Why do I ride? If not on a commute, I ride for the pure joy of riding, of feeling the wind, the sun and the rain, of taking in the sights and sounds of the land, the mountains and the sea with ll of my senses on those long touring days of summer — complex impressions, like a wide screen road movie.
This picture was taken on “Rode Klif” in Frisia, The Netherlands, overlooking the IJsselmeer. The red cliff is one of the few elevations of a land below sea level. We had come from North Holland on that day, crossing the shut-off dike and following the coast line along scenic side roads, the velomobiles fully loaded with camping gear. A moment of tranquility soon to be left behind as we continued to fly down the coast in our stream-line machines.