Traveling

Bikeride into Germany with Victor

Victor has been a buddy of mine for a long time now. We’ve studied, worked traveled and even lived together for a while in the UK. So it wasn’t surprising that he started working as a colleague 9 months ago.

But all good things must also end, so he had his last day of work last tuesday. Since I had a day off the next day, we decided to do a one day bicycle trip into Germany. We ended doing about 170km, and it was awesome. Here are some of the pics.

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This was already in Germany, about 10km after Emmerich. We had a small stop since I wanted to check the map. A little bit further and…. we’d be at this beautiful castle.

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For me, this is a typical German town. Some larger houses, a wheat field and the townsname on a yellow sign. As German as it could be.

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Close to Rees is an abandoned building. I’m not sure what it was, but there were coal-carts, rails, ovens and boilerrooms. I’ve been here a couple of years ago, but things have changed. People actually turned it into a “Chill-Lounge” as they called it themselves. Looks kinda relaxed! Click on the image of a larger version of the panorama.

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These are actually 3 photo’s merged together since I didn’t bring any fisheye lens.

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A photo for our dear friends Sjoerd Bisselink and Clair Bissell.

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This was in Wesel, and was a bit typical for our trip. Often you find yourself cycling in a dull place, and all of a sudden something huge/old like this appears. We’ve seen castles like Hogwarts, or this in the middle of a boring neighbourhood. Cool stuff.

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This is actually only 10% of the whole image. And, it was taken while cycling on my bicycle. Didn’t stand still.

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Here, we’re back in the Netherlands. The sun was setting, it was finally getting a bit cooler, and we had a final 20km to go through forrest and open fields. But we managed to get to Boxmeer and take the train home.

It was an awesome journey, lot’s of fun and with some lessons learned.

  • Don’t underestimate the sun, use sunlotion. I’ve been called “tomato” and “lobster boy” all day the next day at the office…
  • Do a LOT of regular long trips to get used to your bicycle saddle. Even while using a bicycle-short with a pad, my ass hurt like hell.
  • Have some extra space for bottles/food. I had a small bag on my steer, but it wasn’t big enough.
  • Bring a small toolkit.

That was it, hope you enjoyed the pics. Can’t wait for my next adventure!

55km bicycle trip to Doesburg

It was perhaps a bit late, but I wanted to do a bicycle trip yesterday. So at 17:00 I got on my bike and started moving.

I’ve been on the road from Arnhem to Zutphen/Brummen quite often, but I never went to Doesburg, which is close to the road. It’s a famous little town, so I had to visit it. I must say, it was quite nice.

After visiting the town, I decided not to go back the same route. I never like seeing the same road twice, so I just kept on going in the direction of Didam. There I cought up with my regular route to Germany, and went home.

Here are some pics of the journey, all taken with my Canon EOS M and it’s kitlens.

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Last but not least, here’s the route I did.

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80km bike ride Arnhem Kleve Emmerich and back

So, I didn’t need to work last Wednesday. What did I do? Well, I felt like going for a bike trip.

I left home pretty late, around 2PM, but ended doing a 80km trip. Had lot’s of wind, which wasn’t helping. And even a bit of rain inbetween Kleve and Emmerich. But in the end, I made it back home. I also got some groceries in Kleve, so my backpack was top-heavy. Wasn’t helping but it’s always fun doing groceries in a different country with different products.

A small experiment: took my EOS M Systemcamera along and shot all pics in RAW format. I never did that before with this camera, but I feel I should’ve used that feature a long long time ago.

Anyway, here are the pics. Enjoy!

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Some nature, and a parrot

Today, the Dutch have been celebrating Kingsday. For me it went a ride on my bicycle to two friends.

They live about 20km away and ended up, with a detour, making it a nice 50km ride. Took some photos along the route, and also capture my friends parrot, Senna. What  great name!

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ABOUT ME

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I'm a blogger who likes to travel, take photos, write stories about my adventures, do bicycle trips, model and print 3D, create websites, create video's, play airsoft, watch Formula 1 and much more.

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