Archive of month: August 2017

Motivation what’s in a word..

Motivation what’s in a word.. Some of you have been asking me the same question throughout this season. What drives me, what is the main reason I keep on pushing the levels of cycling and life – yes I like to push the buttons but somethimes I push one to many Let’s put this straight […]

Vermarc

Maybe Vermarc doesn’t immediately ring a bell  but if you look around closely in the peloton or during group rides there are surprisingly many riders wearing clothing with the name Vermarc. This is a true Belgian brand founded by Frans Verbeeck in 1977. It’s the rider famous for his statement after the Tour of Flanders […]
La Ride

La Ride training week 8: the finishing touch!

As La Ride is coming very close now, it is time for the finishing touch! That means that we put some serious training volume in this week’s schedule. It will only make riding 100k’s so much easier and more fun. So keep the discipline going! Together with long training rides, saddle sores often come along. […]

Top tips to conquering La Ride!

It is September , which means time for “La Ride 100” . Have you planned a ride yet? Trained up for it? Thought about how you’re going to tackle it? If not, no worries, I have some tips so you can still organise and conquer your own “La Ride”. Tip one : Ride buddies – […]

One for the foodies: Paris and Barcelona by bike.

Two weeks without my beloved Aura-lie, (my Aura x Ridley), and I must admit, it is driving me insane. I miss how it feels to be on my bike, either alone or surrounded by people. The freedom I feel, the way I am able to express my thoughts and emotions through the simple action of […]

Surpassing your limits; triple digits and beyond

ONE.HUNDRED.KILOMETRES That first triple digit ride. It’s a milestone many of us cyclists or triathletes earmark when we begin and so many remember their first vividly. I would be lying if I said I can recall my first hundred. I know that I would’ve been fourteen, it would have been in country Tasmania and I’m […]
La Ride training

Training week 6: you’ve got some (specific) work to do!

It is time to get serious now. You have arrived in the next training phase which means that preparations will get more specific. We will focus much more on the details now. Exciting! because this means the targeted goal is coming closer. Be prepared Especially before the specific training sessions (training 1 and 2), it […]

How to fuel your body the right way.

Understanding how to fuel your body to become a better athlete. If there is one thing I wish I had learnt more about as a young athlete, it would have been the importance around feeling your body. I say this, and then I stop and think to myself, that perhaps based on my personality type, […]

Training schedule week 5! Time for a “break”.

Lucky you! This week we spoil you with an easier training schedule. We just finished a training block. You probably felt that your body was getting a bit tired. So this is the perfect time for a break! Training effect Don’t be worried, you won’t lose any shape by training a little less intensive for […]
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