Bizarre Bicycles

Far out, man.

Far out, man.

I recently wrote about the many cute, colourful, flower-adorned bicycles that have made an appearance in the summertime.

Shortly after making that post, I was in Amsterdam one day sitting at the window seat in a café when a woman pulled up and parked this crazy-ass bicycle right in front of me. As soon as she went in to buy her coffee, I ran out to take a picture to document the weirdness.

This one has to take the take for far-out bicycle adornment. I mean, what on earth are those things?! Orange shrimp? Am I missing something?

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About Home Strange Home

I first left the US in 1999, when I was 18 years old. Since then, I’ve spent 13 years living abroad - 3 in Canada, 7 in Europe, and 3 in Africa. Now I've finally returned to the US on a one-way plane ticket. I arrived home in late January 2014 and set foot in the US for the first time in nearly 2.5 years. In Home Strange Home, I blog about the ups and downs of my re-acculturation experience.
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2 Responses to Bizarre Bicycles

  1. Paul Beers says:

    Hi there,

    I accidently stumbled across your blog through a google search, but absolutely love reading it as a Dutch person :).

    The orange/blue/white/red things on the bike are ‘wuppies’, a promotional article from the Albert Heijn which was giving out during last world cup for every 5 or 10 euro spent there.

    Here’s one of the advertisements for them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKhfO3FGors

    Keep on writing about all our strange habits :)!

  2. Yvette says:

    Hmm, in this case the orange/blue things are ‘beestjes/beesies’ not wuppies. Wuppies are the round fluffy balls, not the wurm like things. But it is great to read this blog as a dutch person. I imagine how strange our habits can be.

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