Rain water management in western Netherlands is vital.

Rain sensors to adjust bike signals before it rains

March 28, 2017 Hansonthebike 0

Although it doesn’t rain that often when I want to bike, I do try to plan around a rain shower if possible when there is even a threat of rain. One of my best sources is the weather radar at the Environment Canada website. By estimating the speed of the incoming rain from the 7 images displayed, I can usually [Read more…]

Dutch pea soup is easy to make with these vegetables

Pea soup after a day in the snow

March 22, 2017 Hansonthebike 1

Easy peasy pea soup Nothing beats a hearty, warm bowl of Dutch pea soup after a long ski. A few times over the winter, we make a big pot which we enjoy over a number of days. Pea soup is one of those comfort foods that are filling, easy to make and easy to freeze and heat up in the microwave later [Read more…]

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The Battle of the Bike Share Behemoths

March 9, 2017 Hansonthebike 4

Bike share might be slow in taking off in in Ottawa, but in other parts of the world it is serious business. There is currently a bit of showdown happening in China between the two main bike share behemoths in the bike share world: Ofo and Mobike. Ofo The two largest Chinese bike share companies are looking to expand. Ofo just [Read more…]