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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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Looking over the Markermeer at the (former) island of Marken
Looking over the Markermeer at the (former) island of Marken
Cycling underneath a tall ship!
Cycling underneath a tall ship!
Just you and the road ahead (Zeedijk near Marken)
Just you and the road ahead (Zeedijk near Marken)
Oostvaardersplassen near Lelystad
Oostvaardersplassen near Lelystad
Harbour in Marken
Harbour in Marken
Encountering an unexpected road block, about half way on the Houtribdijk
Encountering an unexpected road block, about half way on the Houtribdijk

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