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Bike Friday

 

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(somewhere in Enkhuizen, NL)

 

 

 

 

Bike Friday

 

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(somewhere in Enkhuizen, NL)

 

 

 

 

comments (26)

I like how bright the little yellow bike looks with the understated surrounds!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Elizabeth. For some reason, I am quite attracted to these kids' bikes all over the Netherlands!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Feb 2016, 03:11
Ooops!

Someone has made off with the pedals and cranks! smile
Ginnie Hart: The way the kids handle these pedal-free bikes always amazes me, Ray.
  • Martine
  • United States
  • 19 Feb 2016, 04:05
Où sont les pédales ?
Ginnie Hart: The Dutch kids don't need pedals, Martine!!! smile
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 19 Feb 2016, 04:19
hehe, the very young, searching out the ancients smile
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes. Flying around with their helmets on!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Feb 2016, 04:30
I love these balance bikes, it teaches the kids what is speed and balance at young age...
The helmet is a good idea, always come prepared...
Wonderful treatment.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balance_bicycle
Ginnie Hart: I had no idea there was a name for such a bike...but then, leave it to the Dutch. I love watching the kids zoom around on them, and then parking them like the big guys! smile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 19 Feb 2016, 06:45
How do they propel them forwards, Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: They use their legs, Lisl, and fly like the wind. Astrid was kind to provide the following link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balance_bicycle
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Feb 2016, 06:50
Where might be the little one? -
To Lisl: using only the feet - he is just learning to ride a bike.
Ginnie Hart: Who knows where he/she might be, Philine, but I always smile when I see such a bike parked somewhere. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Feb 2016, 06:54
No pedals: for going downhill only
Ginnie Hart: Oh, no, Chris...for going EVERYWHERE. They learn young...and have no idea how lucky they are that Holland is, for the most part, flat!
A mountain scooter Ginnie?
I love your treatment here!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Richard. I suppose Alan started out on one of these??? smile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Feb 2016, 08:19
Such a bike give sthe rider confidence in how to balance and of course can be helped by the occasional dab of the foot if it starts going wrong smile Pleased to see a helmet will be used.
Ginnie Hart: I have a feeling you started out on one of these, Alan...assuming they were around back then??? smile
  • jpla.
  • Anjou
  • 19 Feb 2016, 08:38
J'aime ces engins pour les petits enfants, ils trouvent l'équilibre
JP
Ginnie Hart: Yes, they do, JP. It's a good way to learn!
Bike Friday (BF) is rapidly taking over from Boat Friday (BF) Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Well, I don't know about that, Chad, but I'm glad there's more than one way to skin the cat. smile
Well done. I had never seen these pedalless bikes until this summer. One of my grandchildren has one.
Ginnie Hart: They're great for teaching the kids balance, Mary. I love seeing them in action.
superbe compo et traitement toujours top!! amitiés
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, JP.
Very good photo Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Like what Astrid said that the kids are taught speed and balance at a young age as well as to wear the helmet! Wonderful capture!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Robin. I never saw it in America like I see it here. I love it.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Feb 2016, 14:20
Complete with helmet too! Great picture Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Anne. The whole package. smile Thanks.
what a precious thing to find. i bet the rider was a cute fella, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I would have loved finding him/her, Ayush. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Feb 2016, 15:38
Strange concept - you have to push it and it has a saddle. Not a lot of sitting can be done, except on a downhill, of which there are very few in the Netherlands. Great shot of new against the old.
Ginnie Hart: You should watch their feet/legs fly, Louis. They have it down to a science. smile
We all have to start somewhere
Ginnie Hart: So true, Martin. smile
A beginner's bike. I like the treatment Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I suppose your wee boys will be on one before long, G'pa?! smile Thanks.
Clever stuff, Ginnie - I'll have to figure out how to do this smile
Ginnie Hart: Most kind of you, Tom. And now you know. smile
A helmet is a good thing to see... here in the States it would be stolen. sad
Ginnie Hart: A helmet is very good, Larry. And sad but true about how it would get stolen elsewhere. (sigh)
10+ years ago, grandson N still used this type of little bike.

How time flies, G!
Ginnie Hart: Actually, LC, I never saw one of these in America...not that I can ever remember. It's so very European! And I love it.
The photograph looks positively ancient except for the bike and helmet.
Ginnie Hart: Actually, that's how I feel about so much of Europe, Michael!
So cute smile
Ginnie Hart: I see it all the time here in the Netherlands, Cherry. smile

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