The Open Road: Daniel Herter

Boosted riders have a way of capturing where they live from a particular point of view. Daniel Herter is an EV enthusiast living in the middle of one of the most bike-able (and beautiful) cities in the world. This is his open road. 

Where do you live? Where are you from? Tell us what you love most about your community. 

I was born and raised in Amsterdam. The most beautiful city in the world. 

What’s your favorite thing about your Boosted board? (Which one do you ride?) What did you use or ride before your Boosted board and how has your day changed?

I ride a Boosted Stealth. In Amsterdam, every Amsterdammer learns how to ride a bicycle almost before they can walk. We live in a bike city. But since I got my Stealth I almost never ride my bicycle because riding my Boosted board is just way too much fun. 

What are your favorite places to visit on your board where you live?

I like riding my board to the North of Amsterdam. It’s a nice ride for on a sunny Sunday morning. 

Describe your favorite ride and what you see along the way?

My favorite ride is the Amsterdam canals around midnight. Riding my board through an empty and quiet Amsterdam centre feels like meditating. 

What type of camera did you use to capture this content?

I used a RED Epic with sigma primes. 

What are you listening to now? Spotify Top 10?

A top 10? That’s extremely hard. I listen to so many different genres and artists—from rock to hip-hop and electronic. From old to new music. It really depends on my mood which makes it hard to pin down a top 10. Lately, I’m listening to this playlist I made with a lot of laid back tunes: 

What are you reading now? What are your favorite websites or favorite places to visit on the internet? 

I’m a huge Murakami fan. I’m reading his book Kafka on the Shore for the second time, and I’m into Jimmy Nelson and his new book, Homage to Humanity. I love blogs like nofilmschool.com and searching Vimeo for new gems. 

What are your daily routines/habits, how do they keep you motivated or on track? 

Being a director I have a very inconsistent life. Sometimes I work for 20 days straight on set or writing and editing at home. Then there will be a week when I have a lot of free time.  I love those irregularities. I’m not the type to have a 9-to-5 job.   

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