Three Americans get a taste of the European way

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - American trio riding their rented bikes

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – One of the colder days in Brussels and this American student trio were having a Europe experience with their rented bikes.

“The hostel had them. Looked like fun, so we rented them. We are students from Hartwick College in New York and we are studying the European Union, visiting different cities. We see people on bikes here and thought we would see it that way, too. No helmets. Living on the edge. (smiles and laughter) We don’t ride much back in America. In bigger cities, people ride more.”

Photographer’s notes: I saw this trio winding their way up the street, calling directions and instructions to each, trying to figure out where they were going, wanted to go. Had to stop them. The bikes are pure vintage Flandria models. So, with older bikes, the European experience was all the more authentic.

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