Daily-bike-blog

Getting darkerDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Fri, November 16, 2018 20:55:46

Thursday : Everyday it get a little darker and the temperatures also drop.
Distance : 22 miles , destination : Commuting to work , daytime : 02:07 h
Temp : 2/9 degrees , wind : 3/3 beaufort SE, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 71 meters

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Testing tires & wanderingDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Sun, October 28, 2018 15:45:45

Sunday: Testing the newly mounted tubeless+latex tires NN & RR . It looks oke. But not for swimming :) , Wandering through the beautiful Groningen neighbourhood. it's wintertime so it feels somewhat colder , but still good for biking.
Distance : 22 miles , destination : MTB training round home , daytime : 01:23 h
Temp : 7 degrees , wind : 2 beaufort NE, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 35 meters












Wood garbage roadDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Sun, October 28, 2018 15:34:06

Thursday: Good riding until the last mile, some light rain. making some pictures of the wood garbage on the road , for a complain by the community.
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work : 02:13 h
Temp : 12/13 degrees , wind : 3/4 beaufort W/W , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 71 meters






Rainy day and even more windDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Sun, October 28, 2018 15:31:20

Wednesday: No luck today, wet rain on the way back home.
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work : 02:19 h
Temp : 10/13 degrees , wind : 3/5 beaufort W/W , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 71 meters







Boxing against the wind Daily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Sun, October 28, 2018 15:30:13

Tuesday: A lot of wind today, the ride back home is fast within the hour with some tailwind.
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:13 h
Temp : 10/15 degrees , wind : 3/5 beaufort W/W , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 71 meters





Even some sunshineDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Mon, October 22, 2018 21:41:05

Monday: Wet roads in the morning but dry roads in the afternoon, with even some sunshine.
Ther's a lot of wood carbage on the road at some place.
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:12 h
Temp : 10/13 degrees , wind : 3/5 beaufort NW/NW , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 71 meters



Nice rideDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Mon, October 22, 2018 21:39:20

Thursday: Just a nice commute ride .
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:16 h
Temp : 12/18 degrees , wind : 2/2 beaufort SW/SW , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 71 meters

Summer and another leaf storyDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Tue, October 16, 2018 19:43:14

Tuesday: Looks like Summer, but the fallen leafs tell another story. Very good biking.
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:12 h
Temp : 14/24 degrees , wind : 2/2 beaufort SW/SW , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 71 meters

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Short MTB ride in shortsDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Mon, October 15, 2018 18:04:58

Monday: The weather is too nice not to bike. So I jump on the MTB for a short ride in the afternoon with lots of sunshine,.....almost to warm to bike in autumn.
Distance : 13 miles , destination : MTB training round home , daytime : 00:56 h
Temp : 23 degrees , wind : 2 beaufort SW, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 35 meters





Wandering 4Daily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Sat, October 13, 2018 19:37:43

Saturday: Wandering through Drenthe. with preparation Superprestige, Sun, dry rivers and dead ends. Very nice biking weather.
Distance : 11 miles , destination : MTB training round home , daytime : 02:41 h
Temp : 25 degrees , wind : 3 beaufort SW, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 185 meters


Northern Light from the WestDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Thu, October 11, 2018 19:39:03

Thursday: Good dry biking weather with mild temperatures. The sky looks like Nothern Light but now from the West.
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:15 h
Temp : 11/21 degrees , wind : 3/3 beaufort SE/SE, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 71 meters

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Enjoying sunshine Daily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Wed, October 10, 2018 21:22:22

Wednesday: Working on two different location and enjoying the sunshine.
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:11 h
Temp : 14/18 degrees , wind : 3/3 beaufort SE/SE, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 71 meters



Bugs, Bugs and BugsDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Tue, October 09, 2018 21:53:12

Tuesday: Good biking today with bright sunshine. The only disadvantage are the bugs.
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:14 h
Temp : 7/15 degrees , wind : 3/3 beaufort SW/SW, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 71 meters


