Further: a race into the unknown

Friday 23rd of August 2019 "Goooo!" Camille shouted. We look at each other. Is this it? The first few racers start running and soon the others follow. It's only 100 meters, only 0.018 % of the race, but it feels important. My heart rate shoots up. What am I doing? This is not what I … Continue reading Further: a race into the unknown

Tour Du Congo

By Dennis Ruijgt As in the seventies when Muhammed Ali shocked the world in Congo during the “rumble in the jungle”, anticipation mounted for the debut performance in Congo of the mixed team of Kenyan and Dutch riders. Tour du Congo was the stage, three Kenyan and two Dutch riders the protagonists, accompanied by the … Continue reading Tour Du Congo

Time leaves us polished stones: notes from the trip to Paris and back

Intro Sunday started like always - I came in to Lola just after the doors opened, ordered a cup of coffee and waited for the rest of the group to come in for the usual weekend ride. I was excited, but also a bit worried. For a moment, I really wanted to abandon my plans … Continue reading Time leaves us polished stones: notes from the trip to Paris and back

Hummus, Hezbollah and the Pursuit of Happiness

Tour de Lebanon It is often said that who we are as individuals is largely determined by the things we have experienced. But what if what we have experienced in life has also been experienced by millions of other people?  Who are we then really? Taking for granted the lower rungs of Maslow’s pyramid, for … Continue reading Hummus, Hezbollah and the Pursuit of Happiness

Albania: Adventure in Europe’s Backyard

“Cycling is brutal, it always wants a little more than you can give. The joy and fulfilment it gives are only on loan. It asks for them back when you need those things the most.” -Lachlan Morton A large, unlit firework appeared with “don’t hold when lit” written clearly along the left hand side of … Continue reading Albania: Adventure in Europe’s Backyard