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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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Looking over the Markermeer at the (former) island of Marken
Looking over the Markermeer at the (former) island of Marken
Smiling at the Markermeer
Smiling at the Markermeer
Cycling underneath a tall ship!
Cycling underneath a tall ship!
Sluice at Schardam
Sluice at Schardam
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!
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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