Welcome to our bikes section. Here we introduce our lovely vehicles to you that will bring us to Copenhagen without the need of emitting any CO2.
Why did we decide to bring our “Omafiets” (Granny bikes)? Any bike can bring you from point A to point B; as such, ours will bring us from Amsterdam right to Copenhagen. There is no need to spend excess amounts of money on a fancy bike or using another mode of transport, to be able to reduce one’s carbon footprint! Just get the old bike out of the shed and off you go!
So here are our beautiful bikes:
This is Teresa. Just like every old bike, she has a story. Only a short period of her surely long life is actually known to me. I received her as a gift from an old ISS student who was returning home (thanks Lazar!). He had in turn obtained Teresa from another student leaving for home the year prior. There was only one condition under which I was given this beautiful bike and that was to remember her name Teresa!
Here is my bike. It’s been with me for a year or five, I reckon. Before that she was owned by my mother, who definitely took better care of her than me. The last five years she bravely carried me through Amsterdam traffic, up and off sidewalks, often in a hurry, but sometimes relaxed, wandering around. I probably solved a dozen homework problems while riding through town. It’s almost unfair that I didn’t name her properly until recently. I dubbed her Becky a month ago.