The last time I went on adventure was in January with a friend hiking in Monchau. It was very nice! There was a lot of snow and the beer tasted good! My last adventure alone was at the end of november 2018, hiking in the Belgium Ardennes. Besides the bad weather I had (rain and freezing), the big disadvantage was the winter time. Around 5 in the afternoon it got dark and two hours later I was in my sleeping bag because is was so cold. When the day is longer, you can do more!
So what about the year 2019? I’m gonna try bikepacking! I have thought about before, but never went for it. I have almost all the gear I need for it. I will go on my mountainbike and bring my light hiking gear. The only gear I need are some specific bikepacking bags for on my mountainbike. When you look into bikepacking bags there are a lot! From cheap to very expensive custom bags. For the most I will go for Topeak bikepacking bags. They are pricewise in the middle of the pack. I like the brand, have some other stuff of Topeak and the quality is good. One advantage of the backloader is that you can take the pre shaped dry bag out so you don’t have to take the bag completely of the bike.
In april I’ve got a week off and I’m planning for a trip between 500 and 600 km. For the route I have multiple ideas, so not completely sure yet, but one trip that I would like to make is from Amsterdam to Paris! Somehow I think it would be very nice to finish the trip on the Champs D’elysee with some champaign cycling 🙂 Whatever the trip will be, it will be quite the bike ride. Mostly because of that I decided two weeks ago that I want to get into shape. I haven’t had any alcohol since, no calory rich soda’s and I have been eating more healthy. As much as I can no processed food, more fruits then normal and more chicken, fish and turkey and less other kinds of meat. Also, when I go running or cycling, it’s better to look and what you consume during and after sports. I found this schedule for “endurance sports” from Vifit and I like it. Im eating less then what it says but it’s working for me now.
I will let you know what my trip will be and I will be writing during the trip!