Weekend shopping with the Bullit cargo bike
Most of the people I know, who would love to get rid of their car, say to me, "yes, but, for the weekend shopping, I do need a car".
First, I consider my weekend shopping in the supermarket is a waste of time. All I do is go there, run arou... Read more
Bike - Run - Bike: a new rhythm for Summer 2017
I started to develop a new habit for running. During the week, I find it difficult to find a place to run around me, but for the weekend in warm months, it works well.
I take the Villo! public bikes here in Brussels, ride to Park Royal for ... Read more
A difference that an e-bike makes
I have been riding bicycle all my life, and I always thought that a true bike is muscle powered.
Here's my bike that is with me since 2002 or similar.
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Having fun at the Ekiden Relay Marathon - Brussels Oct 2016
Last weekend I had a great run at the Ekiden Relay Marathon here in Brussels. This is a big event, which is more about team spirit than making a big fuss about speed. Teams of 6 can register, and each member runs 5K or 10K, and the last one abou... Read more
How tracking commuting rides helps me to bike more
A couple of months ago I started to use the app Bikecitizens.net to find good bike-friendly paths in the city. I also bought the silicon phone holder available in the apps store (15 Euro), which does a great job in holding the phone in a secure ... Read more
First edition of the BXL bakfiets parade! (Fete de Velo in Brussels)
There was a great day for biking in Brussels two week ago, Fete de Velo. We participated from morning to the late afternoon. It was such a great ambiance! Especially in the afternoon, the "BXL bakfiets parade" (family bike ride / cargo bike ride... Read more
Family cargo bike tests: Urban Arrow, Butchers and Bicycles, eBullit, Babboe
In short, cargo bikes are fantastic, I think they will become super popular. Anybody whom I know tries them, decided to buy them - we are no exception!
The other key learning that electric bikes make cycling more, and not less, they make li... Read more
Four years of maintenance - Three key lessons to be successful
Thanks for all the good wishes for the 4 year maintenance anniversary. It was unexpected, and really made my day!
For those who have the journey ahead, and for those who are just interested, I thought to share some of my key learning from m... Read more
10 days of meditation, silence and fasting - my experiences
From 30 Nov to 9 Dec 2015, I've spent 10 days in with meditation. The first time went to be in silence for a couple of days was when I was 20 years old, and since then, I try to go each year, for a week. I see myself more as a talkative and peop... Read more
What works and what doesn't - learning from the running experiment
After a month (and a bit more) of going for a run every day, I thought to share with you my learning. It might be useful for many others!
1. Running every day helped me to get back to the habit of doing sports in an easy way. T... Read more
The morning run experiment - can you support me?
I reflected what worked for me in the past, and what I could use from that in my new environment (see my previous blog post about Brussels). In a way not to reinvent the wheel, but to have enough new in it so it works.
One thing that worked... Read more
Restarting in Brussels - new habits for a new location
One of the key learning of the past months here in Brussels is that what worked for me in Austria, among the mountains, apple fields, pine trees, won't work in this busy town. I tried to keep on doing many of the exercise habits that I developed... Read more
Park de Bruxelles - finding my running habit
Living in Brussels, I'm still on the quest to re-establish my sports habits.
Running was so easy and fun Gleisdorf, Austria - 500 m from my door I was in some forest with pine trees, among the apple fields, or took my bike for as long as I ... Read more
Fitbit Surge short term review for SparkPeople users - Should you buy it?
After about two weeks of use, some thoughts about the Fitbit Surge.
If you were thinking about investing in the Fitbit Surge, especially if you are a regular Sparkpeople user, here's my advice.
In short, I find it as a great tool motiv... Read more
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My triple challenge for the supermarket
In my intent to load up our "fruit corner" for the week, yesterday I made an interesting triple challenge for myself in the supermarket.
1. Buy only fruits and vegetables, but then from that, as much as I want.
2. Use a shopping cart ins... Read more