The Example Comes From Above

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  1. Sunflogun

    Sunflogun Member

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    Check out the Dutch PM coming to work riding the bike. ;)

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  2. JoanMcWench

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    I'll be more impressed if no one can enter unless on an adorable bicycle. :D
     
  3. Sunflogun

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    You are being too demanding now Joan, I mean, he is the prime minister, so he's giving a great example. ;)
     
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    I thought that was normal over there. I probably watch too much tv.
     
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    Cycling is normal. The leader of the government riding to work on one, unescorted by a shitload of security, not so much. Maybe in a place like Holland, yeah, but you'd never see Merkel or Ollande doing it in Germany or Franco.

    Putin? He'd ride to work on a Siberian tiger. Bareback.
     
  6. DancingLady

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    That is so cool! What a great way to encourage reducing traffic, emissions, and promoting physical fitness. Big thumbs up from me
     
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    and smegma!
     
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    That's awesome, so much respect to this man.
     
  9. Sunflogun

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    So true, even if it's normal to ride the bike, the prime minister doing it alone tells a lot about the nature of the country.
     
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    This is awesome, you will never see something like this where I am from.
     
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  12. DancingLady

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    Same here, security is too much of an issue, understandably though. I would not expect our leaders to put themselves in what would be a risky situation here.
     
  13. Sunflogun

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    Not bad, giving the example as well. In many countries the Prime ministers are just too lazy to ride the bike, a bad example really.
     
  14. Damien Lee

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    Yes, I have tremendous respect for the Dutch government. They are a progressive lot that know how to run an advanced economy, while giving a good example by some of their MPs by riding to parliament on a bicycle. Cycling has always been popular in the Netherlands, but this will only popularize bike riding further.
     
  15. SirJoe

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    Every once in a while you have heads of state promoting themselves this way, I doubt that this is normal. After all they are at risk like any other leader.
     
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