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Epic Cycling Adventures

Uncover the Secrets of the Dutch Countryside!

Apr. 20, 2023 -

In preparation for this year’s Fietselfstedentocht (236KM), I took my bike and set out for an adventurous ride through half of the Netherlands. It was my first long distance ride after being infected with COVID. If you're considering a long-distance ride yourself, be sure to read along to discover invaluable tips and tricks from my experience.

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My completed Fietselfstedentocht 2022 stamp card - note how the edges have been through bad weather...
My completed Fietselfstedentocht 2022 stamp card - note how the edges have been through bad weather...
My heart rate during the 10 hour ride from Amsterdam to Hegelsom: note how I kept my heart rate relatively low during the first few hours!
My heart rate during the 10 hour ride from Amsterdam to Hegelsom: note how I kept my heart rate relatively low during the first few hours!
Flowers from Amsterdam... grown in Flevoland!
Flowers from Amsterdam... grown in Flevoland!
Leaving my new hometown of Hegelsom, Limburg
Leaving my new hometown of Hegelsom, Limburg
Maasduinen National Park in Limburg
Maasduinen National Park in Limburg
I prepared my bike for a new season of cycling with fresh rubber and headset bearings
I prepared my bike for a new season of cycling with fresh rubber and headset bearings

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