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Top Tips for Tackling Long Distance Bicycle Rides

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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The morning after: Make sure to be kind to yourself - after such an intensive effort your body needs time to recover. My WHOOP noticed this clearly, even after getting a good night's rest.
The morning after: Make sure to be kind to yourself - after such an intensive effort your body needs time to recover. My WHOOP noticed this clearly, even after getting a good night's rest.
Beautiful scenery - long straights on dykes near Flevoland
Beautiful scenery - long straights on dykes near Flevoland
Last year's Fietselfstedentocht was an epic ride with my brother - a gruesome edition with plenty of storm and rain!
Last year's Fietselfstedentocht was an epic ride with my brother - a gruesome edition with plenty of storm and rain!
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!
Hello Amsterdam! Made it all the way!
Hello Amsterdam! Made it all the way!
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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