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Around the Markermeer by bicycle

Tips to prepare, to endure and to enjoy long distance cycling

May 29, 2019 -

This week I took my bike for a long distance (211KM) ride around the Dutch Markermeer, solo! Unlike participating in an organised event with service, support and company along the way, going solo requires a different preparation, mindset and planning. Read along for some practical tips for long distance cycling.

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Encountering an unexpected road block, about half way on the Houtribdijk
Encountering an unexpected road block, about half way on the Houtribdijk
Just you and the road ahead (Zeedijk near Marken)
Just you and the road ahead (Zeedijk near Marken)
Cycling underneath a tall ship!
Cycling underneath a tall ship!
Bring food that has a high energy level due to sugar, not fat!
Bring food that has a high energy level due to sugar, not fat!
Around the Markermeer, through the former Dutch
Around the Markermeer, through the former Dutch "Zuider Zee"
Me and my bike on the Houtribdijk! Not in the way I imagined!
Me and my bike on the Houtribdijk! Not in the way I imagined!

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