Again orange and farmersDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Mon, October 08, 2018 22:01:19

Monday: A nice orange sunrise. No fatigue from yesterdays competition ride. Farmer tractors are an encounter on daily basis.
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:09 h
Temp : 5/15 degrees , wind : 3/4 beaufort SW/SW, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 71 meters







Borgerswold Fun 9e place Daily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Mon, October 08, 2018 21:53:11

Saturday: A short competition for one hour.. A lot of up en down short climbs, no time to drink. At the end the chain flew of the cog, due to shifting late on a steep bumpy climb, so loosing two places. The result is a 9e place in the Fun Class. The weather is excellent for biking.
Distance : 11 miles , destination : MTB Competition near home , daytime : 01:00 h
Temp : 18 degrees , wind : 2 beaufort SW, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 56 meters















Tuning ride Daily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Sat, October 06, 2018 19:51:00

Saturday: A short ride to tune the bike for tomorrows competition. Dismounted the dropper post and pump to save weight for the short climbs. It is nice late summer weather.
Distance : 13 miles , destination : MTB training round home , daytime : 01:18 h
Temp : 19 degrees , wind : 2 beaufort SW, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 75 meters







Don't mess with me ...Daily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Thu, October 04, 2018 21:26:23

Thursday: Dont' mess with me.... radiates the cow. luckily there's a fence between him and me .
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:18 h
Temp : 10/15 degrees , wind : 3/4 beaufort SW/SW, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 71 meters

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Pale sunshine Daily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Thu, October 04, 2018 21:26:05

Wednesday: A pale sunshine an tail wind on the way back is nice.
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:11 h
Temp : 10/13 degrees , wind : 3/4 beaufort SW/SW, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 71 meters

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Rain and rain Daily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Thu, October 04, 2018 21:23:53

Monday: More rain then expected !
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:14 h
Temp : 10/12 degrees , wind : 2/2 beaufort SW/SW, snowfall: no , rain : yes , hight: 71 meters


Clear the mind after workDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Sun, September 30, 2018 18:14:48

Sunday: After work a trainingsride on the mtb to clear the mind. Nice temperature and some sunshine.
Distance : 22 miles , destination : MTB training round home , daytime : 01:30 h
Temp : 15 degrees , wind : 3 beaufort SW, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 77 meters



Before work a wake-upDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Sun, September 30, 2018 18:12:28

Saturday: Before work a short training ride on the mtb for a wake-up..
Distance : 12 miles , destination : MTB training round home , daytime : 00:57 h
Temp : 12 degrees , wind : 3 beaufort SW, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 57 meters



Colourful rideDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Thu, September 27, 2018 20:58:38

Thursday: Dark, green, yellow and blue all is there today. Good biking in what seems to be the last summer day. Tomorrow the wind direction will turn to the North.
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:11 h
Temp : 11/21 degrees , wind : 3/3 beaufort SW/SW, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 71 meters


Dry predictedDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Wed, September 26, 2018 19:40:05

Wednesday: Again a few days of dry weather is predicted , so nice biking. Sunshine on the way back home but more wind.
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:06 h
Temp : 7/14 degrees , wind : 3/5 beaufort SW/SW, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 71 meters
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Colder and lightsDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Wed, September 26, 2018 19:36:44

Tuesday: It's getting colder and darker in te early morning, lights are needed the first few miles on the wet roads. The muscles feel still a little fatigue from the weekend trainings ride
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:14 h
Temp : 6/14 degrees , wind : 3/3 beaufort SW/SW, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 71 meters

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Acceleration and sweatDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Sat, September 22, 2018 17:37:41

Saturday: A nice mtb trainings ride with acceleration on climbs, sweat and missing last 20k due to low battery.
Distance : 56 miles , destination : MTB training round home , daytime : 03:15 h
Temp : 15 degrees , wind : 5 beaufort SW, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 71 meters
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Average nice sunriseDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Sat, September 22, 2018 11:37:07

