©Barry Sandland/TIMB – The Douze cargo bike. European design with a front carrier section that can be removed/replaced with different sizes. And then, the second interest Foire aux Savoir Faire and the wooden palette.
“I am with Dioxyide de Gambettes. We are not a messenger service with small and fast bikes. We transport big loads, up to 100kg, all through the 19 communities of Brussels. Continue reading
©Barry Sandland/TIMB -The Butcher, from Oxford bikes, is one of those heavy in appearance bikes that reeks of smooth and languid movement. I like the family additions – the plastic hamper in the front and kiddy chair on the rear.
“I think it is only available in Belgium. It is not that expensive. Under ¢500.” Continue reading
©Barry Sandland/TIMB – The modern postal service. Not electric, these rolling weights are human powered. The stop and go movement must be exhausting, at least initially.
“I have a 14km route and I carry about 30 to 40kg of post every day. And the bike is heavy, made stronger. It is not going to break. It is not an easy job, but with every street, you get lighter.” Continue reading
©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Coffee on two wheels. Café Velo at the Gare Midi on Sundays.
More, with more images, on the full page… Continue reading
©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Foul weather and still two wheels. I still think bike messengers are the toughest of the lot. The rest of us, when faced with foul weather, can opt for a car, hide under a shelter, until the worst has passed. The bike messenger is the guy who ignores it al.
“I had to transport the costume of Saint Nicolas the other day – you know this guy, with the grey beard who brings all the stuff? – the beard and all, with the two meter long, golden crook.” Continue reading
©Barry Sandland/TIMB – A perfect Dutch design bike ideal for easy rides in the city. Temperatures have been dropping over recent days, but the rider seems ready for what will come this winter.
Are you a bike person?
“I come from Amsterdam. Of course. I learned how to ride from my father and, without extra wheels, I could ride since I was two years old.” Continue reading
©Barry Sandland/TIMB – The weather is getting colder, but this gentleman was a fun, warm chat.
“You should laugh all the time. Not just on a bike.” Continue reading