Summary – Lessons Learned

What follows is a summary of my daily distances. These are the ones that counted for the race. I didn’t include May 9th. I got up that morning, found the closest train station, took the train to Ultretch and then a bus to Amerongen to return the tracker and thank...

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Day 7 – From Zandvoort to Ouddorp

Date: From: Start: To: Stop: Distance: May 7, 2019 Zandvoort 1,080.0 Ouddorp 1,255.0 175.0 km After a good sleep I was up and on my way at daybreak. The upside of an early start is lower winds. My route followed the coast and ran along the dykes and on occasion...

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Day 6 – From Hoorn to Zandvoort

Date: From: Start: To: Stop: Distance: May 6, 2019 Hoorn 900.0 Zandvoort 1,080.0 180.0 km The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. -William Arthur Ward I had to start my comments about day 6 with a quote about the wind. It...

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Day 5 – From Harlingen to Hoorn

Date: From: Start: To: Stop: Distance: May 15, 2019 Harlingen 682.0 Hoorn 900.0 218.0 km Yesterday I met Wietse’s family who live in Harlingen. I was looking forward to this and it proved to be a trip highlight. I departed from Harlingen at 0700 with the plan to take the...

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Day 1 – From Amerongen to Lievelde

Date: From: To: Distance: May 1, 2019 Amerongen 0.0 kms Lievelde 210 kms 210 kms Awake at 0500 – race briefing at 0730 – race start at 0800 – Excited! The race launched right on time with all riders heading out of town. It was a little chaotic but the...

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