Thursday: An average commute ride, no fatigue.
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:08 h
Temp : 12/21 degrees , wind : 3/3 beaufort SW/SW, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 71 meters

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MTB trainingDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Sat, September 22, 2018 11:34:48

Wednesday: In the evening extra MTB power training feels good.
Distance : 14 miles , destination : MTB training round home , daytime : 01:01 h
Temp : 15 degrees , wind : 3 beaufort NE, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 71 meters

IntervalsDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Sat, September 22, 2018 11:31:51

Wednesday: Again interval training during the ride
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:10 h
Temp : 12/21 degrees , wind : 3/5 beaufort SW/SW, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 71 meters

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More wind Daily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Sat, September 22, 2018 11:30:55

Tuesday: More wind is coming, but still dry.
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:18 h
Temp : 12/24 degrees , wind : 2/4 beaufort SW/SW, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 71 meters







Commuting with intervalDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Sat, September 22, 2018 11:29:52

Monday: After each corner a short interval training.
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:10 h
Temp : 12/24 degrees , wind : 3 beaufort NE/NE, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 71 meters

Green mountain tour 2018Daily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Sat, September 22, 2018 11:19:28

Saturday 15-09: An tour for the race bike called Green Mountain tour 2018. Two time a small hill ( VAMberg) has to be concurred. Riding now and then in a group, waving against the wind. Something different than mountain biking, but a nice change. Dry roads and some sun.
Distance : 62 miles , destination : Tour round home , daytime : 03:17 h
Temp : 16-18 degrees , wind : 3 beaufort SW , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 25 meters

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No time for a blogDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Sat, September 22, 2018 11:18:37

Got a few days no time to blog !

Dry in my regionDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Wed, September 05, 2018 22:26:32

Wednesday: Still warm and dry weather in my region.
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:13 h
Temp : 12/24 degrees , wind : 3 beaufort NE/NE, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 71 meters

Nice warmDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Tue, September 04, 2018 20:47:47

Tuesday:Still warm weather for this time of year. Good biking.
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:09 h
Temp : 15/27 degrees , wind : 3 beaufort NE/NE, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 71 meters

Another day at the officeDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Mon, September 03, 2018 21:56:31

Monday: An fast average ride, still warm weathers, and a nice chat with another biker on the way back home.
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:02 h
Temp : 15/26 degrees , wind : 3 beaufort NE/NE, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 71 meters



Veldslag om Norg, traffic jamDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Mon, September 03, 2018 21:55:26

Saturday : An MTB tour called Veldslag om Norg. Dry and fast trails with two hills to climb. A lot of other bikers (1700), so now and then some traffic jam. With lots of sunshine a dusty ride with at the end a good ham with potato salat,mmm...
Distance : 56 miles , destination : Tour round home , daytime : 03:43 h
Temp : 16-21 degrees , wind : 2 beaufort SW , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 290 meters





Nice cloudsDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Thu, August 30, 2018 20:38:07

Thursday: Wet roads and somewhat colder due to the wind form the North, Nice clouds ont he way back home.
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:14 h
Temp : 15/16 degrees , wind : 3 beaufort NW/NW, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 71 meters

Nice clouds
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Early home, so some runningDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Wed, August 29, 2018 19:33:17

Wednesday: After the biking start running with some walking interval in dry conditions.
Distance : 4.6 miles , destination : Training round home , daytime : 00:47 h
Temp : 23 degrees , wind : 2 beaufort NE, snowfall: no , rain : yes , hight: 20 meters





Ahead of the rainDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Wed, August 29, 2018 19:30:59

Wednesday : A nice morning and a little colder in the morning and little warmer in the afternoon. Leaving early from work to keep ahead of the rain.
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:09 h
Temp : 10/25 degrees , wind : 2 beaufort NE/NE , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 71 meters


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Again a dry dayDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Wed, August 29, 2018 19:28:28

