In their 'materialism' exposition Studio Drift breaks down everyday products into their raw material inputs. See here an average city-bicycle. From largest to smallest quantities of material this is what a bicycle is build of: rubber, polyurethane, steel, aluminum, lacquer paint, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene, polyoxymethylene, gel, stainless steel, polycarbonate, brass, magnet, glass fiber. Felt some extra appreciation for this device and human ingenuity while cycling home.
Are you prepping for a world tour on a bicycle? Prevent being called a cycling-noob while doing so. I'll be sharing my prepping insights during an informative night @devakantiefietser on oktober 9th. If you're serious about a long distance trip, this is one not to miss. Find a link to the event info in my bio. The night will be held in Dutch.
Surreal double rainbow 🌈
I'm back in Holland for three months now. It was around this time last year that I was crossing the pamir mountain range in Tadzjikistan. The news that some bicycle tourers were recently killed in this region deeply disturbs me. My condolences to the families involved. The occurrence is at sharp contrast with my experience of cycling in Tadzjikistan. I consider the pamir highway the absolute highlight of the trip and feel sad for the negative effect on tourism this news will have. Hope the guys of @nieuwsuur who just interviewed me are able to emphasize the beauty of bicycle touring and Tadzjikistan in their item tonight besides spending time to grieve the terrible happenings.
Spoke about the cycling trip and my views on the millennial generation last Monday at BV Amstelveen. Wrote a piece about 'my generation' some time ago arguing we're not lazy. We're just a bit lost and desperately looking for purpose. At the same time we're extremely lucky to be able to wander. Find a link in my bio for the full text. I'm curious whether this resonates.
Hi world, I'm pretty sure I've fallen in love with you.
It took some time to figure out why I am more happy and at ease now I rode a bicycle across the world. Needed over 10.000 words but I think I got it. Link in bio.
Stare-down with the butt of a bull at 4000m altitude in Tadzjikistan. Wrote a new post on the biggest hurdles in bicycle touring. A must read for anyone considering a trip or for those on the road right now. Find link in bio.