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Bike Review: Gazelle Toer Populair

Bike Review: Gazelle Toer Populair

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I had the opportunity to take one of the Gazelle Toer Populairs out for at spin while Vince at the Dutch Bike Company swapped out the studded tires on my Oma. They sell a couple of different Gazelle models, but this one is my favorite.  As you can see […]

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Snow, Sunshine, And Oma’s Bike Fancy Pose

Snow, Sunshine, And Oma’s Bike Fancy Pose

So if you happened to mosey over to the wonderful Bike Fancy photo blog yesterday, you would have discovered a lovely photo of yours truly taken by Martha – I’m no good at posing but Martha rocks as a photographer! Not to be outdone, Oma had to do a little posing of her own, sans […]

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It’s Cold And Icy in Chicago And I Now Have Studded Bike Tires!

It’s Cold And Icy in Chicago And I Now Have Studded Bike Tires!

About a week ago I wrote a post about using studded bike tires on a Dutch bike. This is my first winter riding an upright Dutch bike, and I had heard other Dutch bike owners who ride in Chicago year-round discuss the benefits of studded tires. The post received a lot of great comments from […]

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In Which My Omafiets Breaks out the Bells for the Holidays

In Which My Omafiets Breaks out the Bells for the Holidays

And yes.. there are real jingle bells inside.  Would you expect anything else?

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Bike Winter Chicago – Studded Bike Tires on Dutch Bikes?

Bike Winter Chicago – Studded Bike Tires on Dutch Bikes?

A week or so ago I was talking with some bike people here in Chicago who ride Omafiets year-round and the topic of winter riding and snow tires came up.  I have to say that I hadn’t really thought about it. I’ve been riding year-round for a few years, but until this year I’ve been […]

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How to Avoid Pre-Thanksgiving Traffic Snarls? Ride A Bike!

How to Avoid Pre-Thanksgiving Traffic Snarls? Ride A Bike!

It’s been a rainy, cold, dreary Wednesday-before-Thanksgiving here in Chicago – just about right for kicking off the winter holidays. Today I took Little Ding and Grandma Ding to the Museum of Science and Industry since Little Ding didn’t have school. They don’t let kids ride their bikes inside obviously, so Little Ding couldn’t maneuver […]

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We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Panniers!

We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Panniers!

Grocery shopping on a Dutch bike.

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