Soon to be an easy rider

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Child on a bike in downtown Brussels/

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – A Christmas bike and racing up and down the sidewalk.

“It was a Christmas gift and the first day we took him out in the courtyard, he just pedalled. He had a balance bike for 18 months and was out all the time, so I suppose he will be out on this in the future.” Continue reading

Always on the bike

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Man with his child on a bike in Brussels

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – City streets in Brussels are often where bikes excel. The smaller roads in the city centre are perfect for two wheels to glide along and make time, while cars sit in traffic.

“I have been in Belgium for one year, two months, now. I used to ride all the time in Brazil. I often made a trip of 1,060 km tours. Here, I am always on the bike. The child is always on the bike. The trams do not work here. Too many people.” Continue reading

Keeping my zen

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Electric bike at night

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Electric bikes are getting better every year. Faster, more stylish. And they make an ideal wheel to follow for an easier ride in their slipstream.

About riding her electric bike: “If I want to go to work, it is 40k. So, 40k up and 40k down. It would take a lot of time if I were to ride. I would be like a pro. I just want to enjoy my bike and get rid of the traffic jams, and so it keeps me zen.” Continue reading