Archive of month: 2018

IRONMAN 70.3 Luxembourg Race Recap

WHAT. A. WEEKEND. It took me a bit to realise what just happened and I’m still lost somewhere between the highest excitement and the sorest legs. So, let’s start from the beginning: After talking about this goal of doing an Ironman 70.3 for almost two years it was finally go time. I’m usually the most […]

Coffee rides, places to visit

We all need easy rides, mainly to recover from a hard and intensive ride. Doing so I combine all the things I love on that day, my love, friends, my bike and some coffee. On hot days I go for a smoothie though.. The place to go to in my hometown is called Maona, see […]

Bergop rijden: tips & tricks

Spreek de naam Mont Ventoux uit en de reactie van de mensen rondom jou is er eentje van “ohlala”, “amaaaai” of “pfff”. Er wordt niet eens gezegd dat het gaat over een wel heel hoge berg, maar spontaan krijgt iedereen “pijn” aan de benen. Wielrenner of niet. Anders gezegd, de Mont Ventoux is een klim […]

Clipless pedals: How to clip in & Out

I took my best friend for her first lesson on the road bike. Since she’s new to the world of cycling, she still has to learn a lot. How to properly clip in and out of your clipless pedals is one of the most important tricks you should learn. In the short video below, you […]

New bike day: my first TT bike

We all know that by rule #12 the correct number of bikes to own is n+1. So I’m more than happy that my fave, the Liz SL, finally got a little company: Dean. After I fell in love with the Dean last year when I saw it in the Ridley catalogue I got the chance to test […]

Only half crazy – my IRONMAN 70.3 journey

If you’ve been following my older blog posts you might know that I’ve been struggling with a nasty knee injury for about two years. After I got surgery in October 2016 I finally did my comeback race in august 2017 – a sprint distance triathlon in my hometown. Since then I’ve been working really, really hard […]

Welke fietskledij draag je best voor het beklimmen van de Mont Ventoux?

Eindelijk zover. D-day! Helemaal in topvorm. Scherp als een mes. Sportvoeding om een hele Tour de France te overleven. Maar… in welke trui? Lange mouwen, korte mouwen, windvest of toch niet. Dilemma!!! De oplossing kan maar beter snel komen, al 3 keer naar het toilet geweest van de zenuwen en de combinatie Franse toiletten en […]

Hoe kleed je jezelf voor een fietsrit

Het eerste waar ik aan denk alvorens ik mijn fiets op stap: ‘Wat doe ik nu aan’? Shirt met lange mouwen? Of toch korte mouwen? Dan misschien toch een extra laagje. Of snel nog die Buff meenemen? Pffff, keuzestress, bijna zo erg als pre-race stress. Niet onbelangrijk ook want kledij bepaald voor een groot deel […]

Ten top tips to attack gravel sectors on your road bike

Hannah’s TEN TOP TIPS for tackling gravel Off road on road Gravel road riding is very much trending at the moment! This is something that I first became involved with only five years ago. To be honest, I kind of didn’t have a choice because numerous 2013 National Road Series Tours had gravel sectors. As […]

Cobbles & bikes

With Paris – Roubaix in mind I immediately think of cobble’s. This is what I posted last year about cobbles and I still stand by every word I said.. Here are some tips for you to make your bike ride more comfortable, on the cobbles. Tires and their pressure I swear by continental 25mm wide […]