Bike theft and the refusal of paranoia

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Man with his fixie he bought online

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – A splash of rolling colour in Brussels

“I found the bike online. I really fell in love with it when I saw it. Everything was included. It came just like this. It has an old-school Continue reading


Trikes, bikes and coping with illness

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Man on his tricycle, recovering from medical conditions

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Recovery on three wheels with a tricycle.

“I was sick and so I have to get exercise. Two, two and a half hours especially if there is sun. I have diabetics, heart issues, epilepsy. Last year, I had an epileptic attack and was in hospital 36 days. I had the attack and fell badly so I can no longer Continue reading

Instagram banned my nude cycling photo

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - The image that Instagram barred from the This Is My Bike account

Barry Sandland – The barred image as seen in the square, Instagram format. Whether it was the tattooed man in front or the retouched man in the mid-ground is unclear. Both have been edited for standards.

If you want to see the banned image, it is one my website – but so is the complete, unedited photo, as well as a more explicit version, so fair warning applies. Continue reading

Nude cycling and a day of celebration

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Man on his bike participating in the World Naked Bike Ride day

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Nude cyclists enjoying the yearly promenade

World Naked Bike Ride: Well, in the rest of the world, it was last week. Belgium had their’s today. I have a massive admiration for people who can do this. Shed their costumes and ride bare-fleshed and not feel like cringing and sheltering themselves. I am not as independent as they are.

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