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patrick t. cakes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:38 PM
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Bicycle Rush Hour Utrecht (Netherlands) I
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 01:41 PM by patrick t. cakes
 
Run time: 02:00
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-AbPav5E5M
 
Posted on YouTube: April 28, 2010
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Posted on DU: August 11, 2010
By DU Member: patrick t. cakes
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My hometown (Des Moines, Ia.) has finally begun putting in a few bike lanes (with as much praise as complaints) but it's still scary to ride in some parts of town. Unobservant traffic and dilapidated roads can make riding rough.


part 2
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlQYP4WN-5w&NR=1 >
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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:44 PM
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1. It IS worth remembering that Holland is a small, densly packed country
with few hills and a very mild climate.

That'd never work so well in Minnesota.
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patrick t. cakes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:55 PM
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8. Wha?? Minnesotas not mild...
;-)

I remember it raining a lot in Holland, and the winter was rather cold. very few hills though, actually no hills as I recall.
Great country
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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:10 PM
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9. I lived there for a year in 65-66
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 03:11 PM by FiveGoodMen
The winter was ... well ... winter, but the skating rinks only stayed frozen for about six weeks.

And if the temp went over 80 (I'm talking Fahrenheit, of course), they let the kids out of school. (I don't think it happened while I was there)

I can't remember about the rain one way or the other.

:hi:
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virgogal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:58 PM
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2. And no helmets. Pure freedom.
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:15 PM
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3. It's like a Bu$h family nightmare
I love everything about it! Screw "big oil."

Props to the bike -- the most efficient, practical means of transportation possible. Not to mention the health benefits for the rider.

K & R.
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Liberation Angel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:20 PM
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5. and the ability to get OFF the grid.
see my post below
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Liberation Angel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:19 PM
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4. Very cool: Bike activists/ environmentalists should check THIS out (link)
At my youtube site is a band which travels by bikes and pedal powers their 1000 watt amps.

You can google "Pleasant Revolution" pr "Ginger Ninjas" to find more or look at my playlists.

They are currently touring Europe. I actually performed with them a while back so i love them much.

http://www.youtube.com/user/LiberationAngels#p/a/f/2/kZ...

Those interested in bicycle activism, bike power and bicycle music should subscribe or friend me at youtube for more.

I get vids from their tour. They are exceptionally brave, strong (very strong, especially the women) and cool activists and peaceful warriors for change.

They pull up to 200 pounds of tour stuff (amps, instruments, food, camping stuff, bike generators, etc) per person on their Xtracycle bikes all outfitted with electricity generating pedal power units. They tour for THOUSANDS of miles.

See the clip linked for their tour to the Mexican pyramids. It is awesomeness itself!

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patrick t. cakes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:52 PM
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7. Thanks Liberation Angel
That was very cool. I once met some kids/young people in Portland Oregon who were into making films completely on bike. With the hauling of equipment it must take a lot of endurance, and commitment.
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Liberation Angel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:17 PM
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10. yeah & it hurts like hell
I only rode with them for a few days on their tour and it was great but I was sore!

But I hadn't been on a bike in years. Now I am an addict to it.

They can save this planet!
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patrick t. cakes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 02:02 PM
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13. I understand that addiction
I'm ready to ditch my pick up completely.

Biking is better!
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Arctic Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:21 PM
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6. Cool.
When I guy that used to work with us went there, he said the sound of bicycle bells fill the air and they will not stop for you if you are dumb enough to step in their lane. He found out the hard way, LOL.
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Liberation Angel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 11:16 AM
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11. very cool indeed: and more...
and see my link above for more coolness about bike activists/artists/musicians/pedal power!
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Arctic Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 12:01 PM
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12. Thanks for the link.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 08:18 PM
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14. K&R :o)
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-13-10 06:41 AM
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15. Damn!
No wonder their health care outcomes are better than ours.
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