Day 26: Meet Jorrin & Dutch Dunes

Today I wondered how many of my blog posts begin with the word today: Only 4 it seems. So that’s cool. Apart from that, I met Jorrin at Lola to talk bikes, plan our 3-day trip during which we want to cycle to Delfzijl (“from Delft to Delfzijl”) near the German border, and, finally, go for a ride.

That ride turned into an 80km spin alongside the coast, all the way up to Zandvoort, the former and probably future F1 grandprix circus (which is a bit crazy to think about, just because it is really, really small). Despite the weather (I did not get too lucky with it so far, I remember last spring to have been much nicer), I really enjoyed it and Jorrin’s company. Since this is a blog about biking and Jorrin is huge into bikes (one particular kind, especially) he would deserve to be featured more thoroughy, but that maybe will come later.

Suffice it to say for now that Jorrin once bought 27 bike show stands. The seller (a shop closing down) apparently thought that he was mad.

Unfortunately, I made the mistake of wearing long trousers underneath my cycling shorts, which looks cool, but also caused some unnecessary scuffing and pain toward the end of the ride. And I also disconnceted the heart rate strap while in the cafe (to save battery) and then couldn’t get it on while riding. Don’t do this again.

Tot zo,


Moritz Beller

Moritz Beller

My name is Moritz Beller. I became a full time cycling pro amateur around the Netherlands and beyond to fill a time gap between jobs after temporarily leaving my post-doc at TU Delft. In this blog, I want to share what I experience during my time on and off the road.