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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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Around the Markermeer, through the former Dutch
Around the Markermeer, through the former Dutch "Zuider Zee"
Looking over the Markermeer at the (former) island of Marken
Looking over the Markermeer at the (former) island of Marken
Me and my bike on the Houtribdijk! Not in the way I imagined!
Me and my bike on the Houtribdijk! Not in the way I imagined!
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!
Cycling underneath a tall ship!
Cycling underneath a tall ship!
Heart rates during the day and night of my long distance ride
Heart rates during the day and night of my long distance ride

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