At the Leiden Saturday market, I spotted a few standouts in bicycle decoration and bicycle shenanigans.
The first bicycle to catch my eye, (on the way, past hundreds of boring old omafiets paint jobs) was a green grinch themed frame... It's soft, fluffy and green.
Why would someone do this you ask?
Well, why not?
Later, a young woman (Marian, I did ask) walked a zebra motif omafiets past me. I followed behind and awkwardly caught her attention. She was very kind and posed for me with her bicycle. It's different than the other zebra omafiets so now there are two in town. How many zebras in a harem?
On my way back home, I managed to make a video of a bike rack passenger pulling some luggage behind the bicycle. Always a favorite.
There's also some general traffic madness that happens on the Breestraat every Saturday when they close it to private cars.
Below, scofflaws! Both cyclists and pedestrians alike take the traffic signals as "suggestions" and I venture to think this is okay. It all works out, people travelling with the same relative mass and speed are not such a danger to each other... and the buses are driven by professional with immense amounts of experience and patience.