IN CONVERSATION WITH JOS SLUIJSMANS

IN CONVERSATION WITH JOS SLUIJSMANS

#WORLD CAR FREE DAY

Jos Sluijsmans is the Director of International Cargo Bike Festival (ICBF), co-founder of Dutch Bicycle Center and member of the Dutch Cycling Embassy and European Cycle Logistics Federation. After working as an interpreter and translator in Spanish for ten years and practicing law for eight years during early stages of his career, Jos Sluijsmans ventured into cycling business and launched Fietsdiensten.nl in 2004. He started as a bike messenger and delivered organic and local food to restaurants by cargo bike. Jos also gave cycling lessons to people with physical and mental challenges.

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POLARITY LAUNCHES PEDAL ASSIST ELECTRIC BIKES

POLARITY LAUNCHES PEDAL ASSIST ELECTRIC BIKES

Headquartered at Pune, an electric mobility start-up “Polarity” introduced India’s first Smart Bikes with its range of six electric vehicles today. At a time when urban commuting has become unpleasant, these bikes promises to offer a much needed micro mobility solution to individuals and businesses who are environmentally conscious. The Polarity pedal assisted electric bikes are designed for intra-city use, are eco-friendly and good alternatives to conventional fuel powered bikes.  Continue reading “POLARITY LAUNCHES PEDAL ASSIST ELECTRIC BIKES”

WHY DOGS CHASE CYCLIST: CHAPTER 3

WHY DOGS CHASE CYCLIST: CHAPTER 3

Globally cycling community is quite large and well dispersed with diverse cycling experiences. I reached out to them through an online poll to get a measured response to broaden our perspective on the topic we are trying to decode. A poll conducted on twitter revealed that 77% of cyclist were chased by a dog during their life time while 3% were chased by an animal other than dogs. Continue reading “WHY DOGS CHASE CYCLIST: CHAPTER 3”

WHY DOGS CHASE CYCLIST: CHAPTER 2

WHY DOGS CHASE CYCLIST: CHAPTER 2

Dogs and Humans have been friends from many centuries. Unlike any other animal, humans are more comfortable to share love, space, food and even toys with dogs. In urban cities, people adopt dogs and offer free shelter despite high real estate cost. Some dogs are fortunate to enjoy facilities like open spaces and gardens in the backyard of farm houses in the country sides. There are affluent owners who invest hundreds of dollars for grooming their pets. Continue reading “WHY DOGS CHASE CYCLIST: CHAPTER 2”

WHY DOGS CHASE CYCLIST: CHAPTER 1

WHY DOGS CHASE CYCLIST: CHAPTER 1

One day when I was commuting back home from a meeting late afternoon a dog appeared from no where and came charging at me aggressively. I stopped pedaling to slow down but the stray kept his momentum. I got off the bike in a hurry as a precautionary measure otherwise I would have landed at a nearby dispensary for sure. No cyclist would like to get bitten by a dog. Even though I was pretending to be strong that moment but internally fear had overpowered my courage. Continue reading “WHY DOGS CHASE CYCLIST: CHAPTER 1”

TWILIGHT

TWILIGHT

|| Low Light. Ordinary Camera. No Effects ||

Fine brush strokes with multi colored artistic effects. Shades overlapping and cutting through. Grey, black, ash, purple, blue, majenta, voilet, pink, orange, yellow…and many more complexly interwoven hues. Delicately adjusted color tones complimentary to one another. Fresh color tints and I was gradually hypnotized. It was all happening; little breezy, low tide, moving clouds – blink and a new picturesque scenery is ready to view.

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ICE CREAM TRIKE

ICE CREAM TRIKE

STREET CYCLIST OF MUMBAI.

Sanjay Sharma a thirty eight year old man living in Mumbai arrives at Carter Road, Bandra to sell ice creams. He is seen at the same spot everyday from 9 pm to 3 am servicing local tourists and people who visit the area for night walks. Families travelling in cars and motorbikes often stop by to eat ice creams with their children. His bright red tricycle can easily be seen from far as he mostly prefers to stand under a street lamp.

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IN CONVERSATION WITH OLE KASSOW

IN CONVERSATION WITH OLE KASSOW

#WORLD SENIOR CITIZENS DAY

Cycling Without Age (CWA) is a social movement originating in Copenhagen, Denmark and was launched in 2012 by Ole Kassow. The purpose of the organisation is to invite socially isolated seniors back into their local communities by engaging them in mutually beneficial and stimulating trishaw rides with volunteers (trishaws are also known as cycle rickshaws, bike taxi and tri-cycle taxi).

Ole wanted to help the elderly get back on their bicycles, but he had to find a solution to their limited mobility. The answer was a trishaw and he started offering free bike rides to the local nursing home residents.

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WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY DAY

WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY DAY

Street cycling in Mumbai is all about logistics but not on cargo bikes. Workers on a bicycle ship various types of goods and those includes newspapers, bakery items, cement bags, gas cans, water cans, plants, paper cartons, TV sets, water tanks, furniture, milk, ice creams,  ice slabs, vegetables, coconuts, lunch boxes, food, clothing, machinery and much beyond one can think off. The career on the bicycle plays a crucial role in bearing majority of the load.

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INTRODUCING CALAMUS ONE ULTRABIKE

INTRODUCING CALAMUS ONE ULTRABIKE

The Calamus One represents a giant leap for e-bike technology. So much, that it creates a whole new class of e-bike – the ultrabike. Powered by Ultra-drive mid-motors from Bafang and driven by carbon belts from Gates, these bikes are ultra-responsive. They’re also ultra-efficient. The Calamus One gives you upto 70kms of range on a single charge, has a detachable battery and quick-charge capabilities. With an integrated weather-proof computer and navigation touchscreen, the One is the only e-bike to offer integrated support for android apps, rider profiles and real-time self-diagnosis.

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