Biking to stay fit
Born in the Netherlands in 1958, in the province Groningen in a small town called Bellingwolde.
I'm married, having two sons and i'm working as an ICT-network engineer in the customers services, car related.
Biking is very common in the Netherlands so i'm doing it throughout my whole life.
In the year 2001 the biking is gone to an higher level caused by traffic-jams, low travelling-money and to get rid of the daily work-stress and to keep fit.
From now and then biking to everyday biking.
I started more biking upon the year 2000 .
After I had saved an old mtb bike from drowning, I overrhauled it, painted it and start biking offroad.
I noticed that offroad riding was realy fun. A year later I bought a real mountain bike and start exploring the surrounding woods and fields.
In 2004 I took my old race bike, a Peugeot Record Du monde 1981, which was I my possession since I was sixteen years old, from the loft to the street. Greased it and start biking ones a week to work for 42 miles. Slowly I did get used to the effort and raised the number of times. Within the year I had raised it to five times a week. Since then I ride almost everyday.
On the way I have build up experience in getting bikes running in all sorts of weather conditions. All the maintenance is done by myself.
From an old race bike