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Around the World in 70 years

Welcome to the new “OLD MAN ON A BICYCLE” website


As most of my friends and family already know, I have been living mostly on the road for the last 10 years or so, traveling not only by bicycle, but always taking my bicycle with me. In the last five years I have been traveling by bicycle in North America, South East Asia and Northern Europe. There have also been quite a few train rides, the occasional bus (only when necessary), some rides on pick-up trucks, a number of long distance air journeys, but the bicycle has most of the time been very close by.

As for the title of this post, I turned 70 in June of 2018, and traveled to my home town of Oldenburg, Germany in late 2017. It was actually the first time I have been to my home town in 60 years, but I have been traveling West for 60 years (with many back and forths and zig-zags), but finally managed to circumnavigate the globe.

My bicycle in the town of Ofenerfeld, just outside of the city of Oldenburg. My bicycle in this yard which I played in many times in my childhood. My family lived and operated a Gasthaus (a Pub, Restaurant, hotel, etc) just a short walk from this house for over 100 years, it stopped operating a while back though and only the memories are left. This house is now a museum to our old friend Heinrich Kunst, a well known stage and film actor in the Plat Deutsch (Old German) dialect of this region.

To be continued ……….. this story is not finished, this is just a place holder ….

Bicycle touring with an iPhone.

About a month ago I started to seriously look for a new handlebar mount for my iPhone. I bought one last year, but it was too heavy and clunky. A bicycle is not a car or even a motorcycle, it needs something strong, but as small and light as possible.

I already had a GoPro type of handlebar mount that I had bought in Germany last year, but I was missing the part that held the phone, either on that mount or a tripod.

After searching every phone and camera shop in Chiang Mai and Bangkok, I finally narrowed it down to a cheap four armed claw type device and a very slick small clamp with a tripod mount from Manfrotto, an Italian tripod and lighting stand company, that is familiar to all serious photographers.

The final mount that I am now using was made out of the iPhone tripod clamp from Manfrotto, a GoPro type mount adapter from Rollie (German camera manufacturer), and a well designed Velcro and plastic handlebar mount made by SP, that I also bought in Germany.

By: George Lienemann (aka George Mann Photo) – george@dpmac.com