One big FTW group ride and one solo ride round out a summer in a way that feels hard and final and renewing, a perfect circle of beginning and ending, closure and new life.
My first overnight bike trip since the European tour may have only been two days but the peninsula is beautiful and it was good to get back in the saddle.
Beautiful Bruges lace and Belgian canal hopping is marred by an excruciating day of travel.
Rural coastland takes me into Belgium, Bruges, and my baby.
After 3 weeks apart Vanessa and I finally meet back up in the Dam for some good fun with Amy.
We ride from Leiden to The Hague and then I finally get to ride the LF1 Noordzee route from Scheveningen to Zandvoort.
While you were all watching the eclipse I was having a pleasant day riding through the forest of Amsterdam.
300 miles later I have officially made it to Amsterdam and take several days to just be a tourist.
The city route turns out to be a happy accident when I get to experience 2 markets and several lakes in and around this quaint little town.
Riding by 18th century windmills, mini horses, and swans into cheese town.