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    In the Netherlands, Life Runs on 2 Wheels

    Nothing super good about this article - just a brief mental vacation from the car madness:

    With more than two bicycles per person and a landscape as flat as a pancake, the Netherlands is a cyclists’ Eden.

    That was evident one recent balmy afternoon as a gentle surf washed the beach and another wave, far more daunting, headed to the beach from the opposite direction. A stream of bicycles five or six abreast, some with a single rider, others with a parent and one or two children aboard, stretched as far inland as the eye could see. Parallel to it, also headed to the beach, was a puny single file of cars.

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    hell's angels h/q e3st ny brunop's Avatar
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    they got a lot of dope and hookers too!! let's go!!
    ". . .a striped jersey under his jacket; bared calves (outside the bicycle track); cap pushed back; feet in a false position on the pedals; a barking horn, a disorderly appearance, an always-dry tongue, and a definite fondness for wine merchants. . ."

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    From the article:

    >>>>With more than two bicycles per person and a landscape as flat as a pancake, the Netherlands is a cyclists’ Eden.<<<<

    I think California is just the opposite. They have two cars per person!

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    hell's angels h/q e3st ny brunop's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dahon.Steve
    From the article:

    >>>>With more than two bicycles per person and a landscape as flat as a pancake, the Netherlands is a cyclists’ Eden.<<<<

    I think California is just the opposite. They have two cars per person!
    i wouldn't want to live in a place with no hills. i think it rains there a lot too.
    ". . .a striped jersey under his jacket; bared calves (outside the bicycle track); cap pushed back; feet in a false position on the pedals; a barking horn, a disorderly appearance, an always-dry tongue, and a definite fondness for wine merchants. . ."

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    Quote Originally Posted by brunop
    they got a lot of dope and hookers too!! let's go!!
    We have that in Calif too.

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    My daughter just got back from Amsterdam. One of her first comments was, "Everyone's riding a bike."
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