Travel Theme; Transportation

I love cycling, and I love bicycles.  Here are some I’ve taken  on our travels, not all suitable for transportation!

Bike at sunset, Goa, India

Bike at sunset, Goa, India

The best way to explore the 105km golden beaches of Goa

The best way to explore the 105km golden beaches of Goa

This bike in Egypt looked a little worse for lack of use! Maybe they lost the key?

This bike in Egypt looked a little worse for lack of use! Maybe they lost the key?

My very first bike, I bought it for £30. It gave me independence, freedom, and got me all over Dublin from Killiney to Howth, (once on the same day!!). I finally won a bike in a competition that had 5 gears, but my classic gearless bike got me really fit!

My very first bike, I bought it for £30. It gave me independence, freedom, and got me all over Dublin from Killiney to Howth, (once on the same day!!). I finally won a bike in a competition that had 5 gears, but my classic gearless bike got me really fit!

Addendum

Another bike abroad, this time at the Rembrant Memorial in Amsterdam  C1995 🙂

At the Rembrandt Monument, Amsterdam  1995

At the Rembrandt Monument, Amsterdam 1995

To find out more about this weeks Travel Theme, hop over to ‘Where’s My Backpack?

This week’s Travel Theme is transportation

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About Barbara

Born in Dublin, living in London with Peter, my two daughters, Wilson our Spaniel & Woordow our Malshih (Shih Tzu-Maltese cross)
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21 Responses to Travel Theme; Transportation

  1. I love this. I want to look some more but I have to go to work now. I’ll be back.

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  2. Grannymar says:

    That last photo brings me back….

    I hope you don’t store it like this http://www.grannymar.com/blog/2008/07/04/art/

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  3. What a great collection of photos! I always loved my bicycles too – my first “banana seat” bike, then my first 3 speed bike with front as well as rear brakes. Not being used to front brakes I promptly launched myself over the handlebars but fortunately was young and resilient and bounced right back bruises, scrapes and all. One of the first big purchases with my first after college job was . . . a bike!

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    • Barbara says:

      It’s good to have bikes young! I was relatively old (last picture) when I got my first bike, and I learned the hard way about braking on ice, cycling in a long skirt, trying to kiss on bicycles, cycling with a pint glass in my hand, falling off with said paint glass still upright and not having spilled a drop…. and pulling the front brakes too hard!

      Luckily I grew up in Ireland so the roads were not as busy as here, especially at night, so I never got hit by anything!!

      I’m not so bouncy these days, but I probably don’t take so many risks either!!

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  4. Jo Bryant says:

    I love the Egyptian bike…and look at you all young and wide eyed

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    • Barbara says:

      Yes, I did wonder how long it had been there completely undisturbed. No tyres, no seat, but not vandalised at all. It could have been there decades. It almost blended into the background!

      Yes, so innocent! It looks a bit early in the morning for me. And the compulsory Dr Martens Boots 🙂

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  5. Leanne Cole says:

    Bikes have always been a major part of our home, when you walk in the front door you are greeted by 7 bikes.

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  6. Maxi says:

    Love your classic bike, Barbara. You can carry books or whatever on the back.
    Blessings ~ Maxi

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