I did feel like an icebreaker at sea

Posted on January 20th, 2014 in Photography by Tim • 0 Comments
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This is what a winter commute is supposed to look like. Loads of snow and ice, freezing temperatures, darkness and a fair bit of wind. Before Xmas it was almost 10°C and raining most of the time. Didn’t feel like winter and some of the plants outside were confused as well.

And then the temperature started dropping. Then it started freezing. Then it started snowing. And at the same time my “hunger” to go out and bike was slowly fading away as well. Not that I was sofa-surfing, I still did my bit of running. But biking… Nope wasn’t there. Until somehow this weekend for some reason I started convincing myself to go out and bike to work again today. And I am sooooo glad I did. Hard work of course, but I forgot how much fun this is. Even in this kind of weather, the right clothing is everything. So. many more kilometers will be done this year, that’s for sure. And hopefully a bit more than 2013.

Snow White

Posted on February 6th, 2013 in Photography by Tim • 0 Comments
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afterglow

We had some decent weather the last couple of days. And that means the temperatures were just above 0°C. But last night, mother Nature decided something else again. This is how it looked like this morning on the bike. All white again.

Cycling

Posted on November 3rd, 2010 in Journal by Tim • 0 Comments
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Push from Saeed Taji Farouky on Vimeo.

This is just how it should be. At the end he is talking about being stuck in traffic jams. And that you never get that feeling on a bike.

Then I started thinking about this and realise how true that is. Anf how lucky I feel I don’t have to sit in a car and crawl ahead. I get this freedom of biking. OK, it’s not always that fun. We’re getting to the season of suffering a lot. It’s getting colder now (bellow 0 the other morning), which I don’t really mind. Proper clothing will do the job. The worst is the rain. But… no pain, no gain, they say.

The best I think is that you have this time on the bike to let your mind wander around. And all the colors during autumn now!!!! It’s oh so amazing, like every day is a new painting that you are cycling through. You don’t get that in a car, you pass it all too fast.

No, I am happy we live close to town and I get to experience it all… You should all do this and get used to it, before the gas prices will empty your pockets faster than you realise.