Photo: Björn Lexius

VLDT riding in Hamburg

Photo: Björn Lexius

A few days ago I received a message by Suryan of Velodeath, telling me he got my contact from a friend in London and asking if I would be into showing him and two friends around Hamburg. Sure I was. The three guys travelling are part of the Velodeath pack, a fixed gear collective from Brazil. Part of the European tour 2013 are Jean from Sao Paulo, Douglas from Porto Alegre and Suryan from Rio de Janeiro. All of them are working as messengers in their cities.
A couple of days later they arrived in Hamburg and David, a friend of mine, and I picked them up to ride the city together. When we found out all of us were vegans, a couple of destinations had to be set, you’ll see. Enjoy the photo essay.

Meeting the guys.

Meeting the guys.

Look at that stormtrooper.

Look at that stormtrooper.

Locking bikes to get vegan ice cream at Die Eisbande

Locking bikes to get vegan ice cream at Die Eisbande

VEGAN ICE CREAM!!!

VEGAN ICE CREAM!!!

Vegan oreo ice cream? We have to take photos of that.

Vegan oreo ice cream? We have to take photos of that.

Douglas looks very happy and pleased after enjoying that ice cream.

Douglas looks very happy and pleased after enjoying that ice cream.

A pack of bikes in front of the Suicycle bike shop.

A pack of bikes in front of the Suicycle bike shop.

Checkin out Suicycle bike shop in St. Pauli, Hamburg

Checkin’ out Suicycle bike shop in St. Pauli, Hamburg

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David (Hamburg), Douglas (Porto Alegre), Jean (Sao Paulo) and Suryan (Rio de Janeiro) riding together in the Hafencity.

David (Hamburg), Douglas (Port Allegre), Jean (Sao Paolo) and Suryan (Rio de Janeiro) riding together in the Hafencity.

David ridin' towards the Freihafen.

David ridin’ towards the Freihafen.

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David doin'... something.

David doin’… something.

VELODEATH riding Hamburg

Hamburg harbour

Hamburg harbour

Enjoying the view across the harbour from top of the DOCKLANDS.

Enjoying the view across the harbour from top of the DOCKLANDS.

What was I thinking? Taking guys from Rio de Janeiro to a German beach???

What was I thinking? Taking guys from Rio de Janeiro to a German beach???

Jean enjoyed the visit at the VEGANZ supermarket.

Jean enjoyed the visit at the VEGANZ supermarket.

Feeding.

Feeding.

Suryan chilling after enjoying lots of tasty vegan food.

Suryan chilling after enjoying lots of tasty vegan food.

Stretching after a day of riding

Stretching after a day of riding

Douglas racing past the infamous Gängeviertel, a place where artists squatted listed houses and by that saved them from being knocked down.

Douglas racing past the infamous Gängeviertel, a place where artists squatted listed houses and by that saved them from being knocked down.

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