I finally did it!
So what did I finally do? I went out and bought myself a bike. In fact, I bought two, one for me and one for my son. His has a few gears, not that he needs them on this flat terrain, so it's not a traditional Dutch 'omafiets'.
Mine, however, is.
It's not quite as mouth-watering as the mountain bike I had in Cape Town but it feels right having an 'omafiets' here in Amsterdam even if not having brakes on the handlebars feels very weird.
The weather promises to be very good tomorrow so we'll probably go for this ride.
Here she is, parked outside my front door. Such serenity, don't you think?