SUCH20

The Swiss Ultracycling Challenge took place between 2nd and 6th of September 2020. 
The concept was simple. Start at any train station in Switzerland. Visit all the 26 Swiss cantons as fast as possible. Get to Bern before Sunday at noon. @such.bike Simone Eder and me …

Consolation Tour Day 2

First a closed road by fallen trees around kilometer 9.  Then headwind most of the day. Plus the terrible heat of the french July sun. And nothing around. Nothing. Pas de tout. It seems that this part of the Burgundy, of mustard and wine fame, …

Consolation Tour Day 1

DAY 1. Although I had been expecting it since the breakout of the COVID-19 crisis, facing the reality of the cancellation of the @northcapetarifawas not easy. Most of my year had been planned around the four weeks I reserved to ride across Europe, I had …

T-189 // Easy enough

Winter is being kind. Weekly long rides. Cold but manageable. New pedals under the lupe. (After on axl change and twice a year service necessary, the xtr got in my nerves)189 days to go and xmas around the corner. Looking forward to a week of …

Bad nights in Irland 1/3

I find the third day in an ultra endurance event probably the hardest. My Day 3 in the TAW19 was particularly hard. Strava says that I left the hotel I was in Altan at 4:45. It was still pitch dark. Two of the restaurant service …

Registration NCT Live

I am not much of a (in-front-of) camera person, but I was stucked in a cheap motel with a bunch of film equimepent and I thought it would be fun to point a camera at me while I would finally drop the payment for the North Cape – Tarifa registration. (Funny enough, I was so nervous that I started speaking Spanish),
The way I have done it the last couple years. First recover from the summer event. Start to get the call of the road. Start to surf the net. Pick a few events. Make a decision. Start to tell people about it. Tell more people about it. Then some more. Then register. There is no way back. πŸ™‚