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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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Smiling at the Markermeer
Smiling at the Markermeer
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!
Looking over the Markermeer at the (former) island of Marken
Looking over the Markermeer at the (former) island of Marken
Heart rates during the day and night of my long distance ride
Heart rates during the day and night of my long distance ride
Speed (blue) en effort (red, heart rates) around the Markermeer through strong winds (6 beaufort, 39-49KM/h)
Speed (blue) en effort (red, heart rates) around the Markermeer through strong winds (6 beaufort, 39-49KM/h)
Oostvaardersplassen near Lelystad
Oostvaardersplassen near Lelystad

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