Another bike nerd from America dreaming of Paris-Roubaix

Barry Sandland/TIMB - American visitor at the Kuipke velo fare

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Vintage fares and first memories.

“Oh, I am not a normal girl. I know it. I am OK with it. The first time I came to Belgium was on my  honeymoon for the spring classics and it cold and rainy the entire time and I loved every minute of it. That was when I knew I was a bike nerd. That following fall, we came back for Continue reading

When Wiggins became vintage

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Wiggins hat at STalen Ros vintage event

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Wiggins presence at the vintage fete.

“I was at the Stalen Ros vintage bike event in Ghent and I won a Wiggins cycling hat in a coffee raffle. I am still struggling with how quickly Wiggins became vintage. I mean, with his sideburns, I can understand he is a hipster icon. I might wait a while before I declare him vintage.” Continue reading