Tuesday : A nice morning and good temperatures. Again a dry day. The wear of the chains is minimal this summer due to a long time of dry conditions.
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:09 h
Temp : 12/21 degrees , wind : 2 beaufort SW/NW , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 71 meters

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Before lunchDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Mon, August 27, 2018 14:24:24

Monday : Before lunch a little hill training on the MTB, under a pale sunshine but dry.
Distance : 14 miles , destination : Training round home , daytime : 01:04 h
Temp : 18 degrees , wind : 2 beaufort SW , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 20 meters





Running in the rainDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Sat, August 25, 2018 20:10:37

Saturday : Running with interval in the rain.
Distance : 3.7 miles , destination : Training round home , daytime : 00:44 h
Temp : 16 degrees , wind : 2 beaufort SW , snowfall: no , rain : yes , hight: 20 meters





Up and Down in the rainDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Sat, August 25, 2018 20:08:30

Saturday : Hilly training up and down on the MTB in the rain.
Distance : 13 miles , destination : Training round home , daytime : 01:06 h
Temp : 16 degrees , wind : 2 beaufort SW , snowfall: no , rain : yes , hight: 58 meters



As usual faster than planned.Daily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Sat, August 25, 2018 20:04:07

Thursday : Just a nice ride, and as usual faster than planned. The last dry day for a while I recon.
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:08 h
Temp : 15/23 degrees , wind : 3 beaufort SW/SW , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 71 meters



Orange crossing roebucks Daily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Wed, August 22, 2018 21:40:16

Wednesday : Under a nice orange sun i spot some roebucks close by crossing the bike lane. This makes my day begin pretty good.
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:04 h
Temp : 15/21 degrees , wind : 2 beaufort SW/SW , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 71 meters

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Dry corners loosing gripDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Tue, August 21, 2018 21:26:07

Tuesday : Training velocity corners on the mtb, until the tires loosing grip.
The ground gets more dry every day. Warm and a bit moist.
Distance : 16 miles , destination : Training round home , daytime : 01:09 h
Temp : 21 degrees , wind : 2 beaufort NW , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 59 meters





Running 2 alternatingDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Tue, August 21, 2018 21:20:11

Monday : A second time running, now after a bike ride. The muscles complain on every step I make. Alternating walking and running.
Distance : 2.3 miles , destination : Training round home , daytime : 00:33 h
Temp : 19 degrees , wind : 2 beaufort NW , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 15 meters





Sandride round the lakesDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Tue, August 21, 2018 21:19:49

Monday : Some sand riding round lakes. Nice weather to bike.
Distance : 41 miles , destination : Training round home , daytime : 02:48 h
Temp : 21 degrees , wind : 2 beaufort NW , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 211 meters



Little mtb rideDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Tue, August 21, 2018 21:17:01

Saturday : A short ride on the MTB bike , training fast corners
Distance : 16 miles , destination : Training round home , daytime : 01:17 h
Temp : 19 degrees , wind : 2 beaufort SW , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 61 meters



Seagulls and a solitary fenceDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Fri, August 17, 2018 19:17:31

Thursday:A friendly chat with a colleague decrease the velocity, but i don'y mind. The weather is fine.
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:15 h
Temp : 15/23 degrees , wind : 3/3 beaufort SW/SW , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 70 meters





Late sunDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Wed, August 15, 2018 19:58:48

Wednesday: Good biking under a dry sky. Even now and then sunshine on the way back home
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:10 h
Temp : 15/23 degrees , wind : 3/3 beaufort SW/SW , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 70 meters

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Again workout in the rainDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Tue, August 14, 2018 21:33:47

Tuesday : Some rain today now in the morning and more wind. But sunshine lateran.
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:14 h
Temp : 17/21 degrees , wind : 4/5 beaufort SW/SW , snowfall: no , rain : yes , hight: 70 meters

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Workout in the rainDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Tue, August 14, 2018 21:32:16

