If you want to photo the entire bike, you will have to step back

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Bike train for the family

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – The bike, the kiddie seat and then the trailer. Every day. Every single day.

“My routine is, I leave in the morning with two kids on it. One in the trailer and the other one here on the chair….

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Winter cycling is about clothing

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Cold weather just takes a different approach to the challenge.

Then I go to school and then after that I go to work. It is not that far at all. It is easier than walking, for sure, because  I can get everyone and everything in it and, in a few minutes, I am at the destination. And I like riding a bike.

“I have a  car, but I only use it to go outside Brussels. But never in the city. Never comes into my mind. In the recent cold and wet, riding is easy to do. You put in a pair of gloves and a warm scarf. It is not hard. Not a problem at all.”

Photographer’s notes: Ever try and stop a train? It takes patience, waiting for a space where the length can be stopped and a conversation started. But again, another cyclist more than eager to talk about his bike, riding, his enthusiasm for cycling and the surrounding community. We talked about Cyclo Chic, an effort to portrait cyclists a couple of years ago. It disappeared too quickly, but the idea was there. It was a clear precursor to this blog.

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