The Dam Biker #7 Papercut Bike

Posted: October 11th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Art, The Dam Biker | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Found some really cool bike art through my friend Taylor’s Blog. Artist Jayme McGown of Roadside Projects makes whimsical 3D paper art. The first image below reminds me of Amsterdam even though the girl is in a sundress and there are mountains in the background.

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Print - The Trick Rider

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The Dam Biker #6 Berliner Style

Posted: October 1st, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: The Dam Biker | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Amsterdam might be the bike city capital of the world but I must say Berlin ain’t doing so bad either. The majority of my time spent in Berlin was on two wheels and I found it to be just as easy as Amsterdam. I did find the bikers in Berlin to be a little more urban and less casual. Most bikes seemed to have gears and two baskets, therefore not much doubling up on on a single bike. It seems like having a back basket in Amsterdam is almost offensive since riders are always in the situation of giving our bikeless buddies a ride.

Berlin September_25

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The Dam Biker #5 My Best Friend Paige

Posted: May 17th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: The Dam Biker | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

She’s not on a bike but is surrounded by them. This is my best friend Paige who visited Amsterdam a  while back.  I love this photograph of her. You can’t see any buildings or landscapes but you can easily figure out she’s in Amsterdam.

paige bikesAmsterdam

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The Dam Biker #4 Granny on a Not So Granny Bike

Posted: April 22nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: photography, The Dam Biker | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Amsterdam lady on bike

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The Dam Biker #3 First Bike Ride

Posted: April 5th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: The Dam Biker | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

I took this picture a while back in Vondelpark of what looks like this little girls first bike ride. So cute!

first bike ride

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The Dam Biker #2 Biker Family

Posted: March 29th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: photography, The Dam Biker | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Also took this photograph a while back. A picturesque family taking a bike ride through Vondel Park look the little flag on the little boy’s tricycle :).

family bike ride

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The Dam Biker #1 Girl Plus Teddy Bear

Posted: March 22nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: The Dam Biker | Tags: , , | 11 Comments »

Amsterdam has often been titled the Bike Capital of the World with 40% of all traffic movements by bicycle. The ubiquity of bicycles lined up against every building and the number of cyclists on the road is probably the most unique element of this city. The bicycle is a part of the Dutch identity and Amsterdam truly embraces bike culture. When I first moved here, I was so amazed by all the different types of cyclists riding in this town. It is fascinating seeing whole families being carried on one bike or people moving their furniture on the back of their bikes. The bicycle is by far my favorite part of living in Amsterdam.

So, inspired by this bike culture along with the coolest blog Copenhagen Cycle Chic, I have decided to post weekly photos of the interesting bikers in this city. This first picture was taken when I first moved to Amsterdam. She is out of focus but this is a little girl riding alone with her teddy bear in Vondelpark. I can’t handle the cuteness of this city sometimes.

girl with her teddy bear

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