It is 2007 when I first participate at the Bart Brentjes Challange. Bart is a former mountainbiker who is having his own team now.
The BBC does start in Eijsden, southern Netherlands, called Limburg
Limburg is known for his more hilly area, so the climbs are longer then the rest of the Netherlands.
In 2009 I did participate again in the trail ride.
Would it be fun to ride it again with my ten year old son. Is it something he could enjoy as well or is it just something I want?
We decide to go for it and plan a long weekend in Limburg.
On Friday we did ride the “sint pietersberg” , this new trail is very technical and some nice views.
On Saturday we did relax and picked up our race numbers.
Sunday 07 october it is raceday.
It was a bit colder then the last vieuw days so we did start in our tights.
Then the waiting begins before we are set to go.
And the we can ride on. After a few corners we did the the trails for ourselves. Passing by some riders with mechanical issues.
It gets warmer when we have our first climb, so we stripped down to shorts.
During the ride we did get a lot of reaction. My son was really motivated to ride on. On some climbs he was able to pass some adults as well, wich made him go even faster.
At the end we have rode a 42,5 km ( 26 miles) and had 580 altitude meters.
Proud of what we did we drove home to enjoy the photo’s and did create the video.
We are going to ride some more of these trails.
We have been mountainbike a long time with the familiy. We did notice it is hard to make nice downhill track is there is no cablecar nearby.
We parked our car on the top and rolled down the mountain and I did cycle up again to get the car.
Then I found out there is a bungy rope designed for bikers.
I orderded one for testing.
A few weeks a go we did test the rope in Belgium. Our son (10 years) has developed quite some riding skills but he does miss the strength on long climbs.
(for now lucky for me 😉 )
This summer we plan to use it in Austria where climbs a much longer.
For now I’m happy with the first rides.
A few weeks ago we were in Friesland already, we then cycled with our tour-bikes the “elfstedentocht“.
The second day of Pentecost (whit-monday) we did ride the 240 kilometer eleven cities bike ride.
We were accompanied by 15.000 other bikers.
Different categories of cyclists participate in the tour. Fast ‘race’-cyclists, sporty cyclists and real recreational cyclists. The bicycles of the participants also vary. During the tour we see a lot of racing bikes, but also ‘regular’ bicycles, transport bikes, tandems and recumbent bicycles.
I only rode 140 km, but it was a great ride to follow.
Last may holiday we did ride most of the elfstedenroute .
The elfstedentocht is a iceskate trip that only take place when there is enough ice to ride it on iceskates.
Due to bad weather and a broken spoke we have to make some changes in the route.
|friday 27 april 2018||Balk||Molkwerum||29||65||13|
|saterday 28 april 2018||Molkwerum||Witmarsum||31,5||24||12,7|
|sunday 29 april 2018||Witmarsum||Harlingen||22||43||12,1||spaakbreuk|
|monday 30 april 2018||Harlingen||Berlikum||32||41||12|
|tuesday 1 may 2018||Berlikum||Leeuwarden||23||74||11||Code geel / wind|
|wednesday 2 may 2018||Leeuwarden||Balk||32||103||14,3||Trein Leeuwarden / Sneek|
Een impressie van de route kan je hieronder bekijken.