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Thursday, March 10, 2005

a Dutchman without a bike is like a fish without water!

This is priceless!

As you may well know, our own Redlight (Roodlicht in Dutch) is in fact wooden shoe wearing tulip sniffer direct from the friendly underwater world of Holland. It is this fact that has brought hours of ruthless teasing from all Banshees. Furthermore, his Dutch pride has made me hyper sensitive to anything Dutch and notice even the smallest bit of info related to Holland.

With this in mind, I nearly split my sides laughing at the latest Holland board of Tourism creation, "Holland, It'll stay with you!" Hah! So will the Clap. This is Vegas style promotion at best.

My curiosity piqued, I had to look further. Holland touts itself as a cyclists paradise. In fact, the title above "a Dutchman without a bike is like a fish without water!" is from their website. What was even more fun was the following detail about cycling in Holland:

The Official Holland Site - Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions (NBTC): "Another important aspect is that Holland is generally flat with only an occasional hill "

No wonder Fabio rocks Redlight up Deer Creek canyon. Redlight just doesn't have the experience in hill climbing!..... but I'm sure he is a menace on water skis.

I have to stop, I'm laughing so hard the tears have clouded my eyes so that I can't see the screen................

3 Comments:

At March 11, 2005 7:50 PM, Blogger Redlight said...

Hee, ouwe zeikstraal, wat zit je toch dom te lullen. Je begrijpt er weer geen klote van.

So why do I kill you on Deer Creek? No hills in California?

 
At March 14, 2005 4:43 PM, Blogger RideTrek said...

Hey Redlight, what versnelling do you use up Deer Creek?

Here's the Dutch cycling glossary so we can spreek het Nederlands aan Roodlicht.

http://www.holland.com/global/discover/active/cycling/geninfo/glossary.html

Also, you must play with the English to Dutch translator on this site.

http://www.worldlingo.com/en/products_services/worldlingo_translator.html

Because, everyone needs to know how to say "kiss my ass" in Dutch (kus mijn ezel).

 
At March 14, 2005 4:46 PM, Blogger RideTrek said...

Of course, the translator doesn't always work. This is what it translated Redlight's putdown as (Dutch to English):

"Hee, ouwe zeikstraal, what sits talk bullshit you nevertheless stupidly. You understand of it none klote."

 

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