July 5, 2006

bikes in Amsterdam

So if anyone has ever been to the Netherlands, than they know the deal with all the bikes. It is nuts. There are more bikes than cars. Business men ride bikes, old women ride bikes, mothers ride bikes with their little babies in baskets on the front of the bike, even dogs ride bikes. I took some photos to try and explain better:



here are some bikes just hanging out by the canal
I'm not positive, but I feel like most women I know are deterred from biking in skirts, not in Amsterdam though.

Check out that weird little bike

This guy needed to be photographed

I just liked the bridge behind this dude

another young lady skirt-biking as it has become known as.

what do you think of this yellow sort of photoshop thing i did to this photo? nice?

I'm a big fan of the row of buildings behind this guy.

off to work

I like the baby, and the baby windshield on that one bike

over the bridge here.


11 comments:

kari said...

the baby windshied is quite impressive. the skirt biking seems a bit weird though. i guess anything goes in amsterdam.

solipsized said...

man, I've tried skirt biking before, and my skirt always gets snagged on the back wheel and I feel as if it will get pulled off my ass. it's awful. and with a shorter skirt, it's basically like everyone straight ahead of you can look at your coot from afar. gross!

I like the yellow picture, it's got a golden "sunkissed city" kind of feel.

Joe said...

Oh man, they must all be so high.

Anonymous said...

The amount of people walking around stoned it's amazing!

The row of buildings have a good errr structure to them haven't they ;o)

Lionel

Brad said...

"Business men ride bikes, old women ride bikes, mothers ride bikes with their little babies in baskets on the front of the bike, even dogs ride bikes."

Heck, even the bikes ride bikes!

Chris said...

"the baby windshied is quite impressive. the skirt biking seems a bit weird though. i guess anything goes in amsterdam."

I concur 100%.

krisan said...

holy eff, thats a dude?! haha, you're right, he needed to be photographed.

Saskia said...

Hahaha. I'm from Holland so for me this is really funny. Yeah we do all ride bikes, but why wouldn't we? Anyway i loved seeing you guys play at metropolis. Hopefully you'll come back someday.

Dean said...

Check out the multi-story at Leiden station:

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a133/DBirkett/Den%20Haag/IMG_0112.jpg

I think I'm the only guy who lives here who doesn't own a bike.

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Heather said...

you guys shouldn't tour with a bus.
TOUR WITH BIKES!

one big one!