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How to prepare for a grand fondo

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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Harbour in Marken
Harbour in Marken
My bike prepared for long distance cycling
My bike prepared for long distance cycling
Home sweet home! 211 incredible kilometres!
Home sweet home! 211 incredible kilometres!
Smiling at the Markermeer
Smiling at the Markermeer
My food and drink supply for this ride
My food and drink supply for this ride
Around the Markermeer, through the former Dutch
Around the Markermeer, through the former Dutch "Zuider Zee"

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