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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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Home sweet home! 211 incredible kilometres!
Home sweet home! 211 incredible kilometres!
Heart rates during the day and night of my long distance ride
Heart rates during the day and night of my long distance ride
Harbour in Marken
Harbour in Marken
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
Encountering an unexpected road block, about half way on the Houtribdijk
Encountering an unexpected road block, about half way on the Houtribdijk
Looking over the Markermeer at the (former) island of Marken
Looking over the Markermeer at the (former) island of Marken

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