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Old 09-15-06, 05:21 AM   #1
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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:

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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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they got a lot of dope and hookers too!! let's go!!
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>>>>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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>>>>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.
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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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