When determining the minimum number of bikes a person should own

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Dawes rider detailing his range of bikes and the purpose each has in his cycling life

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Having one bike implies there is only one style off cycling.

“I have had this Dawes about 15 years and have gotten more and more  into cycling since I have retired. I am in two cycling clubs, so I really have really gotten into road riding. Not that I am that bitten, but I Continue reading

Touring was the base of British cycling

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - British touring cyclists from Skipton resting with his Dawes in Brussels, Belgium.

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – There are a dozen clues to the riding style and the post of origin of this touring cyclist.

“Four of us came from Hull to Zebrugge, then two and half weeks cycling around Belgium and then we get the train to Luxembourg, investigate the Ardennes and then make our way back to Zebrugge via a few interesting points in Belgium. Home is in Skipton, 25 miles from Leeds. The four of us have Continue reading

That essential volunteer of bicycle parades

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Out.be volunteer at a traffic intersection during the roller ride parade

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – One of the out.be volunteers managing traffic

Seen at the out.be Roller/Ride Parade in Brussels.
Notes: Every parade, there is a flotilla of volunteers, on skates and bicycles. racing up and down the parade, closing roads, ensuring the participants have a safe ride. And, once in a  while, there is a photo.

BMX blisters are all part of the fun

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Two mBVMX riders relaxing w coffees, their bikes resting upside down in front of them.

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Where the rubber does not have to touch the ground – BMX in full relax mode.

“I’ve been riding BMX bikes for about ten years now. Yes, my hands have blisters [I asked to see them after the last BMXer I spoke with]. You get them from pulling on the bars all the time. If I wear gloves, then I really sweat inside Continue reading