Category Archives: Netherlands

Pedal The World – A Young Man’s Movie About His 365 Day Bike Tour Around The World

In his 90-minute documentary movie, Pedal The World, German-born Felix Starck sets out from home and pedals a bicycle more than 18,000 kilometers through 22 countries in just 365 days. Watch the trailer… and then read my detailed review of the movie below. Bicycle touring is often a personal endeavor. You don’t do it for […]

Summary Of My 12th Long-Distance Bike Tour

The last 12 months have been amazing. I attended the Sundance Film Festival, saw some of my favorite musicians perform live (including A Fine Frenzy and Nellie McKay), rode a motorcycle across the Western United States and conducted a 10-month-long bicycle tour across 20 European countries. In this article I aim to summarize my thoughts […]

One Year Of Bicycle Touring In Europe – 2012 Video Review

2012 was a truly incredible year! Here’s just a small taste of what I did: Spent 4 months skiing at North America’s #1 ski resort – Deer Valley. Watched 12 amazing movies at the Sundance Film Festival. Saw more than a dozen famous musicians perform, including A Fine Frenzy, Lisa Hannigan, Nellie McKay, Flying Lotus, […]

How To Travel In Europe For Less Than 700 Euros

Welcome to my June 2012 monthly travel spending report. As I travel around the world with my bicycle I like to keep track of the money I spend and share my total travel costs here on the website – what I spent my money on, how much it cost, which items cost the most, which […]

Stealth Camping In Eastern Holland

I spent two nights stealth camping in the woods outside of Nieuw Bergen, Netherlands. The city was so close to my campsite that I could easily cycle into town, get some food, and then cycle back to my campsite in just a matter of minutes. While in Nieuw Bergen I found these potato chips at an […]

Little Red Riding Hood Rides A Bicycle

Classic Dutch Cycling Paths

At Home On The Road: My Life As A Bicycle Traveler

There are moments when traveling with my bicycle when I feel completely at home and at peace. While camping for two nights in Utrecht, Netherlands at a run-down campsite just outside the city center, I was filled with a complete sense of belonging. It felt good to be there. I was at home in my […]

What Do Cyclists Think About When It Rains?

The Netherlands may be one of the most bicycle-friendly countries in the world, but my time in Holland was plagued with rain. Constant, never-ending rain! During my week in the Netherlands I spent a lot of time sitting under bridges, bus stops, and trees hiding from the rain and waiting, thinking, and hoping of better […]

34 Days Of Bike Touring Killed My Continental Town & Country Tires

After just 34 days of bicycle touring in Iceland, England, France and Belgium, the Continental Town & Country tires on my brand new Co-Motion Pangea touring bicycle had to be replaced. You can see how the threaded tires wore out near where they connect with the metal rim in the photo above. Below you can […]

The Tandem Bike Touring Couple

He’s from Belgium. She’s from the United States. Together they are riding their tandem touring bicycle all over Europe and North America.