|The De Riekermolen windmill with its "fantail" in clear view (see below)|
(Note added May 6, 2012: In retrospect, as I look more closely at a map of the surrounding area I observe that my hotel is very close to the North Sea, only about 20 miles, that I really should have done a ride over there -- all the more reason to go back.)
The weather at 9 am was cold and windy with heavily overcast skies. After a few minutes in that wind I began to think I'd better head back to my hotel room for warmer clothes. I was again wearing a polypro hat and cotton gloves along with my old wind-proof jacket and long johns under my shorts but I had this nice wool shirt in my bag that I wanted. I talked myself into going on and after a half hour or so I was feeling fine. All you need is a bit of activity to stay warm and biking easily provides that. And I will admit to enjoying the feel of the crisp spring air after all those months in tropical Thailand.
|De 1200 Roe windmill and a typical Amsterdam bike path|
|My bike and I visiting Sloterpark|
|De 1100 Roe windmill|
|Molen van Sloten|
As for me, I ate indoors ^_^
Here's the route I took.
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Tomorrow I'll leave Amsterdam to hop over the Atlantic to Buffalo. I'll enjoy visiting family for the next few weeks but I'll miss Amsterdam. This is a city I could certainly enjoy living in for a month or two. Maybe someday I will ....