We have had a beautiful first week in the Netherlands!
While waiting to hear back from the landlord about the apartment, we built the tandem and took it for a spin. Every path we ride on is the most beautiful bike path we have ever seen, and then we make a turn and go down another one! I don’t think it’s possible to make a wrong turn here.
We are officially here now that we have our Dutch bikes!
For the past week we have felt very out of place walking everywhere, while we see everyone else wiz by on their bikes. We finally had time to go and buy some used commuting bikes. We went to the three used bike shops in Nijmegen, each twice (which is a lot of walking!) and tested out quit a lot of used bikes. We are very happy with our final choices. It felt so nice riding back home on them!
Abe’s bike is really special and says ‘Have a nice day … Be a Good Sport’
Watch a video of Katy on her Gazelle
It was a beautifully warm, sunny Saturday, and Rosa and Maurits took us on a lovely bike around outside of Nijmegen. We cycled through fields, on dikes, and even into Germany for a moment. We stopped at a restaurant along the river that served us sweet, fizzy iced tea.
We left Scotts Valley with 7 suitcases filled with clothes, a bike and a tandem, and arrived in Nijmegen 16 hours later with 6 suitcases and only half a tandem! It was probably good one bag went missing, as we barely fit all of the luggage into Maurits’s pretty large car.
We are really excited to be here!