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Conquer long distances on Your Bike!

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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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
The day before my departure, I checked my bike thoroughly and even did a little test ride around town
The day before my departure, I checked my bike thoroughly and even did a little test ride around town
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
... or by an unexpected road block, deferring you into
... or by an unexpected road block, deferring you into "the unknown" (route)
This felt as a fitting place for a little drink stop... Willemsplein in Arnhem!
This felt as a fitting place for a little drink stop... Willemsplein in Arnhem!
Leaving my new hometown of Hegelsom, Limburg
Leaving my new hometown of Hegelsom, Limburg

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