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Cycling around the Markermeer

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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My bike prepared for long distance cycling
My bike prepared for long distance cycling
Just you and the road ahead (Zeedijk near Marken)
Just you and the road ahead (Zeedijk near Marken)
Oostvaardersplassen near Lelystad
Oostvaardersplassen near Lelystad
Home sweet home! 211 incredible kilometres!
Home sweet home! 211 incredible kilometres!
Wind blowing strongly over the water with Amsterdam on the horizon, as seen from Almere
Wind blowing strongly over the water with Amsterdam on the horizon, as seen from Almere
Around the Markermeer, through the former Dutch
Around the Markermeer, through the former Dutch "Zuider Zee"

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