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How am I gonna get the kids home in the rain? Problem solved.

How am I gonna get the kids home in the rain? Problem solved.

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With the luck of the Irish. Answering: How am I gonna get this stuff home?

With the luck of the Irish. Answering: How am I gonna get this stuff home?

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Plenty of (covered) parking here at the Stam Museum in Ghent.

Plenty of (covered) parking here at the Stam Museum in Ghent.

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Ghent streetscape. To the left of the frame, sidewalk. To the right of the frame, tram tracks, bus lanes. The clearly defined infrastructure here isn’t uniform across the city, but there are pockets of what I find to be most user-friendly (and welcome to the visiting cyclist). Note the red bike lanes reserved for bikes; no motorized scooters.

Ghent streetscape. To the left of the frame, sidewalk. To the right of the frame, tram tracks, bus lanes. The clearly defined infrastructure here isn’t uniform across the city, but there are pockets of what I find to be most user-friendly (and welcome to the visiting cyclist). Note the red bike lanes reserved for bikes; no motorized scooters.

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In a box. Answering the question: How am I gonna get this stuff home?

In a box. Answering the question: How am I gonna get this stuff home?

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With ruffles. Answering the question: How am I gonna get this stuff home?

With ruffles. Answering the question: How am I gonna get this stuff home?

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Polka-dotted panniers. Answering the question: How am I gonna get this stuff home?

Polka-dotted panniers. Answering the question: How am I gonna get this stuff home?

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…and here’s why you might want to paint your bike a vivid pink, or hi-viz orange, or neon green. And this isn’t the half of what’s parked at Dampoort station here in Ghent. Happy hunting.

…and here’s why you might want to paint your bike a vivid pink, or hi-viz orange, or neon green. And this isn’t the half of what’s parked at Dampoort station here in Ghent. Happy hunting.

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Looks like someone took advantage of the Nieuw!SprayPaint idea on sale at Opipoos. Or is a @giroditalia fan. #giroditalia #bikes #pink

Looks like someone took advantage of the Nieuw!SprayPaint idea on sale at Opipoos. Or is a @giroditalia fan. #giroditalia #bikes #pink

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Tired of the same old bike color? Can’t find your bike in the tangle of beaters outside St Pieter’s Station in Ghent?  Now there’s new bike in a can!

Tired of the same old bike color? Can’t find your bike in the tangle of beaters outside St Pieter’s Station in Ghent? Now there’s new bike in a can!