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…

Display Change

For me personally, there are good and bad points to adding the Bafang to my Workcycles Fr8. On one hand, the e-assist makes it simple and practical for me to cover 20-30km distances with ease here in the Minneapolis region for running my errands. On the other hand, and this is a highly personal issue,…

My Workcycles Fr8

The Bike We’ll start with the breakdown of the bike itself. The following is a detailed list of my order sheet, excluding prices, when I spec’d out this bike for order. The time from order placement to ready for delivery was right at 8 weeks. Fr8 Frame – Universal Frame Paintwork – Matte Gray (RAL…