Mijn meest favoriete buitenactiviteiten zijn fietsen en wandelen. Mijn fietstochten zijn een combinatie van gravelpaden, bospaden, grasstroken, akkerpaden, karrensporen en een klein deel singletracks (dat laatste meestal omdat ik per ongeluk op een "verkeerd spoor" zit). Mijn ritten classificeer ik doorgaans als "terreinrijden", waarbij avontuur boven snelheid gaat.Ik fiets en wandel om verrast en verwonderd te zijn en worden door wat ik zie in mijn omgeving. Ik ben het liefst op stille - niet toeristische - plaatsen. Alhoewel een mooie (Hanze)stad ook prachtig kan zijn. Bij mijn fietstochten en wandelingen vermijd ik dan ook zoveel mogelijk drukke routes.Ik rijd al mijn tochten met een Giant Roam XR2 2012 met instelbare voorvering (meestal gesloten); en onder het zadel een parallellogram. 's Zomers rijd ik met 42 mm banden; type Schwalbe Hurricane met een vlak "loopvlak" dat naar buiten toe in profiel overgaat. 's Winters rijd ik met Schwalbe Smart Sam banden met volledig profiel, maar nog steeds met een redelijk gesloten "loopvlak" (eveneens 42 mm).Mocht je iets willen weten: email@example.com
- 02:2330.8 mi12.9 mph1,050 ft1,025 ft
The purpose of this tour was to explore the forest area between the Amersfoortseweg and the A1 between Apeldoorn and Kootwijk.It turned out to be a nice trip on (partially I think) less well-known roads with a tour through the Kroondomein. From the starting point it goes in the direction of “Halte Assel” and from there in the direction of Hoog Soeren. Crossed over to the Kroondomein and towards Uddel. For Uddel waved off to forestry Garderen.The trail is 90% unpaved; the paved parts are small pieces to cross the main roads; and in the last part a beautiful winding bike path through forestry Garderen.Unpaved is about forest, sand and partly bridle paths (last part) and over fantastic gravel strips.The first part of the route you are reasonably climbing and descending. The last part therefore feels a lot less intensive.Departed from P along the Kootwijkerweg - exit 18 A1. Formally, the P would be closed, but there is room for at least 15 cars.
6 days ago
Made a reconnaissance drive in this region to determine if there is a second visit in it. The answer is "no" for this ride. There are really beautiful parts in between, but this route is not worth repeating.The first 15 km is in the category "if you look right, you don't see the A28 on the left". In any case, there is a piece of pasture in between with questionable access. On this part you will find Oldenaller castle and Vanenburg castle. Those places are worth it.Then it becomes more fun via the Groevenbeek estate into the Putterse forest. It is very nice to cycle up to the Appelsche heide. And just before the Voorthuizerstraat I found a fallow deer. He ate the dried grass together with a couple of horses. I could get up to 6 meters. BeautifulFrom Zwartebroek the ride was disappointing to me; in itself a beautiful area, but many (planned) route sections were provided with (sometimes in my view semi (il)legal) cycling bans; so the last part is mostly on asphalt.Ride has many different surfaces and an ATB is desirable (despite a lot of paved).Advice when using this route: plan the trip east of the line Putten - Terschuur.
7 days ago
- 01:2115.7 mi11.7 mph275 ft275 ft
Short Sunday afternoon trip from my birthplace 't Harde. The route took place in the forest area between 't Harde and Nunspeet. Made two small trips; one towards the Koeweg and one towards Landgoed Klarenbeek in Doornspijk.The ride is 80% unpaved and consists mainly of forest, sand and bridleways. There are also some nice gravel pieces in it. Most of the route is shared with hikers.What struck me in the forest; the planned route partly consisted of non-existent paths and closed paths, but it also turned out that there were many paths that were not present on the map. Perhaps metaphorical for growing up in this village? 😏😁
January 16, 2022
Beautiful ride from P at the Loenense waterfalls. From P we drove east towards the golf club and along the Vijverberger spring, then with a bend back and a bit along the track to drive towards Loenen. From Loenen towards the Loenermark.Just before the Loenermark, it turned towards Coldenhoven and Eerbeek. Passed through the areas of Molenbeek, GroenOuwe - and from Eerbeek - Boshul estate and Groot Moeshul estate. At Eerbeek you drive along the Eerbeekse Beek. You have to be careful; narrow strip next to the stream, with smooth roots; if you're not alert, you'll be so caught up in it. Then crossed the Loenermark several times, visited the sheepfold and finally back to the gravel strip along the Vijverberger brook and the rear of Ereveld Loenen.The ride takes you over beautiful (fast) gravel paths, sand paths and strips; a limited number of bridleways and some beautiful forest trails. There are a few bits of asphalt in it (largely because I had to adjust the route due to cycling bans).The ride has many types of surfaces and based on the chatter of my parallelogram I have classified the ride as ATB.I had only left in the afternoon; then it is often less busy in my experience (or everyone has gone shopping again); but it was so wonderfully quiet! Saw 1 cyclist on the Loenermark and a handful of walkers.
