Tag Archives: Amsterdam

Running Track Measurements: A Brief Rabbit Hole

Last week I posted about the update to Garmin’s wearables that now includes a database of running tracks for their running track mode, in addition to the pre-existing ‘learned’ track mode where it learns the running track you have without … Read More Here

Getting the Christmas Tree Home via Bike: 2023 Edition

After crossing through the decade barrier last year, we’ve moved onto the 11th year of getting the Christmas Tree by bike. With Christmas itself nearly over, it was high time for me to finish this post. Obviously, this happened a … Read More Here

Ice Skating, GPS Watches, and Other Tidbits

Over the past week or two, the temperatures have gotten a bit chillier here in the Netherlands. While many people assume that the Dutch ice skate to work via canal on the regular, the reality is that’s pretty rare. Not … Read More Here

A Decade of Getting the Christmas Tree Home via Bike: 2022 Edition

This year marks a decade of getting the Christmas Tree home by Bike posts. Undoubtedly, many in parts of Europe (or elsewhere), have been doing this for much longer. In our case, we started in Paris with Velib bike share … Read More Here

A Snowy Cargo Bike & Sports Tech VLOG

Back a week or two ago it got all snowy here in the Netherlands. It’s sorta a rare thing, and even more so, is the fact that it actually stayed on the ground for a meaningful amount of time. It … Read More Here

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

It’s been a while since a ‘5 Random Things’ post. Not because I haven’t been doing things, but because they’re a bit less random. With everything pretty locked down, our weekend routine is pretty ‘repeatable’ – especially in the winter. … Read More Here

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

It’s on the verge of getting super warm and steamy in our neck of the woods. So, we’re skipping town. But before we did that – here’s the bulk of what I was up to this past weekend! 1) Friday … Read More Here

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

It’s been a crazy busy last week, and this weekend was no exception. So let’s dive right into it! 1) Cycling The Tulip Fields Friday afternoon The Girl and I grabbed our bikes and headed 1-2 hours south. To tulip … Read More Here

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

First up, since I don’t have a ‘Week in Review’ post this week, if you didn’t catch the latest podcast episode that went up late Friday, here’s the skinny: We dive into left-only power meters, Apple Watch ECG expansion, early … Read More Here

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

While it may seem a bit quieter on the site in recent weeks – that’s mostly because I’ve been slammed trying to get things all set up in the new space, as well as compiling the huge buyer’s guides (Power … Read More Here

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

After a number of crazy busy weeks for travel between Florida in June and Eurobike related stuff the last few weeks – it’s time to bring back the 5 Random Things series.  Usually, when things get busy during the week, … Read More Here

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

Back fresh from a week in the states at Sea Otter, I was ready to get back to enjoying all Amsterdam has to offer, and no better time to do that than this past weekend. 1) King’s Day in Amsterdam … Read More Here

Bikes Abound: I’ve Moved to Amsterdam!

This past weekend when we touched down back in Europe after three months away in Australia, we arrived home to a slightly different land.  Rather than say Bonjour to immigration officers, we were instead saying Goedemorgen. That’s because we now … Read More Here

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend in Amsterdam (and a big announcement!)

One of the greatest parts about living in Europe is just how easy it is to travel from country to country.  In less time than it would take to drive or take a train from Washington DC to NYC, we … Read More Here

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

Phew – a crazy weekend – one unlike any other that we’ve ever had here.  Let’s get right into it. 1) Returned from Amsterdam The Girl and I were up in Amsterdam from Wednesday till Friday evening.  I had meetings … Read More Here

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend…in Amsterdam

Here’s what I’ve been up to the last few days… 1) Started the weekend on an early train to Amsterdam In a clear violation of my rules for being up in the 5AM hour multiple times a week, I once … Read More Here

The Amsterdam Runaround

As a general rule for Runarounds, they tend to run…well…around something.  Usually that’s a city.  In most cases I start at the hotel and then make a big loop back to my starting point.  In some occasions (such as in … Read More Here

A circular tour of Africa

Most folks can find South Africa on a map.  After all, if you can find Africa, you can find probably find the southern portion.  Simple enough, right? Welcome to Ghana But what about finding Accra?  Well, ya probably need a … Read More Here