• Race Diary

    Notes from Race Around the Netherlands 2019

    It started as an idea last summer: maybe I could actually try racing in one of these things,...
    Knees. Starkly aware of my knees all night. Not happy at all. And therefore not much sleep. ...
    So many sheep. I passed Time Point 4 at 04:56, legs feeling good. Sunrise on my back at first,...
    I left my cell and locked the door behind me. Out of the basement exit, then around the harbour...
    When I started this journey, I wanted to push myself to new limits and see what I discovered...
  • The Bike

    'Miles' the Whyte Wessex One

    Miles

    Whyte Wessex One

    SRAM Apex 1x11 drivetrain

    Flat pedals. Because of my old-man knees and 2 x surgeries
    Saddle bag: clothes (2nd pair of bibs, 2 spare jerseys, 3 base layers, socks, chamois cream, etc)

    Frame bag: tools, tubes, pump, big battery pack, food, gels, lip salve.

    Top tube bag : 2nd battery pack, phone when raining.

    2 x food pouches

    Dry bag on the aerobars for gloves, arm warmers, snood, etc

    2 x food pouches:

    Left for sugar (jelly beans, Haribo, etc). Right for mixed nuts (cashews, peanuts, almonds, pistacios)

    Wahoo Bolt GPS for navidation

    Hand-written route card with the names of towns every 50km along the entire route.

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