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How to prepare for a long distance cycle ride

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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Beautiful sky on the Houtribdijk
Beautiful sky on the Houtribdijk
Encountering an unexpected road block, about half way on the Houtribdijk
Encountering an unexpected road block, about half way on the Houtribdijk
Oostvaardersplassen near Lelystad
Oostvaardersplassen near Lelystad
Around the Markermeer, through the former Dutch
Around the Markermeer, through the former Dutch "Zuider Zee"
My food and drink supply for this ride
My food and drink supply for this ride
Home sweet home! 211 incredible kilometres!
Home sweet home! 211 incredible kilometres!

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