If there was a choice, it would be a cargo bike over a car

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Cargo bike and rider in Molenbeek, Brussels

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Some cargo bikes are built like very fast tanks.

“My boss saw this as a promotion on a website and bought it for me, almost as a gift. We were looking for something to transport stuff and I prefer the bike. I am not lying. Really. Sometimes I am obliged to use the van, but my preference, if possible, is the bike.” Continue reading

The all important energy saving fixie

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Italian on fixie near the chip shop in Brussels

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Just one Italian waiting for another Italian. One of them is late….

“I thought, why not try a fixie and see how it looks. I like it. I have been riding a fixie for a year and a half, now. In Brussels, with all the hills, it is a little boring but, for me, it is kind of good. With one gear, you reach your top speed and then you do not need to go faster and faster. You have this nice smooth ride. Actually, I am saving my energy riding a fixie.” Continue reading