In the Dutch climate it’s important to protect your saddle (and your clothes, if the bike is parked outside as is common in the cities). So many people use a saddle cover, often improvised from a plastic shopping bag – sometimes carefully chosen for color coordination with the bike or accessories (note the branding on the tube).
This one was shot in Groningen. Here’s another shopping-bag cover, from Amsterdam: Saddle cover in the snow.
Taken in Groningen, Netherlands 2006
Camera: Fuji Finepix F30
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