I arrived in Amsterdam today. I'm staying on a houseboat where I used to live. Being on the water is good for the soul.
I've been away for more than a year, which is the longest I've ever been away. I was very happy to find my lovely Batavus Barcelona waiting for me. A little dusty, yes. But just a little air in her tires and she was ready to ride. That's always a great feeling.
Yes, it is a beautiful city. Yes, it is in many ways a bikers' paradise. But still, it's amazing how cars (and there aren't that many in the city center) manage to make everything worse.