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100 Kilometres on Gravel

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Yesterday my wife and I took a longer route than usual, and did a 100 kms over gravel, fire roads, and bike lanes around National Park Veluwezoom and Hoge Veluwe (Arnhem/Ede area).

It wasn’t as tough as I thought it would be, but admittedly it’s the first time I ever did 100 kms on (mostly) unpaved roads, and it’s definitely harder than doing it on tarmac. For Karolina, this was the first time she did a ride of this length on any surface, and she did really great.

Here a side-note about my wife’s aerobic capacity: its name is La Máquina. Basically whatever you throw at it, be it an assault bike, a rower, jump rope, or a gravel bike, her heart rate doesn’t really go beyond 130 bpm, most of the time it doesn’t even cross 100 bpm.

To those of you that enjoy bike riding, be it hard core MTB, monster cross or simply laid back weekend trips on a trekking bike, we can wholeheartedly recommend the Veluwe area. Best routes are available, as always, from Christiaan Warger at Gravelrides.cc.