Archives of My Q Time

The Ardennes

The Ardennes       The Hardennes               Belgium at its best. Where Anna and Alejandro, the queen and the cannibal of Belgian’s hilliest region, graced the streets with their sweat and tears. Where the ‘bergs’ are the bergiest, and the applepie tastes the sweetest.  A one day trip to my favourite part […]

Most magnificent bike I have ever ridden

Introducing this post with a caveat: reading it will make you want to go and spend all your money. Probably! I have now been the blessed owner of a Ridley Noah Fast for a month and OH MY GOD! I’m over the moon. It was love at first sight, and every time I take it […]

Exploring spring magic from behind bars

Spring has arrived and what a game changer it is! Not only for the cycling experience but for people in general. In Scandinavian countries, particularly I guess, spring has a very precious feeling to it. It’s like the return of everything hope and light. It triggers the feeling that everything good is in front of […]

Mallorca training camp

2018 as my first year of racing on the half IRONMAN distance was quite spectacular as the year started with an(other) injury and ended with the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship – a rollercoaster ride of a year and hard to beat. So what about 2019? New years and new goals often bring a lot of […]

When flu keeps you off the bike

How I’ve learned to make the most of forced breaks from cycling Apologies! This post has only a little cycling in it! However, I’m sure it’s recognisable to some of you. It’s about how to survive when you catch the flu. Oh yeah, it’s that season and it sure has been particularly tough on me […]

Finding November motivation

It’s easy to get out on the bike when the days are long and the sun is shining, providing you enviable tan lines. But what to do when days are getting shorter? When the sun only appears as you browse through memory lane on your Instagram account. Here’s an idea: Change the scenery and organize a weekend get-away […]

Chasing memorable adventures

Few things make me happier than riding my bike! I’ve been a road cyclist for 10 years and since I live in a very small country, I can do most rides around here blindfolded. So, whenever I get the chance to ride new locations, I’m off! During last couple of years, I’ve been in Italy, […]

Is Sa Calobra on your bucket list yet?

Short and steep. Long and persistent. Climbs come in all shapes and sizes and I embrace and enjoy them all. Each type offers its own kind of surprises and challenges. Some climbs might be short but so steep they make you wonder what is the steepest rules of gravity allow to climb. Well, obviously, you […]

The importance of strength and conditioning for cyclists

Debunking myths More time on the bike equals better performance? Chamois time is training time! If this were the case I’d be World Tour from all my current cafe time…In most cases, this myth is simply not true. Quality over quantity. If you practice going slow all day, you’ll just get really good at going […]