. I have so many anecdotes related to … Continue reading

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The Bike Chronicles I :: Detours

Biking in the Netherlands. It may beat hagelslag, old city centers, museums and the sea in terms of what I love about living here. It ranks right up there with affordable universal health care. As I began to write this post … Continue reading

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The Dutch and their Bikes

Just a little intermission from my California Saga… Maarten passed this video on to me, and it is such a fun brief explanation of why the Dutch rode – and still ride – bikes.  This daily biking is one of … Continue reading

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Playing Catch-up

I hate to have skipped the entire month of April, because it was a great one, and I hate playing catch-up on here but May has been SO chock full of goodness, I just can’t let it go before moving … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

It was a delight to spend mothers day here, with my own mother, for the first time since I myself have become a mother.  Only somehow I managed to not get any photos of her and I together.  Typical. My … Continue reading

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I will miss…

…the sounds of laughter and loud voices floating up to my open summer window in the wee morning hours as kids pedal home from a late night out.

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Ode to a Bike (and a Man)

You know how sometimes a material object will become so closely connected to a person that the one brings up an automatic association of the other?  Well for my husband, this was it: He’s had this bike 13 years.  Longer … Continue reading

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O Dennenboom…

The other day I took our christmas tree down to the court house where you could dump them and get a mandarin (the kind man gave me two) and a ticket to win a prize.  Sure, it’s no India or … Continue reading

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