When I first moseyed off the train in Groningen and began the mile walk to my hotel, I remember laughing often as I looked around in little boy amazement. For years I had pictured how the world of Groningen would appear and this was the first time in my life where reality exceeded imagination. It really is bicycling nirvana. It's like the board game Candyland with bikes instead of sweets. Or maybe better yet: Willy Wonka & The Bicycle Factory.
I'm 46 and I've never been to Disneyworld, but I kinda felt like I had wished upon a star.
Okay seriously - schmaltz aside - I can't accurately convey the profound joy and silly warmth that I couldn't hide over my three days . In fact, I've been a little overly-concerned the Streetfilm I've been working on will not visually do the city justice. Since many of you have inquired how editing has been going, I wanted to give you a small bit of what I was surrounded by. So here's a short montage tease lifted from my current 15 minute rough cut.