January 15, 2022
Bicycle tour in the category "fast touring bikes" 😅Last holiday ride cycled at my leisure and kept dry. I had no specific goal; but I wanted to take a certain bike path near Zwolle. That turned out to be the Selhorstpad. Nice trail to remember.Trip is 99% paved. At Matamaran about 500 meters over a sandy path. This path is generally suitable for cycling all year round.The environment is wide with, among other things, the Overijssels canal and the Overijsselse Vecht.
January 9, 2022
Walk along the tile holes at Windesheim and a bit through the "park" of the Windesheim estate.It is wet and slippery around the brick holes, but still manageable. Once at the Windesheim estate, you have to be very careful. You don't see much of the area, because it is wet and slippery (January 9, 2022) and so my attention was focused on something to hold on to and less on other things.Lots of water birds around the tile holes, including; blue and egret, coot, cormorant, swans and various types of ducks.The recently completed bridges and the vantage point behind the Windesheim buildings stand out on the estate.
January 9, 2022
It is winter; and winter and my lungs are not like each other 😬.So today a simple ride on mostly well-maintained paths. About 30% is paved (cycle path, car-free roads). The rest is largely sand and gravel. There are a few pieces of forest path and "chimney strip" (grass).Relaxed cycling and enjoyed the sun and the beautiful skies. The area is largely wide, with a few patches of forest; including the Vosmansbos near Lettele. The strange thing about that forest is; you are actually not allowed to cycle there, but there is an ATB trail through it..🤔🤨On the route you will find a lot of water, including the Schipbeek and the Oude Schipbeek; in addition, countless other canals and streams, including various weirs.Ride classified as gravel. You really do need it. Adventure touring bike(er) could also be possible.
January 6, 2022
Last ride of 2021. Also the ride that puts 4000 km on the sporty counter.Departed from Heeten, where - after asking nicely - I parked at Electroworld.No complicated journey; great for a gravel bike. For 1/3 paved, you can enjoy the beautiful farms, barns and other types of farm-like accommodations. The remainder are forest paths, gravel and sand paths. Everything is pretty compact at the moment.Route starts in Heeten; from there direction Colmschate (Deventer) and over the A50 towards Joppe. That is the turning point on the journey. Then it turned to Harfsen and then back to the North via Okkenbroek and Bathmen. On the way, pay close attention not to get into the path of the various carbide shooters.It was mostly a quiet trip; low traffic (of any kind).I wish everyone a very happy new year. Good health, happiness and many sporty kilometers again in 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣2️⃣🍾
December 31, 2021
Just like NPO Radio 2 is on its way to the last number in the top 2000 before the turn of the year; so today was my penultimate ride on my way to the 2021 Top 4000km and 7500km over the years with Komoot.As Friday December 31st I hope for the weather gods that favor me and plan one last ride for this year.This ride is not very spectacular: from Heino in the direction of Den Alerdinck (where a rattling sound alerted me to worn brake pads; replaced on the spot) and then crossed over to Windesheim. Then towards Wijhe to turn around and cycle home via castle Nijenhuis.Largely cycle path and car-free roads; a few forest trails, small pieces of gravel and a cart track. E.e.a. accompanied by a refreshing shower of rain 😅
December 29, 2021