A Few Bike Features

The other day, I made a very short video to show some of the features about my bike that make for easier winter riding. To be honest, most of these features extend way beyond just winter. They help cut down on bike maintenance in all sorts of weather. The pogies, which I put on in…

First Snow Ride of 2020

Back on December 23rd, we got a nice Category 4 blizzard here in Minnesota. This helped set the stage for my first winter ride of the 2020/21 season. I opted to wait a few days for the temperature to reach a balmy -5 degrees and headed out this afternoon. For the first time ever, I…

Yet Another Grocery Run

I’ve had a few posts now about getting groceries, but that is for good reason. Going to the grocery store is something all of us have in common and I feel it’s a good place to shine the spotlight on incorporating the bicycle into your life in a utilitarian fashion. To be even more specific,…

A Time Warp Ride to the Wine Store

I’m a big proponent of sharing pictures and video with friends, family, and like-minded people online. It’s one of the good things about technology, in my opinion. The ability to share a view from one part of the world with someone who is in another part of the world fascinates me. So, lets get right…

A Ride Around Lake of the Isles

There’s nothing in this post directly relating to Dutch Cycling or a review of infrastructure. It’s simply a short write-up and posting of a video I made today while riding around one of my favorite lake bike paths in the area. One very enjoyable thing about living in the Minneapolis region is having a trail…

Finding Your Motivation

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything here. How do I keep a blog running that has a main focus on Dutch cycling when I don’t have the privilege of living in the Netherlands? How do I keep topics interesting without wasting people’s time who dare click on a link to read it? This…

Dutch Inspired Cycling For Groceries

If you go to any grocery store in the Netherlands, one of the first things you will see out front is bicycles parked. They dont have large car parking lots eating up land in front of the stores in the way that North American cities do. The Dutch, for the most part, cycle for their…

A New Piece of Local Bike Infrastructure

**Fair Warning** This post is about a new separated bi-directional bike path put in locally in the Minneapolis region. Being a region specific post, it may not be particularly interesting to most people unless you are truly curious to see what was done here or if you live in the area. If my normal Dutch…

Dutch Cycling Is Life Changing

I’ll try to keep this relatively short and simple. Ever since I came back from my first trip to the Netherlands in August of 2017, I haven’t been the same. What I experienced there changed me profoundly and it has had a cascading effect on many areas of my life. To stay on point with…