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Amsterdam

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin Nov 17. 11 Replies

Lucky me will be going to Amsterdam for a few days for work. I'll be staying about 1km away from the RAI convention centre, and I'll have 1 day free. Any recommendations? How cold will I be…Continue

Bike or food

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Sep 15. 8 Replies

Apparently we're not posting enough, so here…Continue

New bike time

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Aug 29. 13 Replies

A lot of sad stuff on here recently. So back to a positive topic. Time for a new bike for commuting to work on. The current bike is completely flogged. So not really worth replacing every single…Continue

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Colin replied to Jon's discussion Amsterdam
"I bought a Dutch SIM from the first convenience store I saw once I got out of Amsterdam train station. Cheap and easy. A recent law change in Europe means all European SIMS must have free roaming throughout the EU (there are a few small exceptions…"
Nov 17
PeterT replied to Jon's discussion Amsterdam
"Work would pay for my data if it's a work trip. Not worth the bother for a short trip, but if I were doing multiple European countries I would get  something like…"
Nov 16
Jon replied to herzog's discussion Halfbike - helmet and footpath workaround?
"wait so you don't have MHL on a unicycle? Right, where's my angle grinder! (Just kidding, I wouldn't cut my bike in half, I'd just buy n+1)"
Nov 16
Jon replied to Jon's discussion Amsterdam
"Thanks everyone for the responses Another question, and this has nothing to do with cycling at all, but is about practicality: For the phone, typically I get a sim which has unlimited data and calls for the short time I'm there. Any…"
Nov 16
PeterT replied to Jon's discussion Amsterdam
"From the link above :  Amsterdam does have a mild climate and winter days can be surprisingly warm, above 10 degrees Celsius is not uncommon at all, but we do recommend that everyone coming on the tour be prepared to dress warmly and to have a…"
Nov 9
Jon replied to Jon's discussion Amsterdam
"Is it likely to be slippery/ icey to ride? Or will it be more like a wet day here? Will bike hire come with a bike lock, should i take my own? I assume they do actually lock their bikes..."
Nov 8
PeterT replied to Jon's discussion Amsterdam
"it's, erm, pretty flat :-) https://www.strava.com/activities/338205090"
Nov 1
Colin replied to Jon's discussion Amsterdam
"I was there earlier this year, and hired a bike for the duration. If you have the time, I recommend a day-trip into the countryside. It's easy by bike. I've attached the route I went on - it was a 40 km round trip.  I had lunch in…"
Nov 1
PeterT replied to Jon's discussion Amsterdam
"~ Euro28 for a guided bike tour ~ 3 hours  ( cheap as chips compared  to a Sydney Bike Tour eg: https://bonzabiketours.com/tours/sydney-highlights-tour/ )  Most tours will give you a discount if you rent the bike afterwards. One…"
Nov 1
Snowy_5 replied to Jon's discussion Amsterdam
"Check out the weather forecast in https://www.accuweather.com/en/nl/amsterdam/249758/november-weather/249758. And see how hot cold is it."
Oct 30
Jon replied to Jon's discussion Amsterdam
"end of November"
Oct 30
herzog replied to Jon's discussion Amsterdam
"What month you going? I'm there in January and it's going to be reasonably cold then. "
Oct 30
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Amsterdam

Lucky me will be going to Amsterdam for a few days for work. I'll be staying about 1km away from the RAI convention centre, and I'll have 1 day free. Any recommendations? How cold will I be considering I find a Sydney winter bitterly cold.See More
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Jon replied to Jon's discussion Bike or food
"Not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to afford to live where they want to. Also, there is a difference between riding safely as an adult, riding safely as a child, and trying to learn to ride."
Sep 15

Profile Information

What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Recreational, Whatever
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Western
Tell us about your bikes
Old heavy chrome molly steel bike, which is older than me. Rear panier rack for luggage, and mount for child trailer
About Me:
Commute to work almost every day.
Carry daughter to child care twice a week in the trailer

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