Mirror View

An inquisitive curiosity led me to ask people I know about their view on particular subjects. It’s called ‘Mirror View’ because it’s not an interview, as I give my view on each question too. I find it interesting to see the difference in perceiving.

This idea arose from a friend of mine I’ve never actually seen, Heike. She interviewed me some time ago, as she did with several other solo female cyclists. She made a beautiful portrait of each of us. The spark to start questioning came when I met a motorcyclist in Paraguay; and I saw the huge differences in transport.

Yves, for 9 years in the saddle. I asked Yves about the differences between a man and a woman riding solo in Iran.

Heike, for 3.5  years continuous on the road. I asked Heike about her comfort zone, how likely is this after so many years non-stop on the road?

Koen, has ridden through 35 countries and is currently on a grand tour. I asked Koen about fear. Because leaving a job and a house behind is not without fears I imagine.

Gerry, cycle touring since her 18th with a turtle-symbol around her neck. I talk with her about slow cycling.