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photoblog image Bikes in Antwerp:  2/3

Bikes in Antwerp: 2/3

 

Holy Cow!

Seen last Friday in Antwerp, Belgium.



Bikes in Antwerp: 2/3

 

Holy Cow!

Seen last Friday in Antwerp, Belgium.



comments (41)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Nov 2012, 00:49
Ha Ha

The coo is looking a bit bemused, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Ray. I don't think it likes lying down next to the leopard! :"wink
A rainy day bike. Cows are cool!
Ginnie Hart: We were lucky it didn't rain all the time, Larry. And yes, cows really are cool, especially on bikes. smile Thanks.
Lol... Holy Cow is right! ... Do most girl bikes have a low bar like that?
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Jacquelyn. In the Netherlands most girls do ride the low-bar bikes and most guys ride the high-bar ones. But they're also interchangeable, of course. Whatever's convenient, I guess.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Nov 2012, 04:52
Holy cow, Holy bike....
Great shot and the owner of this bike does not need to be afraid that somebody will steal her bike.
I would not want to ride with a cow on the back seat.
This is a typical 'Oma-bike' (grandmothers-bike) because of the low bar.
I never heard of the brand.
http://mybeautifulbike.com/?s=redy+nostalgia&x=20&y=15
Ginnie Hart: I just looked at your link and see all their bikes on that page are out of stock. Maybe there are too many g'mas out there? I think this cow isn't happy about sharing the bike with a leopard?! smile
Well seen! I love that cow!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Elizabeth. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Nov 2012, 06:14
This bike would like to be a leopard and a cow it seems Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: I think that's why the cow isn't amused, Chris!!! smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Nov 2012, 07:06
echt grappig!
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Philine.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 28 Nov 2012, 07:17
I haven't been on a bike for years, but wouldn't mind a go.........
Ginnie Hart: HA! It all comes back in a flash, trust me. smile And btw, Happy Birthday, again.
Not the bike for a shy retiring person Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! You mean like me, Bill? grin Thanks.
A bit of the 'Double Dutch' mentality being expressed here
Ginnie Hart: You're right, Richard! smile
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 28 Nov 2012, 08:24
That is a highly personalised bicycle Ginnie. A sturdy bar to place it against too.
Ginnie Hart: It's fun, Chad, isn't it! smile Thanks.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Nov 2012, 08:37
Hah!! Love it! The bike looks very simple - no gears (but then probably no hills?)
Ginnie Hart: No hills where we were, Alan, so this would be a dream. smile Thanks.
Very nice bw and framing Ginnie. I like panther design ! LOL !
Ginnie Hart: The rider is definitely an animal lover, Marie. smile Merci.
  • Helen
  • United States
  • 28 Nov 2012, 09:33
MOOO!!! I LOVE the spotted chain guard!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Helen. This one's an animal lover, for sure. smile Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 28 Nov 2012, 09:41
Wonderful well spotted
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Vintage.
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 28 Nov 2012, 10:24
A great capture Ginnie. A very unique looking bike it is. The cow looks a bit surprised by having her photograph taken.Beautifully seen and presented.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Now that you mention it, I think she WAS surprised...or not amused! grin Thanks for the smile.
It's a great way to personalize your bike isn't it. Stands out from the crowd
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Janet. One way to find it in a crowd! smile Thanks.
I've seen customised cars but not bikes, love the rear carrier bag. Do you and Astrid have bikes to go out on?
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Brian, I've seen many accessorized bikes in the Netherlands and in Belgium. It's fun to see. smile Astrid and I both have bikes but don't ride that much now...just when we need to or want to. Astrid also has a race bike that she loves to take out on Sundays when the weather permits.
Now there's a bike with personality. Bet the owner would be an interesting character. Well spotted, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Beverly. It would have been worth waiting awhile to see who the owner is! smile
Funky bike grin Good fun image Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes funk really fits the bill, Martin, doesn't it! smile Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Nov 2012, 14:17
Nostalgia was also in Antwerp - and with his own bike. A bit far to pedal.

The cow is bemused by the bike's horns, thinking it is a bull maybe smile
Ginnie Hart: Nostalgia is everywhere, Louis, if we but look! So fun. Thanks. smile
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 28 Nov 2012, 15:24
I wonder if the cow realises that saddles - at least good ones - are made of leather. Maybe mother and/or father is closer than she thinks.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Good one, George. smile Thanks.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 28 Nov 2012, 15:58
that is the coolest bike haha love love the cow bags, want!!
Ginnie Hart: It's fun, Elaine, isn't it! And btw, I'm still thinking about the oil pulling! I may just have to try it!
ce n'est plus la vache qui rit mais l'Angevine qui rit!!!!lol,super ce vélo qui est bien décoré et aussi bien cadré
Ginnie Hart: I think we're all laughing, Angevine. grin Merci.
Eh eh, great find Ginnie. It made me smile!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Richard. Me, too. smile
great visual narrative as customary in yr posts smile I take the low bar!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Juan Carlos. Gracias.
Another fine BW capture Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 28 Nov 2012, 21:33
simple but effective, the bike and the photo
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindkly, Oscar. Gracias.
Even a Friesian chainguard.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Yes. The cow and the Big Cat lie down together. smile
  • Sally
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Nov 2012, 22:11
It needs a friend Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Would that be the chain guard, Sally??? smile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Nov 2012, 22:15
Mooo!

I love it smile
Ginnie Hart: Did you know 'cow' in Dutch is koe [pronounced ku], so here a cow coos! grin So fun. Thanks.
Do they have Cowgirls in Antwerp Ginnie... good shot out in the rain....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: I have a feeling they have all kinds of girls in Antwerp, Peter. grin Thanks.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Nov 2012, 08:22
OOO I'd like a cycle bag like that one smile not so sure about leopard skin chain guard though smile
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Anne. I'll keep the bag and do away with the leapoard skin! smile
  • jpla
  • anjou
  • 29 Nov 2012, 10:12
Sous la pluie ce vélo léopard doit être rapide... Je te souhaite une agréable journée
JP
Ginnie Hart: HA! Good point, JP. grin Merci.
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 29 Nov 2012, 11:10
Lucky You♥ I go in a few days to Antwerpen, buyin Leonidas, Onbijt@ hangar41...
Last weekend i´ve been to Brussel. Also very good.
Ginnie Hart: We both are really getting around these days, Luiza. One day soon we'll actually meet! smile
Oh Ginnie, this is such a moooooooooving image! Bovinely shot :^)
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! I love it, Doug. Thanks. smile
  • Sue
  • United States
  • 29 Nov 2012, 14:28
LOL! I opened the image, read the title, then looked again at the image...and laughed out loud! I need to show this to my good friend who is a dairy farmer. smile
Ginnie Hart: It's fun, Sue, isn't it. grin We see things like this all the time here. Lots of smiles! Thanks.
I love this one. The raindrops really make the difference.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Michael.
  • Krista
  • Canada
  • 30 Nov 2012, 01:39
This is wonderful with the waterdrops!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Krista, for stopping by and commenting here.
  • sherri
  • Germany
  • 30 Nov 2012, 15:44
really like the rain droplets on this one
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Sherri! We were lucky that it didn't rain all day but we had some great pics because of the rain we got.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 2 Dec 2012, 22:19
i'm a 100% sure a girl owns this bike.. ;D nice shot!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I bet you're right, Rian. grin Thanks.

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