Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the human race.
My luck has come in again and I have been that adult on a bicycle for the last two weeks now. This is what it looks like every day when I have managed to survive 8 km of busy city traffic. This forest is my antidepressant. What you don't see - and why can I not take a picture on my phone that shows how steep it is? - is that right at the top here in this picture is where the first of two very steep hairpin bends begin.
Camino, the Jakobsweg. There was a time when we were seriously contemplating this trip. Well, maybe in another life time.
I started cycling when I was 5 years old. This bicycle here is actually a fancy electric bike. I have just completed 10,000 km on it (since 2011). It has saved me from a life of miserable chronic illness.
Then I love that bike!ReplyDelete
I haven't ridden a bike for years but your post enabled me to indulge in an imaginary, vicarious bike ride. I used to like the way you can hear everything going on around you on a bike, the way you can't in a car. In a comfortable, modern un-noisy car, you think you're close to the world you're passing, but you're not. You're in a sound and smell-proof bubble.ReplyDelete
Looks wonderful. What a great ride that must be through forest and meadow. I'm trying to figure out how your baskets/bags work on either side of the bike.ReplyDelete
Beautiful! In every way.ReplyDelete
This forest is my antidepressant ... I know exactly what you mean, though I walk in mine, not cycle.ReplyDelete
I love your bike route to work! I used to ride my electric bike to work everyday when I worked at UC Santa Cruz in California. Such a wonderful way to start the work day. We still have our old electric bikes, but haven't ridden them in a while. You inspire us, Sabine, you really do. Enjoy your two-wheel anti-depressant!ReplyDelete
I am delighted by your comments. Thank you all.ReplyDelete
Colette, my panniers are an ancient version of a popular Dutch type, check here: http://en.hollandbikeshop.com/bicycle-bags/double-panniers/