Monday : Some rain today on the way back to home.
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:10 h
Temp : 17/22 degrees , wind : 1/3 beaufort SW/SW , snowfall: no , rain : yes , hight: 70 meters

Loose rideDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Tue, August 14, 2018 21:29:09

Sunday : A short ride on the race bike to loosen the muscles.
Distance : 20 miles , destination : Training round home , daytime : 01:19 h
Temp : 22 degrees , wind : 2 beaufort NW , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 47 meters



After the running Daily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Tue, August 14, 2018 21:23:49

Saturday : After the running , getting on the mtb for a ride. Walking with the bike over a small bride
Distance : 31 miles , destination : Training round home , daytime : 02:15 h
Temp : 22 degrees , wind : 2 beaufort NW , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 138 meters

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RunningDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Tue, August 14, 2018 21:21:43

Saturday : First time in my live ... running.
Distance : 3 miles , Time : 32 minutes



Warm morning and dustDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Thu, August 09, 2018 19:00:54

Wednesday : A very warm morning, but change in the heat is coming soon. In the afternoon it is cooler and the velocity can raise. Sometime biking through the dust from farmers.
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:01 h
Temp : 21/25 degrees , wind : 1/3 beaufort SW/SW , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 70 meters

Dusty farmers





Council change, a pityDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Thu, August 09, 2018 18:57:06

Tuesday : Another day with warm and dry weather. Slowly i get used to sport in the heat.
There is a change in the border district council.The name is now Midden-Groningen en the signs by the road are changed. From a nice concreet stone with a crest of arms to a metal plate with a name, a pity.
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:10 h
Temp : 12/35 degrees , wind : 1 beaufort SW/SW , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 70 meters

Water is vaporizing

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Ugly sign

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A feast for the eyes, morning lightDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Mon, August 06, 2018 19:25:52

Monday : A gorgeously morning to bike. Early morning light is a feast for the eyes. Half way meeting another biker with the same brand bike, also just new.
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:05 h
Temp : 12/29 degrees , wind : 1 beaufort NE/SW , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 70 meters

Morning light




Early SunDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Sun, August 05, 2018 21:17:26

Friday : Good biking with a nice early Sun. Hot afternoon ride.
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:06 h
Temp : 18/30 degrees , wind : 1 beaufort NW/NW , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 70 meters

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Still some water leftDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Sun, August 05, 2018 21:17:14

Thursday : Still some water left in the nature zone . But still no rain for weeks
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:08 h
Temp : 15/30 degrees , wind : 2 beaufort NW/NW , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 70 meters

Nature zone
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Pushing the pedals Daily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Sun, August 05, 2018 21:17:01

Wednes : Pushing the pedals hard in the cool morning. Nice sight hanging fog .
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:08 h
Temp : 14/30 degrees , wind : 1 beaufort SW/NW , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 70 meters

Hanging Fog

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Morning cloudsDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Tue, July 31, 2018 21:13:35

Tuesday : The world looks different today with lots of clouds and early some sunshine.
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:11 h
Temp : 18/26 degrees , wind : 2 beaufort SW/NW , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 70 meters

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Rising bike lane due to heat.Daily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Tue, July 31, 2018 21:10:46

Monday : Rising bike lane due to hot summer temperatures
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:11 h
Temp : 21/30 degrees , wind : 2 beaufort SW , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 70 meters

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Race against a deflating rear tireDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Sun, July 29, 2018 20:11:05

Sunday : Getting on the mtb for a relax ride. But halfway I have to inflate the rear tire and have to increase the velocity to get home. There's still a warm wind blowing on the open fields.
Distance : 20 miles , destination : Training round home , daytime : 00:56 h
Temp : 28 degrees , wind : 2 beaufort NW , snowfall: no , rain : yes , hight: 31 meters










The way to bike park RodenDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Sat, July 28, 2018 22:38:33



