Cycling in The Netherlands is not actually a sport (for us). In most countries people would say “oh yea I’m gonna cycle for a bit, little bit of gym” for us Dutchies it’s a lifestyle, it’s our main transportation. Just recently the Dutch population hit the 17 million. A fact is we have more bicycles than cars. There are approximately 10 million cars versus 20 million bicycles! fun fact right and all this with only 17 million people.
My dad and I are currently training for a tour (now we’re talking about a sport lol) that I have recently posted about (click here) called Eroica Britannia in England. We chose the 55 mile (88.5km), so with my condition I gotta train a little… ok a lot haha.
last Sunday we started our first little bit of training, of course you gotta build up so gotta take it slow right. we cycled the first 22km (13.7 mile) in an hour with a speed between 25-30 kph (15.5/18.5 mph), we took a break and had some lunch before we headed back.
From now on I will add a music tip to my posts (I’ve done this already 2 posts before). At the end of each post I will add a video from youtube from artists that I listen to. I love music, I have played the drums when I was little and I teach myself to play guitar at the moment (with the help of youtube). I love to listen to whatever sounds good in my ears. I grew up in a house where music was and still is always played in the background. We used to had a jukebox and it was always on. I grew up listening to music like The Four Tops, The Temptations, James Taylor (one of my fav.), Jim Croce and many many more of these fantastic artists. Nowadays when I’m off to work I put in my earphones when I cycle to work. When I get home I grab my guitar and play for a few minutes. We always have music playing in the background.
I love songs in every genre and from every year. I don’t judge artists by who they are I just listen to their music and I judge for myself if I like it or not. Every day again I look out for new artists to discover.