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Tips for Long-Distance Cycling

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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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!
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
Crossing the last bridge into Amsterdam felt like victory.
Crossing the last bridge into Amsterdam felt like victory.
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!
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
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

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