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Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Cycling in Munich

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They have these cycle paths on the pavement, which is divided into walking and cycling sections. Pedestrians need to be aware of where they are walking. Tourists with their wheeled suitcases seem to pose the biggest risk to cyclists here, while locals know what they are doing and respect the setup. I have only seen ordinary people cycling in ordinary clothing. 
Yesterday I received a mail about cycling to work which mentioned the need for showers at work. I remember thinking that was a bit strange: people in countries where there are high levels of cycling don’t need showers at work. They have segregated cycleways so they can cycle at a “normal” pace in everyday clothes. In the UK we force people onto roads with motorised traffic where they are forced to ride faster and more aggressively. Is the focus on showers a false or diversionary objective, or one that only caters for the sporting cyclist/jogger/etc?

Posted by bigblue on 24/08/2016 at 08:01 AM
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Monday, 22 August 2016
Lenticular clouds

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As seen near Oxted on our cycle ride this evening.

Posted by bigblue on 22/08/2016 at 07:15 PM
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Thursday, 11 August 2016
Saints?

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On a ledge in our B&B in Antwerp. I presume they were ‘salvaged’ from an old church.

Posted by bigblue on 11/08/2016 at 11:12 AM
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Wednesday, 10 August 2016
The Music Beats The Hangover

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Found on the window of a bar in Antwerp, I’m not sure what this means. However in my case it’s generally not true.

Posted by bigblue on 10/08/2016 at 09:08 PM
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Tuesday, 09 August 2016
Melly Shum hates her job

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An interesting artwork on the streets of Rotterdam since 1990, see more here.

Posted by bigblue on 09/08/2016 at 06:51 AM
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Saturday, 06 August 2016
Laugh now

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but one day we’ll be in charge. An exhibition called Banksy Warhol in Amsterdam.

Posted by bigblue on 06/08/2016 at 05:18 PM
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Saturday, 16 July 2016
Off into the night

Right, I’m off on the annual Dunwich Dynamo cycle ride - 180 km from London Fields to the sea at the lost medieval town of Dunwich in Suffolk.

Here’s the video I took of last year’s ride:

Last time I caught a coach back to London, then cycled across London and took the train home. It was an excruciatingly slow exercise. This time I am sleeping at Dunwich and will return home on Sunday night or Monday morning.

Posted by bigblue on 16/07/2016 at 07:28 PM
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London Fields

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Let me take you down…
There’s a wonderful vibe today in the park.

Posted by bigblue on 16/07/2016 at 04:29 PM
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