all about bicycling in the Netherlands
The Dutch are known for doing just about anything while they ride their bikes. Talking in their mobile phones or even texting can be seen a lot. But this is different!
It was the hottest day of the year so far, Saturday 18th of August, and after a day at the city beach a guy suddenly realizes that he is still bare chested and town is approaching. It seems only appropriate to put on a shirt. Stopping to do that would of course be the intelligent thing to do, but that is not an option for this guy. He puts on his shirt while he is riding his bike. It is helpful that there is no other traffic than bicycles on this cycle path, and he must have been riding a bike all his life, but still, it really is not the smartest thing to do… so don’t try this at home people!
With temperatures of 34 degrees celsius (or 93.2F) many Dutch cycled to the beach. This guy forgot to put his shirt back on, but that wasn’t a problem…
Notice how he takes off his sun glasses to put on the shirt, and how he uses the handle bars to hold his back pack. Now if only that left arm would’ve slipped in earlier it would have been particularly well done. But you can’t have it all. At least in the end the backpack gets back where it belongs, so do the sun glasses and after a quick hair check he is ready to enter town!
As one of the YouTube commenters points out: it would’ve been quicker and safer to have stopped to do this. But cycling in the Netherlands is so relaxed and safe that he never even thought about doing that. This was probably just a spontaneous action.