Bikepark RodenDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Sat, July 28, 2018 22:28:53

Saturday : Getting on the mtb to the bike park in Roden to check out the newly made tracks. The pump track is very small but with sharp corners nice to ride. On the way back I got overtaken by a rain cloud.
Distance : 52 miles , destination : Training round home , daytime : 03:19 h
Temp : 27 degrees , wind : 2 beaufort NW , snowfall: no , rain : yes , hight: 210 meters

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Hot > 35 degreesDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Sat, July 28, 2018 22:25:06

Thursday : Getting a slam in the face from the warm wind when going outside . The velocity is so on much lower than usual. The water level in the nature zone is also lower.
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:20h
Temp : 23/35 degrees , wind : 2 beaufort NW , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 70 meters

Low water level

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Warmer and a new bike lane Daily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Sat, July 28, 2018 22:20:54

Wednesday : A warm ride but still manage to maintain some velocity. The new bike lane in town is almost ready.
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:06 h
Temp : 20/34 degrees , wind : 2 beaufort NW , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 70 meters

New bike lane
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Goose are looseDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Tue, July 24, 2018 20:02:47

Tuesday : Every it's getting warmer, but still nice weather to ride. In the early morning an every day sight , the goose are loose on the road.
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:08 h
Temp : 16/32 degrees , wind : 2 beaufort NW , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 70 meters

Gooses on the road
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Holiday endsDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Mon, July 23, 2018 18:58:39

Monday : Still warm weather, but the holiday is over. Back to Work. Cool in the morning , warm in the afternoon , taking a picture at the same place.
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Commuting work , daytime : 02:09 h
Temp : 13/25 degrees , wind : 2 beaufort NW , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 70 meters

Same place , different time





Hot Summer , dry and dustyDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Mon, July 23, 2018 18:55:49

Saturday : Riding on the mtb along cutted wheat fields. The smell brings up childhood memories of lovely hot summers.
Distance : 42 miles , destination : Training round home , daytime : 02:37 h
Temp : 25 degrees , wind : 3 beaufort NW , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 138 meters



Helicopter tapeDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Mon, July 23, 2018 18:55:19

Tuesday : Trying to fly with Helicopter tape. A protection tape mounted on the race bike
Distance : 30 miles , destination : Training round home , daytime : 01:45 h
Temp : 22 degrees , wind : 3 beaufort NW , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 42 meters

Blokart on the beach Ballum AmelandDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Mon, July 23, 2018 18:53:34

Wednesday : Blokarten on the Nes beach at Ameland.
Distance : 25 miles , destination : Training round home , daytime : 00:56 h
Temp : 20 degrees , wind : 3 beaufort W , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 3 meters

Along Open Water Park GassleterveldDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Mon, July 23, 2018 18:51:24

Sunday : Riding on the mtb along the largest open water park of Holland, Gasselterveld.
Distance : 28 miles , destination : Training round home , daytime : 01:54 h
Temp : 20 degrees , wind : 3 beaufort NW , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 114 meters

Searching for sharksDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Mon, July 23, 2018 18:48:25

Friday : A holiday trip by boat and bicycle.
Distance : 16 miles , destination : Training round home , daytime : 01:48 h
Temp : 16 degrees , wind : 3 beaufort NW , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 70 meters

Evening mtb ride along the HunzeDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Mon, July 23, 2018 18:45:19

Tuesday : A nice evening ride along the small river the Hunze.
Distance : 32 miles , destination : Training round home , daytime : 01:59 h
Temp : 18 degrees , wind : 3 beaufort NW , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 116 meters

Different landscape close to homeDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Wed, July 04, 2018 21:29:48

Tuesday : Riding on the MTB through different lanscape close to home
Distance : 25 miles , destination : Training round home , daytime : 01:35 h
Temp : 20 degrees , wind : 3 beaufort NW , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 70 meters
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Cruising through the neighborhood Daily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Wed, July 04, 2018 21:28:05

