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Prepare for endurance bicycle riding

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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Sluice at Schardam
Sluice at Schardam
Heart rates during the day and night of my long distance ride
Heart rates during the day and night of my long distance ride
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
Speed (blue) en effort (red, heart rates) around the Markermeer through strong winds (6 beaufort, 39-49KM/h)
Speed (blue) en effort (red, heart rates) around the Markermeer through strong winds (6 beaufort, 39-49KM/h)
Oostvaardersplassen near Lelystad
Oostvaardersplassen near Lelystad
Beautiful sky on the Houtribdijk
Beautiful sky on the Houtribdijk

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