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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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Cycling underneath a tall ship!
Cycling underneath a tall ship!
Around the Markermeer, through the former Dutch
Around the Markermeer, through the former Dutch "Zuider Zee"
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!
Looking over the Markermeer at the (former) island of Marken
Looking over the Markermeer at the (former) island of 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
Beautiful sky on the Houtribdijk
Beautiful sky on the Houtribdijk

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