Henky's Story: An E-bike, a Scenic City, and a Plate of Sardines
"Urtopia ebike is my passport to see new sights.”
Beams Henky R., our Urtopia ambassador from Cologne, Germany. He's all about showing locals the Urtopia e-bike. living in a city with two thousand years of history, home to world-renowned landmarks like the Catholic Cologne Cathedral and a plethora of cultural and artistic hubs - could there be a more scenic spectacle for Henky? You see, Henky has a thing for pedaling his Urtopia through the city, eyes wide open for the best views. He loves to snap pictures of his Urtopia, perfectly posed against gorgeous landscapes. And this is his story.
Capturing the Aesthetic Blend of Urtopia ebike and Landscape
Henky finds that breathtaking views never fail to ignite his inspiration, driving his love for nature photography. He might not be a pro behind the lens, but his lively snapshots capture the cultural essence of Cologne and its surroundings. It's his way of chasing beauty. We're always struck by the images he posts on social media, showing Urtopia against different backdrops. "Our ebike has visited such amazing places," we often exclaim, proudly displaying these photos on our office walls to commemorate Urtopia's many scenic adventures. Henky delights in sharing his creations and stories, with poetic, vivid descriptions that make his cycling escapades come to life.
Longing for an E-Bike, then Urtopia appeared
He is a cherished Urtopian since our brand's birth, was curious about his friends' electric mountain bikes. Henky longed for an ebike of his own - his very first. Urtopia's online ads instantly captured his heart. Though hesitant about our Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, fearing a scam, he said, "My brain told me 'No', but the design screamed 'Yes'." His eyes locked onto the design, and he confidently picked 'Yes'. Perhaps his art studies in Belgium cultivated his appreciation for finding a vehicle that aligned with his aesthetic sense. And so, Urtopia became his first ebike. The unique design, weight, and assistance not only made it easy to carry but also let him feel the excitement of speeding, as if he'd shed years, enabling him to focus on the beauty around him.
"15kg Urtopia ebike is my answer.”
Inspiring More People to Pedal with Urtopia
Last year, this travel-loving friend became an Urtopia ambassador. Eager to share his passion, he signed up instantly to help more people discover the joy of riding our Urtopia e-bike. Henky believe that the world is chock-full of stunning landscapes that are just waiting to be discovered by bike.
"What could be more rewarding than inspiring more people to adore riding Urtopia?”
Post-ambassadorship, Henky's been all heart, cheerleading Urtopia ebike test rides. An expert at yarn-spinning, he's a fan of sharing his ebike adventures - from scenic Rhine rides to surprising food finds. Life-lover Henky's our resident Urtopia enthusiast and we're stoked to have him! If you're in Cologne and curious about the Urtopia carbon ebike, swing by for a chat and let Henky paint you a picture of Urtopia's wonders.
We're always thrilled to share the colorful riding experiences Henky brings to us. His charming tales, rich in engaging tones, draw you into the Urtopia world. We've even titled this lovely story, 'E-bike Adventures, Scenic City Sights, and a Plate of Sardines.'
Let’s feel the vibe.
"The other day on a bright sunny day I felt free and weightless as I rode through Cologne city centre on my lightweight 15 kg Urtopia carbon bike with detachable battery and magnetic torque sensor for pedal assistance. I decided to ride along the Rhine towards Bonn and take the little crocodile Rhine ferry on the right bank of the Rhine from my district to Zündorf - an unforgettable adventure with breathtaking views of the river.
On my way, I discovered the hidden gem of the Hyatt Garden Café on the Rhine Boulevard steps. I took a break and enjoyed a delicious drink amidst an idyllic setting overlooking Cologne Cathedral. The moment was so relaxing and happy that I decided to take the rest of the day slowly and enjoy every moment.
I loved the freedom that cycling offered me in the beautiful city on the Rhine. No traffic jams, no hustle and bustle, no delays - just me and the open cycle paths. The feeling of lightness and freedom I experienced was indescribable. Two days later, during my ride, I discovered the little Italian restaurant I had heard about for a long time. The smell of charcoal and fish enveloped me and I knew I had found just the thing. I ordered a delicious portion of grilled sardines, so tender and mild in taste, accompanied by a refreshing Aperol Spritz.
During my tour, a rain shower came unexpectedly. But that couldn't stop me - I decided to take the underground to escape the weather. The sound of the rain and the warm atmosphere on the train were a welcome change. After the shower passed, I continued my tour, enjoying the view on the way home as I passed the fire station.”
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