This morning I woke up around 9. Finally it’s time to go bikepacking! I’ve been looking forward to this trip.
My first idea was to go with the train to Amsterdam and start at the train station. A disadvantage is the weather it is quite cold, and the more South you go, the warmer it will get. Also, I was looking forward to ride! So I decided to start from my home in Nijmegen.
This was the first time I went on my mountainbike with bikepacking bags with my gear in it. That was a learning curve! Stopped a few time to adjust the kit but after 20 km it was good. My goal was at least to go to Belgium!
After 25 km I stopped to eat some french frites 🙂 I have some food with me, gels and bars, but the rest of the food I will get on the road. I do like getting food at different places and in Belgium there are a lot of different kinds of beer 🙂
After 60 km I stopped and take a look at some campings. I found a camping just in Belgium and decided to go there. In the last 5 km I entered a forrest and had to go on a dirt road, happy that I was on a mountainbike!
The total for today was 93 km and I’m happy with that! The weather is still cold but dry, sometimes a little bit of sun. Having some food now and a beer. Tomorrow is another day in the dream factory 🙂