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Around the Markermeer by bike

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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Heart rates during the day and night of my long distance ride
Heart rates during the day and night of my long distance ride
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!
Around the Markermeer, through the former Dutch
Around the Markermeer, through the former Dutch "Zuider Zee"
My food and drink supply for this ride
My food and drink supply for this 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)

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