New York, New York

RWM Blog #3   ‘New York, New York!’ I wrote in my diary. ‘It’s 4 am and I just rode really hard on my bike along the Hudson River.’ This is over 10 years ago. But I still remember the feeling of freedom when I got my Panasonic blue racing bike. The smell of the river on a hot summer night, the constant buzz and flickering lights of the city – slightly sticky from the biking and high on the Read More

Ride with me Granny!

RWM Blog #1 – note to self. I will write with my grandmother, ‘oma’, in mind, whom I was very fond of, and who died in 2007 (this is an artwork I made as a memory).   Oma was strong and curious, a beautiful old lady, sharp and always open to learn and listen. She was from a different time, modest, sober, with good manners. She loved her routines, she walked in the woods or dunes every morning, drank her Read More

Ride with me Berlin

For me, Berlin came after I came back from New York. It had never really attracted me, unlike my Amsterdam friends who studied history. They were the early adaptors. But I have a very dear friend called Lulu, whom I met in San Francisco in 1999! And after an ended relationship, in 2006, I felt like I needed to get out and go some place new. And so I decided to visit Lulu in Berlin for a weekend. It was Winter, Read More