State-sanctioned coffee – the perfect cycling aid

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Pre-ride coffee at the Katusha coffee truck

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Start the rider w coffee. There is a better solution for end of rides.

Coffee – an essential. This came from a Katusha ride where the company appeared with their coffee truck. State-sanctioned riding assistance.  Continue reading

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Cargo bikes are not just for flatlands and couriers

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Cargo bikes at the ready for the cargo bike races in Brussels during Mobility Week

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – My first outing to a cargo bike race. Too much fun!

“There are a lot of cargo bikes today, but many of them are from Ghent or Kortryk. It is a little easier to ride cargo bikes out there. Or in Berlin. Or London. All of them are flatlands. Not so Continue reading