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Eleven cities biking tour 2018

Eleven cities biking tour 2018

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.

 

Relive ’11 steden tocht’

New frogbike 78

New frogbike 78

Since last week we got a Frogbike in our family. It is our third frogbike.
In the past we had a Frogbike 55 (20 inch/ 2014), frogbike 62 (24 inch/ 2015) and now we got a Frogbike 78 (26 inch/ 2018)

We had a Cube 260 in the family with a bit to large cranck set and my son wasn’t happy riding it. On his Genesis Core 26 however he did like riding.
During some mtb chalanges I met Pieter from  “De Kleine Spaak” ( dutch bikeshop specialized in lightweight kids bikes)

He told me Frogbikes will come with a new Frog 78 with a better geometry. This winter we had a test ride on the new Frogbike with good results.

test ride frogbike 78
test ride frogbike 78

After the test ride we did order our new Frogbike 78 in Neon red.
We do have the bike at home now and I’m planning to create a trekking bike out of it. More info in a special post.

The Frogbike 78 is available in the following colors: Neon Red, Neon Green, Dark Grey, Team Sky Black .
Check your local bike store if you want some help on creating a trekkingbike from your Frogbike.

If you got any questions, leave a reaction below or use the  contact form.

Some specs and photos.

Specs:
Standard specs from Frogbike.

Approx Age 13+ (finn is nearly 10 inside leglength is 65 cm)
Available colours Neon Red, Neon Green, Dark Grey, Team Sky Black
Weight 10 kg (trekkingbike will be approx 12kg)
Wheel size 26″ (ETRTO/ISO 559)
Frame 6061 T6 heat treated, double butted aluminium alloy, seat tube 18″ (465mm)
Fork 6061 T6 heat treated aluminium alloy
Crank set / Chainring Frog Bikes patented aluminium straight arm cranks with Frog Bikes double chain guard, 155mm, steel 34t chainring
Bottom Bracket Neco, square taper, 68/107.5, cartridge bearings
Pedals Frog Bikes eco-friendly rice husk composite pedal, w/reflectors, 9/16″
Front Hub Quando, aluminium, sealed hub, QR, 28 hole
Rear Hub Quando, aluminium, sealed hub, QR, 28 hole, Shimano type 8-speed free hub body
Cassette Shimano Altus, HG-31, 8-speed, 11-32t
Rear Dereailleur Shimano Altus, M310, 8-speed
Chain KMC, 8-speed
Rim Aluminium, 26×1.5, double wall, machined braking surface
Seat post Aluminium, micro adjust, 27.2mm
Seat clamp Aluminium, QR
Headset Neco, 1″1/8 semi-integrated threadless, aluminium Frog Bikes top cap
Handlebar Aluminium, straight, 540mm
Stem Aluminium, 1″1/8, 60mm, 4 bolt clamp
Grips Soft rubber grip with lock ring, 30mm OD
Gear Shifter Shimano Alivio, M360, 8-speed, rapid fire
Brake Levers Frog Bikes’ designed Tektro easy reach brake lever
Brakes (F+R) Tektro 836AL, aluminium, linear pull
Saddle Frog Bikes junior specific saddle (medium), w/ steel rails
Tyres Primary Kenda K154, 26×1.5, hybrid, (ETRTO/ISO 40-559)
Tyres Secondary Kenda K1153, 26×1.75, MTB, (ETRTO/ISO 47-559)
Mudguards Full length, resin, black
Accessories box Bell, bike reflectors white/red, wheel reflectors orange/white, frame protector patches

Foto:

Standard bike with kickstand

Mini cycling holiday

Mini cycling holiday

It is about a month ago since we had our last small cycling holiday.
On 14-15 october 2017 we had a very warm weekend in the Netherlands.

So we planned our small cycling trip. My son (9 years) would like to stay on a campsite with swimming pool.
After some searches we found “Ardoer Camping Ackersate” to stay.

We planned our trip and try to get some quite roads and even some unpaved ones as well.
Due to the weather we had a great weekend and some nice cycling routes.
After a night sleep in the tent we did drove back to home.

The trip can be viewed below on the map.

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mini fietsvakantie 2017

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Camping ackersate: 52.186865, 5.626416

And off course we had our camera with us to get some footage.

It is nice to have this weekend nearby our home.

Up north

Up north

We are about to go to Norway to cycle the Coastelroute 17 ( kystriksveien  17 ). The travelling.zone website is not yet ready for our travel info but you will see some instagram images during our trip.