Best view of the Brussels 20km run

Barry Sandland/TIMB - Two bicycle police officers watching the Brussels 20km run

Barry Sandland/TIMB – Best view of the Brussels 20km run

The Brussels 20km run has started. You can stand at one location for AGES and still have runners coming by. Over 60,000 would be a fair estimate. The police are Continue reading

Pink hats and the Pussyhat Project to oppose Trump

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Cyclist at the anti-Trump rally wearing a pink hat in protest

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Pink caps have become anti-Trump iconic images

Did you see the pink hats at the Trump rally? They have become iconic in the protest marches and originated in the Women’s March in January this year – the first major protest against the Trump presidency. It has been called the “Pussyhat Project” – in reference to Continue reading

A bit of bike, a bit of study

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - BMX rider w his bike resting at the EU Parliament esplanade

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – EU parliament area is perfect for some stunt practice

“I have had this bike for about five or six years now. I also create my own bikes. Mostly mountain bikes, but when I find a frame I like, I put all the components together for something original. I have done about 15 so far, but I Continue reading

In search of OakOak street art by bike in Brussels

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Another cyclist looking for OakOak street art

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Street art is best sought on a bike.

“I read about [OakOak] online last night and am looking for the art today, as well.”


Notes: I saw something on Bruzz (website) last night about a small collection of street art by French artists OakOak that was all over my neighbourhood. Made an instant plan to take the bike the next day and go hunting for the eleven pieces. I was not Continue reading

Dress the way you want to be off the bike

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Woman in office dress and red scarf riding through the park on her way to work

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – For another view on cycling and clothing fashion…

“I ride my bike to work all the time and I always dress the same way I would when I get to work. You should not have to change your clothes and dress differently to ride a bike. You should wear the clothes you should feel comfortable in. You should dress so you feel comfortable when Continue reading