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Tips and Tricks to Conquer the Fietselfstedentocht!

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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Hello Amsterdam! Made it all the way!
Hello Amsterdam! Made it all the way!
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!
While many cyclists eat while riding, I prefer to stop and enjoy the moment while eating something
While many cyclists eat while riding, I prefer to stop and enjoy the moment while eating something
You're amazed by the things you'll encounter - like the beauty of the Dutch National Park Hoge Veluwe...
You're amazed by the things you'll encounter - like the beauty of the Dutch National Park Hoge Veluwe...
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
Follow road signs or use a GPS navigation system - whatever you do, make sure you have some idea where you're going
Follow road signs or use a GPS navigation system - whatever you do, make sure you have some idea where you're going

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