©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Fancy dress optional for Sunday Without Cars
“I am from Thailand, dressed as a Scot and living in Belgium. But it is the Sunday Without Cars ride and I thought it would be nice to dress up.”
Notes: Check the face mask. Pure cyberpunkJust one short week ago and it seems like a distant memory. Work does that. But the day was a huge success., Now the government has to figure out how to get more. One Sunday a month the entire year. Or every Sunday from May to November. But the success of the event, each and every year, is showing the direction. More bikes. Period.
©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Museums are essential – if limited
“Before we get started, I need to tell you, my tolerance for museums is about one hour.” Continue reading
©Barry Sandland/TIMB – One of over 60 mounted bicycles across Paris.
A nice play on words, given the (rest in) pieces that adorn the walls. I found this suddenly, and then started seeing more and more as the bikes zigzagged the city. There are more images on the Ride In Peace, Paris Facebook page. The project began in November 2013 and now numbers some 60 unique wall mounts across the various arrondissements, celebrating the presence of bikes in the city as well as a warning to the hazards faced. It is well worth the city exploration by finding a few addresses and going off in search.
Each one shares the common characteristic of the broken frame and wheel, as both amputated and involved in a serious collision. As much as it catches your eye, it reminds you of how violent life on a bicycle can be.
Frankly, I am jealous that this is only in Paris. It deserves a wider territory for cyclists to enjoy.
©Barry Sandland/TIMB – I had no idea my saddle would be colour matched to Oakoak
“If you have to hunt through streets, looking for art, then a bicycle makes it tolerable, civilised, enjoyable.”
Notes: My search for Oakoak. Of course, on the bike. When I think about the Continue reading
©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Strava photographer Antton Miettinen with his Pretorius bike and its simplest lines
2/2: “John Pretorius, the owner of Pretorius Bikes, is very legit. He used to be a pro racer and so he is a good man., The bikes are designed by him and gives it legitimacy straight away. And they look very good and he knows how to set them up as well. And I had a couple of steel bikes before that were also wonderful. I tested one of these before, just by Continue reading
©Barry Sandland/TIMB – All done for free, all done in the spirit of the day. Brilliant.
SUNDAY WITHOUT CARS: “We came down from Newcastle last night. Eighteen hours on a bus so we could be here.” Continue reading
One small issue with mobile coffee.. “You have to wait for it to heat up.” MAD Bike exhibit had the catering by bike situated caterers, including this Bullit bike coffee machine. Great added value.
The MAD Bike exhibition in Brussels was a mixed event for me. I thrived with the bike aspect, the artisanal frame builders, the Belgium innovation. But the lecture that spearheaded the event was so off base to the audience it was infuriating… The blog entry makes this clear. Continue reading
Mad Bike is back with a three day exhibit starting today that expands on last year’s event. MAD Bike expands on the mobility issues by imagining innovative design and production techniques. Lectures, bike and food outing, films. Find out more at the Mad Bike listing here… Continue reading
©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Transporting art by bike.
“I am a vendor here and I carry all my artwork this way. I live quite close. I have been doing it this way since 2011. I had a car but then moved closer and the bike worked.” Continue reading