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From COVID to Crushing 204KM!

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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Look who's WHOOP's #1 of The Netherlands in terms of strain! Euphoria!
Look who's WHOOP's #1 of The Netherlands in terms of strain! Euphoria!
Crossing the last bridge into Amsterdam felt like victory.
Crossing the last bridge into Amsterdam felt like victory.
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
At about 80% of the route I really felt my legs and back complain... this bench was a welcome change for my bum on the saddle
At about 80% of the route I really felt my legs and back complain... this bench was a welcome change for my bum on the saddle
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...
... or by an unexpected road block, deferring you into
... or by an unexpected road block, deferring you into "the unknown" (route)

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