Bullitt’s overnight evolution of the cargo bike

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Harry, of Larry vs Harry, being interviewed with his Bullitt bike at the Cycle Messenger World Championships in Paris

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Bullitt developer in high demand at the Cycle Messenger World Championships in Paris.

THE BULLITT BIKE INTERVIEW PART 01: “I have used my Bullitt bike every day for eight years and every day I think, ‘I do like this bike’. I was a carpenter and we always used cargo bikes, Long Johns and the like. It was nice, but it was my dream to get a better one. One of my very good friends, Larry, Larson, was in the bike business and he had bikes that I could beat on my 70 year old long Long John. I was using them and discussed making something in-between, something modern and Continue reading

Why did I ride Mont Ventoux as my first mountain experience?

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Me and my clunker on the top of Mont Ventux

©TIMB- One mountain pass done, so many more to consider. Just look at the mass of racing bikes and spandex around me, and I did it on a clunker I bought on eBay., Long live my legs, I say. 

“I made a comment that I would like to ride a mountain ascent from the Tour de France, just to see just how hard it is. Next thing I know, I was at the base of Mont Ventoux. It is long. It is steep. Monotonously steep.”

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Coming back to the bike after an injury

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Dutch cyclist on the Gorge d'Ardeche

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – When in recovery, life could be worse than riding one of the most scenic rides in France, Gorge d’Ardeche.

“I had an accident recently. I was coming down a hill in the Ardennes on this 20 percent grade and and a stick went into the back wheel and my big, fat body went rolling down the hill and I ended up with a tree stopping me. I bruised some organs badly and it hurt. This is my first time out for a ride since then.  I am here on holidays and I choose this as the first ride. I am killing myself here.” Continue reading