Mobility Day and still cycling has a long way to go

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Car and cyclists in a bicycle safety zone

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Bike zone and bike lane remain secondary spaces for cyclists all across Brussels. This was Mobility Day in Brussels.

As European Mobility Week begins, I joined in the bicycle tour of the European Parliament area, complete with the obligatory Members of the European Parliament and their photographers. And, if you were not looking, there were enough signs as to why cycling will have to struggle to get maximum numbers on the road.  Continue reading

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The dog in the rear view mirror may be out of their carriage

©Barry Sandland/TIMB- Wounded Warrior cyclist with her service dog

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – A service dog along for the ride – every ride.

“He is my service dog. The dog is the best accessory ever, and I have my mirrors turned so I can watch him. I know he is fine, but he just cracks me up. He is leashed, but he jumped out once before I made the sun canopy and I looked and saw this white fluffy thing in my rear view mirror, and I thought, ‘Are you freaking kidding me?'” Continue reading

This would be cross-training in Newfoundland

@Barry Sandland/TIMB - Cyclist on the road in Newfoundland

@Barry Sandland/TIMB – Changing from sport to sport as the weather moves along

“I was canoeing this morning. Then it looked calm so I came out for a ride. We all know the hardest part of riding here is the weather. When there is rain, drizzle or fog, no one wants to ride in that. When I am done with the bike ride, I will get out on my motorbike. I love being in the outdoors.” Continue reading