February is home to the famous “The Slovakia Experiment”, this year my first long distance gravel race. I reflect on what it means to follow the planned route and develop new long-distance racing tactics.
Winter tour to Bratislava
Blessed with wonderful weather in January, I cycled between two European capitals and back in a day. Join me on my mini-adventure.
It was a journey of a lifetime. Some thoughts on how I changed over that amazing week, and how I managed with post-race blues.
BMB22 Day 6 – Greudnitz to Berlin
The last day and my triumphal arrival into Berlin. But it can't be that easy, can it?
BMB22 Day 5 – Eibenstock to Greudnitz
Day 5 of BMB, with a huge solo effort through the hills to Dresden and along the flats along the Elbe river.
BMB22 Day 4 – Regensburg to Eibenstock
Day 4 takes us out of Bavaria and into the hills of Saxony, where things start to get really difficult.
BMB22 Day 3 – Regensburg return
Day 3 is an out and back race through Bavaria to make checkpoints 4 and 5 in time. Our little group start to break up.
BMB22 Day 2 – Gera to Regensburg
On day 2 we're feeling strong and eat up the kilometers through Saxony, Thüringen and Bavaria to get to Regensburg, but the accommodation isn't quite what we imagined.
BMB22 Day 1 – Berlin to Gera
The pre-race briefing, the grand départ from Berlin and the first day of riding. Will a crash hold us back?
BMB22 Preparation 2 – Planning and training
Training for Berlin-Munich-Berlin needs a special toolbox of skills, including heat acclimatisation, endurance, night riding and equipment preparation.
BMB22 Preparation 1 – First Steps
My first steps to prepare for my biggest bike ride ever - 1500 km over 11,000 meters of elevation, in 5 days and 8 hours.
2021 – what did I learn?
2021 was a big year for me. So what did I learn?