Category: cycling

Anonymous: Hey Tjap Tjoy!

I was walking down the Haarlemmerweg with my sister and husband, when a guy bikes away from his group of Indian friends and yells “Hey Tjap Tjoy!” (Chop Suey) to me. The guy doesn’t even notice when I yell things back at him and continues biking.

“Ik hoef voor hem niet altijd blij te zijn”

Ik liep van de trein station naar mijn fiets, had een beetje haast, en geen zin om met onbekenden mensen te praten. En man liep langs en zei best hard, maar gericht op mij, “Wauw, sommige mensen lopen gewoon rond met mooie glimlachen altijd, nou zeg!” Ik loop niet rond voor dit man, en ik … Continued

Alexis’ story: Calling me names

I was biking home and while I was on the Noordzeeweg, which is a bike path next to a highway, with high walls, I was surprised by a loud shouting man who was calling me names. I was the only other person on that road and it was getting darker, so obviously I felt intimidated. … Continued