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Your Ultimate Guide to Cycling Success!

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
Leaving my new hometown of Hegelsom, Limburg
Leaving my new hometown of Hegelsom, Limburg
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!
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!
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 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.

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