Saturday : A nice cruising on the race bike through the neighborhood.
Distance : 22 miles , destination : Training round home , daytime : 01:20 h
Temp : 26 degrees , wind : 3 beaufort NW/NW, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 70 meters
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MTB bbq rideDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Wed, July 04, 2018 21:25:02

Thursday : A warm ride to a bbq evening with a nice boat trip . The weather is perfect. The lights on the mtb keeps me on the road later that evening.
Distance : 46 miles , destination : Fun ride , daytime : 02:28 h
Temp : 24/20 degrees , wind : 2/3 beaufort NW/NW, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 70 meters





Warm commuting ride 3Daily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Wed, July 04, 2018 21:22:25

Wednesday : A warm commuting ride.
Distance : 43 miles , destination : Commute work , daytime : 02:03 h
Temp : 16/26 degrees , wind : 2/3 beaufort NW/NW, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 70 meters



Warm commuting ride 2Daily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Wed, July 04, 2018 21:21:39

Tuesday : A warm commuting ride.
Distance : 43 miles , destination : Commute work , daytime : 02:02 h
Temp : 16/26 degrees , wind : 2/3 beaufort NW/NW, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 70 meters

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Warm ride commuting ride 1Daily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Wed, July 04, 2018 21:21:03

Monday : A warm commuting ride.
Distance : 43 miles , destination : Commute work , daytime : 02:04 h
Temp : 16/26 degrees , wind : 2/3 beaufort NW/NW, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 70 meters

Playing dry, wet, dryDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Wed, July 04, 2018 21:17:48

Friday : Again some rain , and now on and off fout time during the ride to work.
Distance : 43 miles , destination : Commute work , daytime : 02:28 h
Temp : 13/25 degrees , wind : 4/4 beaufort NW/NW, snowfall: no , rain : yes , hight: 70 meters





Have you seen the red flashDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Wed, July 04, 2018 21:16:01

Thursday : A dry bike day, and with some tailwind the ride back home is faster than usual, setting a new pr record on a segment without any force. The race bike runs smooth an i have found the right tuning.
Distance : 43 miles , destination : Commute work , daytime : 02:03 h
Temp : 14/25 degrees , wind : 5/6 beaufort NW/NW, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 70 meters



Again light rainDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Wed, July 04, 2018 21:11:47

Tuesday : The worn out body feeling is gone, steel leaving a hugh muscle strain. A gain there is some light rain, now for the whole ride and i can wring out the socks at work.
Distance : 43 miles , destination : Commute work , daytime : 02:10 h
Temp : 16/20 degrees , wind : 2/3 beaufort NW/NW, snowfall: no , rain : yes , hight: 70 meters



Slow recovery rideDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Wed, July 04, 2018 20:23:06

Monday : After a hard mtb ride yesterday, again on the bike today. The weather looks too nice to go by to work by car. Some light rain the last miles. The body feels really worn out, so biking slow to recover.
Distance : 43 miles , destination : Commute work , daytime : 02:19 h
Temp : 13/20 degrees , wind : 2/3 beaufort NW/NW, snowfall: no , rain : yes , hight: 70 meters







Bartje200 - mtb marathonDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Wed, July 04, 2018 20:17:24

Sunday : Finally the time is there, Bartje200. Starting in the first 300 riders wave on a 125 mile mtb ride through Drenthe. Its a dusty ride. The first mile the speed is fast and many riders pass me. I try to maintain my own speed because the ride is long. After the first 65 mile the muscles feel already tired, and we are just halfway. Finishing at rank 146 from 1280 bikers is not bad.
Distance : 125 miles , destination : MTB Competition , daytime : 09:01 h
Temp : 20 degrees , wind : 3 beaufort NW, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 570 meters




Stretching the legs for tomorrowDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Wed, July 04, 2018 20:13:42

