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Old 10-27-09, 01:02 AM
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Cycling in the Netherlands in the 1950 `s

Found this one today ... Like to share with you.

http://amsterdamize.com/2009/10/27/nl-in-teh-50s/

Hope you like it !
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Old 10-27-09, 01:12 AM
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Awesome.
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Very cool. Some of those utility bikes are insane!
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Thanks, Macfred! Makes me long for summer again. That beach is only a couple of kms from my house.
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Very cool. Some of those utility bikes are insane!
Yeah, the carpenter/delivery guys in that video had nice rigs.
I've rarely seen anyone carrying anything big other than surfboards on the streets today.
Other than myself, that is. But I'm a weirdo foreigner.
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That is very nice... thanks for posting. I love the trailers!

Here's a two-part part British promotional film encouraging cyclist to incorporate the train into their Sunday ride. It has been posted before, but is worth revisiting.

Part One
Part Two
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It is a gray and rainy day in Texas today, that video is just what I needed.
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Life before cars and fast food.

Notice all the young women are Slender, attractive, and fit.
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^That part hasn't changed.
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What up with all the women holding hands?
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what a treat! strange thing is, even though there are more cars today, it doesn't look too unfamiliar for amsterdam!

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Notice all the young women are Slender, attractive, and fit.
most dutch women still are today...
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Originally Posted by southpawboston View Post
what a treat! strange thing is, even though there are more cars today, it doesn't look too unfamiliar for amsterdam!



most dutch women still are today...

Makes me sad for our own culture. Look at old pictures from the 50's of everyday people in the US and see what we've done to ourselves.
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The culture is what it is, you can't "save" it. You can, however, ride the heck out of your bike, and teach your children to ride.

My town is as un-cycling-friendly as a town can be, and on our rides this weekend, I saw more bikes than I've ever seen before, both children and adults. It was a beautiful day.

I do believe a corner has been turned, and a new "bike boom" is growing. Things come around.
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What up with all the women holding hands?
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Sixty years from now, will people be watching films of Americans waddling around the malls?

What a striking contrast.
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Originally Posted by embankmentlb View Post
What up with all the women holding hands?
In some cultures, men hold hands even today, as a show of friendship. I believe this is common in areas of the Indian subcontinent. On the other hand, girls around here hold hands all the time, and I live in Boston.
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I've seen that. Men holding hands in parts of Atlanta. I don't believe they are from India.
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Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
Sixty years from now, will people be watching films of Americans waddling around the malls?

What a striking contrast.
Yep, and people will say "Notice all the young women are Slender, attractive, and fit."
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Wow, that's one of the best cycling videos I've ever seen! Thanks for sharing.
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Originally Posted by macfred View Post
Found this one today ... Like to share with you.

http://amsterdamize.com/2009/10/27/nl-in-teh-50s/

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ahhh... the good old days, when the dutch were still tolerant.
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That is a beautiful piece of work. Thanks for posting it.
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I think I saw the Doublemint twins...

Great video
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I think I saw the Doublemint twins...
That's RobbieTunes' job.

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love it!

We sold wooden shoes in the drugstore where I worked in Holland, Michigan in the 70's. I walked or pedaled to work. Customers (4th generation Friesians) thought I was a 'foreigner' or other oddity. Later immigrants ( 1950's)were escaping post-war austerity, bicycling and other deprivations, I suppose For a while.. There was a bikestore in our building. Enjoyed the video: ja, thanks for sending it over by me once. George
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