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Following the Rur and meeting the Rhein

By | 7th February, 2014|Categories: Germany, Journey, People, The Netherlands, Tripreport|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Wow, what to say about the first days on the bicycle. First and foremost we have already been amazed by the hospitality on the way. Also we really appreciate the small things while cycling. The small rays of sun, the compliments and encouragements we give each other, the views and nice bicycling paths. Departure on Sunday the [...]

Nice encounters in the misty Netherlands

By | 21st November, 2013|Categories: Preparations, The Netherlands, Tripreport|Tags: , , , , , |

We were ready to enjoy some days on our bicycles, so we had prepared with a long weekend and the route was set. The weekend before we had bought some new gear which needed testing (later in this post we will outline what we specifically were testing). We packed the bags Thursday evening and were packing as complete as [...]

Tripreport Biking to Mum

By | 4th November, 2013|Categories: People, The Netherlands, Tripreport|Tags: , , , , , |

Before we depart on the 2nd of February we will have a few training runs on the bike. This weekend however had another important goal: giving my mum more information about our bike trip. By now she has seen our website, seen our movie about the Pyrenees trip and seen our bikes, though she still thinks we [...]

Tripreport Susanne’s Solo Bike Trip South-Netherlands

By | 9th October, 2013|Categories: The Netherlands, Tripreport|

Biking to me is a means of transport and travel. Travelling part of the world by bicycle will provide me with a lot of opportunities: The opportunity to go slow and to experience every meter; the opportunity to get close by, without the barrier of a glass window or a motor and the opportunity to challenge myself [...]

Bike Repair Course

By | 4th October, 2013|Categories: Preparations, The Netherlands|Tags: |

Cranks, ‘derailleuroor’, ‘balhoofdstel’, spokes and bearings. These terms were all part of our bike repair course that we followed in Kiel-Windeweer in the neighbourhood of Groningen. For Susanne it is possible to fix a tire. Luckily Martin is a little bit more handy. But for both of us it was good to gain more knowledge about our [...]