Saturday : Streching the legs for tomorrows mtb marathon ride
Distance : 22 miles , destination : Trains round home , daytime : 01:28 h
Temp : 20 degrees , wind : 3 beaufort NE/NE, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 70 meters

Fine tuning saddle hightDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Wed, July 04, 2018 20:11:33

Tuesday : Still trying to fin tune the race bike. First by centimeters than by millimeters saddle hight.
Distance : 43 miles , destination : Commute work , daytime : 02:07 h
Temp : 12/25 degrees , wind : 2/3 beaufort NE/NE, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 70 meters

Easy does it Daily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Wed, July 04, 2018 20:09:08

Monday : Easy does it, trying to get used to the new race bike
Distance : 43 miles , destination : Commute work , daytime : 02:15 h
Temp : 13/23 degrees , wind : 2/3 beaufort NE/NE, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 70 meters

Full speed power trainingDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Wed, July 04, 2018 20:04:43

Sunday : A Short full speed power training on the mtb
Distance : 22 miles , destination : Training round home , daytime : 01:17 h
Temp : 16/16 degrees , wind : 2/3 beaufort NW/NW, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 70 meters





Warm commute ride Daily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Sun, June 10, 2018 12:34:55

Friday : A warm commute ride with a new PR on the way back home.
Distance : 43 miles , destination : Commute work , daytime : 02:08 h
Temp : 16/29 degrees , wind : 2/3 beaufort NE/NE, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 70 meters
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First Canyon ride, safe colour.Daily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Sun, June 10, 2018 12:31:17

Thursday : First ride to work on the New Canyon. The bike runs smooth, but needs a little fine tuning for saddle hight, rear derrailleur, handlebar hight and tires pressure.
A great advantage : I notice that the colour is more safe in visibility for other traffic.
Distance : 43 miles , destination : Commute work , daytime : 02:10 h
Temp : 13/25 degrees , wind : 2/3 beaufort NE/NE, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 70 meters
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Test ride on the new bike Daily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Sun, June 10, 2018 12:27:41

Wednesday : The new bike has arrived, just three weeks earlier than expected. !
And after the mounting of the saddle and handlebar take the bike out for a test ride.
Most important : the bike feels the right size M, Brand : Canyon Endurance AL 8.0 Disc.
Distance : 43 miles , destination : Test ride round home , daytime : 01:08 h
Temp : 13/25 degrees , wind : 2/3 beaufort NE/NE, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 70 meters
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Single speed rideDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Sun, June 10, 2018 12:23:53

Tuesday : Just a nice relax ride to work and back home , commute on the single speed.
Distance : 43 miles , destination : Commute work , daytime : 02:14 h
Temp : 13/25 degrees , wind : 2/3 beaufort NE/NE, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 70 meters





Relax rideDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Mon, June 04, 2018 19:51:08

Monday : Just a nice relax ride to work and back home , commute.
Distance : 43 miles , destination : Commute work , daytime : 02:15 h
Temp : 16/17 degrees , wind : 2/3 beaufort NW/NW, snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 70 meters



Exploring Bartje mid sectorDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Mon, June 04, 2018 19:43:04

Sunday : The fifth endurance mtb training to Bartje. Now on the mid sector trail , lots of roots and sand roads. After a dead end road and straight through a farmland, I come to water. i have to ride a heavy sand roads to find the nearest bridge to cross.
Distance : 80 miles , destination : Training round home , daytime : 05:27 h
Temp : 19 degrees , wind : 3 beaufort W , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 511 meters

A heavy sand road
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Warming up for tomorrow and new bikeDaily impressions

Posted by Hans Simons Mon, June 04, 2018 19:34:33

Saturday : Just a small ride on the mtb . Warming-up for tomorrows longer mtb tour.
Bought a new race bike, have too wait one month for delivery
Distance : 29 miles , destination : Training round home , daytime : 01:59 h
Temp : 20 degrees , wind : 3 beaufort NW , snowfall: no , rain : no , hight: 90 meters

Ordered a new race bike

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