It takes more than a little snow to keep the Dutch off their bikes. Hell, for that matter, it takes more than a crap-load of snow to keep them off their bikes too.
Yesterday’s blizzard in the Netherlands put a serious kink in holiday travel, public transportation, personal transportation, and any other form of plausible transportation…
Alicia at Cycling Without a Helmet (which isn’t a good idea, btw) says,
Flights were canceled, trains were delayed or canceled, public buses stopped running at times and transportation websites crashed. It was a mess…
Many people are spending the night at the airport, unable to leave even if they want to because of the public transportation problems.
Not so if you have a bicycle!
I hope some good folks in the Netherlands saw knew how to make their own winter cycling tires with a pack of zip ties…I’m sure it definitely would have helped the slippery conditions.
Have you ever gone for a bike ride in the snow? How did it work out for you?
[via my friend @ChrisBasking on Twitter]
Check out more photos from the Netherlands’ recent blizzard: