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#1 Colin-M

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 11:58

Looks like I'll have to walk home tonight :(

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 18:12

A deliberate act of vandalism — or just bad luck?

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 20:23

Presumedly "Dam" is the clue to the location and if I'm right you'll get wet feet walking home from there as that looks distinctly Dutch to me? ;)

Ann fairly typical scene in Amsterdam, my favourite city.

If I'm right that is?
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 21:31

Given the height of the handlebars and the soft saddle, it's a Dutch bike.

#5 Colin-M

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 06:26

Correct Mike & Vivionm.
It was someone else's bike and like many here, looked like it had been left there a while.
Just trying to put myself in the shoes of the owner.
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:11

From what I hear of the bike riding there, walking sounds like the better option?

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:38

From what I hear of the bike riding there, walking sounds like the better option?


Fred, bike riding in the Netherlands is very pleasant. There are bike lanes on all most roads, special bike traffic lights to give bikes a start over car traffic, and the terrain is flat.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:39

Presumedly "Dam" is the clue to the location and if I'm right you'll get wet feet walking home from there as that looks distinctly Dutch to me? :wink:

Ann fairly typical scene in Amsterdam, my favourite city.

If I'm right that is?


Mike, you are probably right, but could be Rotterdam, Volendam, etc.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:39

Coincidently, that would be called a damcykel in swedish, meaning a ladys' bike (dam=lady, cykel=bike).
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#10 Colin-M

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 08:39

From what I hear of the bike riding there, walking sounds like the better option?

Amsterdam was delightful and I mainly explored on foot.

However I did find myself having to watch out for cyclists and more worryingly people on mopeds and small motorbikes which also used the cycle lanes.
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 14:15

Vivion is right cycling in the Netherlands is treated seriously and in Amsterdam you have to keep an eye out for them or the riders will tinkle their bell at you, but it is all very friendly.

I love Amsterdam and have been loads of times, my late wife and I loved to wander around the canals stop every now and then for a beer or a bite to eat and just chill. :D
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 19:17

bikeriders have the right-of-way :)




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