“I started riding to work when my job changed and my friend asked me to ride to work with him. The first day, I was dressed up like I was going running in the woods. After a week or two, I became like the rest of us.”
Photographer’s notes: This shot was taken at the same Fietsersbond Applause Day event with Julie Degraeve., the local organiser for the cycling advocacy group.
I think we all have these stories. Like how we discovered how the gears work on a bike, the right way to climb a hill, how to drink from a water bottle. Something so seemingly basic, but we have these ideas ahead of time. Like riding to work requires spandex, lycra, clip-on shoes and a banana for the dreaded bonk.
In fact, riding for so many of use is just about getting from point A to point B. For most of us, that means the bike is something we use for the trip, not something that requires a new wardrobe.