We watched two tough young guys with tattoos and leather vests ride this bike over to a city fair. It was so cute to see them peddling in unison, but not really badass.
Our Canadian buddy Richard has his birthday today. We were lucky to get some awesome cake at a get-together on Sunday, but it took me this long to make the painting… but not late since today is the day!
Richard and Jennie are serious cyclists (mountain and touring) and have done lots of multi-day, 100s -of-kilometre trips. Richard also builds bikes, so fair to say that ‘bikes’ seemed like a reasonable theme for some birthday art. This picture shows Richard and Jennie riding down a mountain over some giant gears with a map of Sweden (complete with what I imagine to be the bike trips around Stockholm, Gävle, and Umeå in red). Jennie was saying that their walls are bare since moving in, so hopefully this will fill some space.
Happy Birthday Richard!
This is a photo essay about scooters in Croatia, for Tim and also our dads.
The “old towns” of Split and Dubrovnik are old stone cities, and both have very narrow streets. In some streets you can reach out your arms and touch the buildings on both sides. These old towns predate the automobile by centuries, and there is no way for cars to get in or drive around. This calls for some ingenuity. Supplies are carted in and waste carted out over the cobble stones using hand carts, wagons, mini-mini motorized trucks, and bikes. Of course, bikes need to be modified for carrying and hauling. This is one such ‘utility bike’.