Sometimes it is a simple turning point that gets you on a bike

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Retired man on Stokvis foldable bike

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Fortunately, so far, so good.

“I had a serious operation about a year ago and I was told, by my doctor, to start moving about. On foot or on the bike. That is why I bought this. For me, it is a necessity.”

Photographer’s notes: You hear this all the time – “Get some exercise, improve your health.”  People rarely get the message so directly. I was joking with him about whether his health had improved, whether he was fitter than before. He was smiling, wondering if it were true. Clearly it is.

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