Monday, 26 January 2009

Going Dutch

It's been a few years since I was last in Holland. So, with Fred living out there for a couple of months I decided to pay a visit there.

We were in the nearest place that Holland has to a beach, just outside The Hague. It was nice to be on the coast, but boy does that wind from the North Sea bite !

Anyway, we managed to hire bikes while we were out there. Riding a High Nelly is so much fun. There's something quite refreshing about being on a bike in all your civvies, including town shoes - sitting bolt upright, pootling long with a little backward pedalling to slow you down when necessary. Maybe I took the ride abit too leisurely as I recall being passed by lots of people along the dune road - including a woman who can't have been any younger than 60 years of age - she zoomed along and made me feel like I was standing still.

We then went on a short trip to Amsterdam, where we saw more interesting bikey sights Dutch style.


Mark Holland said...

Are you going to the cyclo cross worlds on the weekend?

2wheel chick said...

No, I can't make it this weekend unfortunately. Shame, as it's not that far away.
Will you be going?