Gouden Pijl 2019

We could mix a day at Wildlands in Emmen with the Gouden Pijl road cycling event in Emmen in one day, a perfect combination and so after having seen lots of wild animals in the park we were of to see wild cyclists in the center of Emmen.

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Ridley X-Trail Allroad

I finally have my new bike, a Ridley X-Trail gravel bike. It’s NOT going to replace the Bianchi, but will allow me a few different roads, sometimes a more relaxed ride and to do a bit mor cycling late in the year. I took the Sony camera along for it’s first real ride for some shots.

The Profronde Surhuisterveen 2018

Last year I missed the post-Tour de France criteriums, but this year I at least made it to the race in Surhuisterveen. Only two days after the Tour de France. The first race is traditionally held in Boxmeer, but Surhuisterveen is really close by and… as the only racing crit after the Tour this one was attended by Geraint Thomas, accompanied by Tom Dumoulin, Baule Mollema, Laurens ten Dam and Ramon Sinkeldam. A pretty damn impressive list of cyclists.

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Ice Speedway racing 2018 Saturday heats at Thialf

At the close of the ice skating season there’s one last time to shine for the ice stadium. After all the ice skate races the final act on the ice is wrecking the layers of ice for real. Fast motorcycles, big spikes and a lot of adrenaline! Welcome to Ice Speedway racing…

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Velodrom D’Horta training

Yesterday was supposedly the last in a series of warm summer days in Barcelona and with that in mind it seemed a good idea to head back to the Velodrom D’Horta for a few more photos of the training session as my first attempt was lacking a group of cyclists.

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The Tibidabo challenge

Tibidabo is a terrific mountain to a ‘quick’ uphill challenge and almost every ay you’ll see cyclists racing or struggling up that mountain. To better themselves or their cycling comrades.

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NK Veldrijden / Cyclocross in Surhuisterveen

This weekend the Dutch cyclocross championships were held in Surhuisterveen. It’s been a bit of a busy weekend for me so unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend both days and as it turned out nog even all the races on Sunday, so I was happy to at least be able to see the last race.

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Happy New Year ride

To start of the year well I had my first ride on the Bianchi on January first. Here’s to a new year with (hopefully) many more rides and lots of photos of the rounds, wherever I make them :)

First ride of the year – click image for full set

It was a mere 63km with a bit of rain, a tiny amount of sun and loads of glass on the cycling paths from smashed (beer)bottles. A mere miracle I made it home without any flats along the way. My personal condition at the moment is nothing to be proud about, but I’ll get to work on that now the holidays are over!

Gamma Racing Days

Last weekend the Gamma Racing Days were held on the TT Circuit of Assen. Starting on Friday there were events all weekend on and around the circuit. I went to see what was happening on Sunday afternoon.

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87th Dutch TT in Assen

If you live in Assen you’re going to have to try really hard to miss the Dutch TT. After a week of TT Funfair and nearly a week of the annual TT Festival today finally the 87th Dutch TT was on with the Moto3, Moto2 and the main event: the MotoGP!

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