Cycling in Lugano
Countries, Europe, Switzerland
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Lugano, wauw nice lake!

Update #tourdupisa: Today i had a easy ride, 15 km in total 🙂 But this stage had the steepest part of the tour du Pisa, 18%! Just a 200 meter but it was a hard part. Nu im checked in at the Montemarina Hostel in Lugano. Take a swim, go to the supermarket and found a nice place in the park to eat and watch people. Always good! After that i walked with my shiny feets to the main shopping street in Logano. What should i do, rent a waterbike or with the train uphill and walk down. For now to the hostel i’ll buy a to ticket uphill 🙂

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St. Gotthard Pass Cycling
Countries, Europe, Switzerland
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Cycling the St. Gotthard Pass…. Wauw!

Update #tourdupisa: the day of surprises… Also this night i slept real good in my Hostel in Andermatt. Packed my bag and on my way to the Coop supermarket for some stuff. Bananas, Bread, Sweety’s. I picked my energy gels out of my big bags into my small food bag. I dont know if its the morning or something else but the climb directly killed my legs. In the begin i spotted a sign 9 km with 630mtr up. Auw! another 7% climb. In the middle of the climb i found the ritm so that was nice. But 2km before the top there was en cobble stone road. Killed my legs another time. On the top of te st Gotthard Pass i toke a little rest so i can in a good condition downhill. On the road walked some cows with bells, real Swiss! Roads with no sidewalls and a max of 68 km/h downhill. Downhill thats nice! But the managers of the tour du pisa had something i didn’t expect. Another climb! 6 km with 5.5% steepness. In the beginning so steep that you can hear me scream for my mother i guess. Yesterday i found and booked a camping place ware i would go but that was behind another steep hill. My legs were killed 3 times today so i biked around the hill and found the camping. On my way i thought of some things where i can compare this stage with; i think a labor with twins.

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Bike to Andermatt
Countries, Europe, Switzerland
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Watch the tour de france inbetween the mountains

Update #tourdupisa: Today i slept till 11 o clock, real nice when you biked the hole week and get out of bed before 8.00. I have been to the supermarket for a good breakfast and lunch. I eat this at the top o the mountains here at 3000 mtr while i see a lot of Japanese people with camel colored bodywarmers, hats and BIG camera’s. In the afternoon i watched the Tour the France finish on my iPad with the nicest view i’ve ever done.

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Bike to Andermatt
Countries, Europe, Switzerland
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The rooftop of the tourdupisa

Today it was a 12 km hard climb with 8.8% average steepness to Andermatt. I tried the focus look from Lnace Armstrong and when i had wind from behind i used the the ears tactic from Marco Pantani to get uphill. Little left to the red couch you see a wooden house thats my hostel for two days. On Monday i’ll bike to the top of the tour du Pisa. But now first i’ll relax and enjoy the views.

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Bike trough Swiss
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BINGO, my legs are exploded

Update #tourdupisa: goal of today Altdorf. I started slow because there are some real mountains in this stage. That clubs started after the picture with the thumb at the lake 😉 Till Altdorf is quite hard because of the climbs but i thought i could climb a little further to Andermatt. I used my GPS to check how long the climb would take $%^&*( and played the Maarten Ducrot BINGO in real life: „with my tong on the road”, Get this guy to his room ad bring him oxygen, From top to tow damaged, Tonight they can sweep the room with that guy.

At that moment BINGO!

I allready reached Wassen so that was nice. Tommorow a 12km climb to Andermatt. I booked a hostel for two days so i can enjoy the nice views and region. I don’t have any words more only pictures.

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Bike trough Swiss
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Restday, relax and barbershop

Update #tourdupisa: This night i slept like a baby! Real nice breakfast with everything i would have. I spoke to the Swiss trainer and he gave me some tips about the route trough Swiss. After breakfast i slept a little an lunched in the city center of Baden. Real nice cosy place. Bought some food dated that in the park and i ve been to the barbershop. All about the weight when you have to climb the mountains 😉 In the afternoon i did a little nap watched the tour the france guidebook. Tonight get a good dinner and sleep early so i can make a big move to Andermatt!

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bike in swiss
Countries, Europe, France, Germany, Switzerland
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12 hours bike ride, nice hostel!

Update #tourdupisa: Today i started at 9 and i stopped at 9 with enough climbing work, wauw! I had the find the right ritm but after that is was nice. Ive seen the 3 country zone France Germany Swiss. I biked trough Basel, after Basel i met a Dutch sportdocter he gave me a lot of tips about energy and food. He was on his tour to Croatia. Now im in Baden in a very nice hostel! With the Swiss girl cycle team! Tommorow i ve planned i rest day, so now i’m go to the bar and order a big beer!

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