Amsterdamize sidesaddlewise

September 11, 2009

I’m slowly discovering what’s truly Amsterdammy and last night I had a great first lesson! I went to the Twestival – the Twitter charity party – and met a couple of really nice people. Although the DJ line up was really incredible, the whole thing turned out to be a bit boring, so we decided to move on and hit another bar. That’s where I got introduced by Marc to the art of sidesaddling! Marc is a friend of my flatmate and a great guy, but rather cycle obsessed! Which is great of course and truly dutchy! He constantly takes pictures of people on bikes and in the space of over a year he managed to shoot well over 7,000 images! Probably of the whole population of Amsterdam! Twice. His images are amazing, have a look yourself on http://www.flickr.com/photos/mindcaster-ezzolicious/collections/72157603473820959/  well worth it!

Back to the the art of sidesaddling the A’dam way! Of course it’s not like I am used to do it on the streets in Italy! No. Of course not. A lady sidesaddles! Very elegantly you sit on the back of the bike, on one side (of course), and you cross your leg for balance! And guys… I love it! You can conquer the world from there! The wind blows, you don’t have to worry about anything and you just relax and let the city pass by… fantastic! I might as well get used to it!! ;))

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Sidesaddle the A’dam way, by Amsterdamize

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