I’m going to be in Amsterdam on Saturday November 18 with some time to spare. Wondering if there are any local riders that are both A) intersted in some sort of a ride, and B) possessing of an extra unicycle I could borrow.
I’d love to hook up for a ride, but my trip is business, and I don’t have the leeway of being able to pack along a uni. If no extra unis are available, I would always be willing to substitute having a few pints in place of a ride, in the interest of meeting some forum members face-to-face.
I’m here. Ina probably to.
I have a 20" with a 30 cm seatpost you could use (unless it’s wet, as it has a wheel with 34 led lights in the rim).
Dunno what I’ll be doing that day. Possible I’ll be practising something unique at a special facillity (a company that probably wants me to remain silent about it for a while).
If not I glady come out to ride, but… the weather is pretty cold and wet already (as it’s november).
I don’t drink beer, but I gladly drink a Cherry Coke with you somewhere.
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Hey Tom, I’m not a local to Amsterdam, it’s about an hour drive from where I live. Not that that is a problem but I have no idea about the best spots to ride there. I recently sold my spare muni which leaves me without any “doubles”, except that I have two 29’ers of which one is a Schlumpf. But then again I hardly have fellow riders for touring; maybe Walter would want to join. How much time do you have anyway?
We discussed it on the dutch forum, ehm, timing sucks because it’s on a Saturday, and most people have to work on Saturdays, seeing as most unicyclists are teenagers. Also, bringing a spare uni via train is horrible, hope you still find people to ride with!
Hi Klass. In terms of time, I have about a half day I could devote to riding, then need to spend some time sampling local fare and checking out the Van Gogh Museum. I’m thinking 29ers might be perfect for tooling around the city, just based on the basic info at this link. I’d be much more inclined to riding around the city and seeing some things, stopping at points of interest, versus muni or anything else.
Dustin: thanks for checking with the local forum. I remember that whole thing about having to work on Saturday. I’m looking forward to having this one off to relax in such an excellent city. My first time there, so I’m quite psyched.
Sounds like a nice way to explore the city! But not with me as a guide, I suck at finding my way around there. If one of the Amsterdammers would be willing to guide (on a uni of course), I might come along. Leo, John, François or Sybren come to mind as possible guides. None of those is a teenager either.
Okay, time to resurrect this thread. The ride didn’t happen last time, but I will be over in Amsterdam again shortly. I have a free day in the city on Saturday, September 15. This time, I will be able to pack along a 29" road uni, so as not to be a uni-less burden on any locals that might want to ride. I’d be interested in some riding in the city, with a little tourist action thrown in if possible. Ideally morning to mid-day, so I can spend the afternoon enjoying some of the famous coffee in the local cafes. But afternoon would work too.