All throughout the day, we interacted with a number of folks we would not have if we were not biking. The boys waved to passerbys who commented aloud about the bike. We talked to a delivery guy on a scooter who thought his restaurant should go for a bakfiets. A mama with two young kids asked if she could take a photo, thinking that such a cargo bike would serve her family well. A construction worker stopped in the middle of the street, cell phone attached to his ear, to say to the person on the other end of the phone, "You should see this bike. It's built like a boat!" A dad and son looked out the window of a bus, pointing and laughing, and when I smiled in return, I got a head nod of approval.
Throughout the day, we saw loads of folks out on their bikes and I couldn't help but gawk at their bikes, their helmets, their baskets, buckets, panniers, or milk crates, their biking style. And of course, I didn't bring my camera but I made use of the one on my very basic cellphone (that I haven't used much) to capture a few moments of this memorable day.
A shot in the deli, baks parked outside.
Now that we're biking, we suddenly notice bike-themed things we never seemed to see before. Here's a large painting from inside the movie theater.If only, I had my good camera. We left the cinema and I could not help but notice how gorgeous the bakfiets looked, reflected in the window, especially juxtaposed to the cars.