Why it’s a good idea to have a multi-gear bike around here: this road is so steep that it has a handrail for pedestrians to use while they climb the hill. It’s also the bike route through this town. Unfortunately the designer thought cycling meant pootling about on a Sunday afternoon, the route is pretty but horrendously indirect.

There’s no way I’d ride the Bakfiets up this hill. Mind you, there’s no way I can get the Bakfiets this far, there are much bigger hills between here and home.

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