No caption to offer yet, sorry… but does anybody know when this was taken?
Original tweet from Dutch PM here.
English translation here.
“So that’s what this newfangled craze is”
I nominate Kent Lundberg’s caption from Twitter. Key: “do you know the economic benefits of motorways?”
Haha I like this one
This is the cheapest BMW I’ve ever seen!
Key on the hunt for the local Automobile Association headquarters…
Smit shows Key how to not indicate a move to the left.
A bit underdressed? What are that dress code again? – lycra or a suit?
Smit: No John that doesn’t make any sense. Helmut is a boy’s name here in Holland. All Helmuts should ride bikes, but you can ride your bike without a Helmut.
“What about helmets?”
“Helmut? He’s right here.”
Yeah – bit like the interweb thingy. It’ll never catch on.
Hey where’s all my security gone? Whaddaya mean I don’t need them here?
Let me tell you about RONS.
“Trucks are better”
“In New Zealand we spend all our money on roads.”
“All of it?!”
“All of it.”
“…I think I’m having a heart attack.”
“….. don’t you think this would the perfect spot for a flyover?”
“what kind of bike would a woodwork teacher ride?”
I think that one breaches the rude guideline Bryce.
But obviously one with a super strong frame.
Not subtle enough? 🙂
“In New Zealand we are very pro public transport, we give it the highest priority over any other mode”
“Dressing UP to cycle – who’d have thought?”
“If we widened this road we could fit an expressway down here, who needs all these dangerous old buildings”
“So what kind of high visibility clothing do you recommend?”
“High viz? You mean, like those things people wear in dangerous environments?”
“Hey, It’s great that you invite me for a cycle on your National Cycleway!”
“Cycleway? This is our main street.”
Key: “Yeah, but cars go brum!” Smit: “I’ll just be going over here for a while…”
“People were always going on about how great cycling was but I didn’t think about it at all till I met this millionaire on the beach…”
Perhaps the PM will realise you don’t need a plastic hat to cycle after this experience and will whip through an order in council repealing our helmet law the same as they passed the law without proper consultation in 1994.
Have you considered introducing a helmet law …
Not a caption, but is Key on a tandem bike??
Um, no? See the 4 wheels?
I was pumped about becoming a member until you explained that UNSC stands for United Netherlands Society of Cycling
John: Why does my head look mismatched from my body and appear slightly too large?
Peter: Hand on heart, you’ve been photoshopped.
“I never believed that commuting by bike could be real, I always thought it was a story made up by crazy cycling enthusiasts who are blind to the economic benefits of more roads for motorists”
“Why are you red, Prime Minister?”
“I’m not. Why are you sweating?”
I’m gonna show Labour and the Greens who’s really on top of this economic cycle…
But the last sign said turn right at Paeroa…
bacana e criativo !!
Smit: Do you cycle in New Zealand John?
Key: Yeah, Nah, not really, only if I can rip up a railway line to do it. Besides, mowing down cyclists is almost as popular as running over our kids in driveways
I’m tried to listen but I could not hear as I was too far to the right.
“Where do I put the petrol in one of these things?”
“Please don’t tell Gerry about this.”
“Well um, ackshully, I think you’ll discover people prefer cars.”
In my country this is illegal
“My assistant is Hertz van Rental”
Definitely the winner. What’s the prize?
This doesn’t happen in my country and I don’t think they want it either so course I don’t give it any funding
Three more years of National? Onya bike, Johnny!
Key back-pedals on transport policy.
Actually Prime Minister, when I said try spinning, I didnt mean move to to the right, smile, and talk about how relaxed you are.
Spot the guy who thinks cycling is only for recreation…..
Bit sad really isn’t it, he clearly changed clothes and put on running shoes when he was told he’d go for a bike ride.
Sorry Gerry couldn’t keep up with the peloton.
I’m crossing my heart John, those guys in suits behind us are NOT Mormons.