A little more faith in the weather

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Dutch national riding his bicycle, holding an orange umbrella

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – That slice of orange that displays the nationality.

“You stopping me is kind of strange because I left the house this  morning and I thought this looked kind of funny. I am from the Netherlands and I work in a Dutch building and we have a whole pile of Dutch people working there. But this is not Continue reading

Belgium’s Ahooga folding bike steady first steps

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Ahooga bike at the bike polo event during European Mobility Week

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Mobility Week, perfect environment to ride the Ahooga.

Ahooga Folding Bikes: “We have sold over 300 of the bike so far, so that is over one per day, and that is right on target. And we are making changes, so the braking will be even better – but the basic bike has not changed. It weighs about 10 kilograms, so it is very light for a folding bike. And now we can Continue reading

After years carrying camera equipment, a bike in a bag is a small cross to bear

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Strava photographer Antton Miettinen with his Pretorius bicycle in Brussels

©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

That world tour where robberies keep interfering with the journey

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - North American touring cyclist w his bike in Brussels

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Every bike tour starts with people telling you what could go wrong .. they just are not supposed to come true

“I am just riding, trying to see every country. I really don’t have a plan. Every country everywhere. I have riridden 18 months in North America. Mexico got in the way of going to South America. I got robbed, and guns and all that kind of stuff. The first time I tried to go through to Mexico, I crossed the border at south Texas and somebody came up alongside in a car and told me to pull over and I, like a dumb American, I said ‘No’. Like I could outrun them, or something. So they opened a door and Continue reading