Tag: transcontinental

  • #TCRno5: the check points

    With the Transcontinental Race less than 4 weeks from now and the race manual finalized, time for a quick recap of the check points and what to expect. The race will start in Geraardsbergen at ‘De Muur’ on July 28th, 10pm CET. From that moment riders will follow their own routes to the following check […]

  • Towards #TCRno5: cycling along the river Meuse

    It is dark in the night. I am cycling along the river Meuse. Behind me there has been a bright light for some minutes. I am tired, but keep on cycling. Is it a car following me slowly? I can’t think very clearly anymore. Then something unexpected happens. I wake up early in the morning. […]

  • When doubt whispers

    When doubt whispers

    I know it is early in the season and I am far from perfectly prepared for Transcontinental Race, but I like test myself to see where I am standing at that moment. So past weekend I did a 400 km brevet. I didn’t ride longer than 102 km this year. Some people will think that is […]

  • Transcontinental Race, it is on!

    Monday afternoon. I am in front of the mirror in my bathroom, looking myself in the eye. Sweat is dripping from my face. There you are and what have you got yourself into this time? Happy now? No just kidding, I am smiling, because I just got a mail the I am invited to ride […]

  • Post-Ride Blues, what helped me out

    The Post-Ride blues was suddenly there. It took me two months to get over it. Let me explain what happened, what helped me out and how I discovered about the Post-Ride blues. Early August I have ridden L’Altra P-B-P, a 1900km cycling event from Pinerolo (Italy) to Barcelona (Spain) and back to Pinerolo. For months […]