Hi peeps, this one that you see today has been the last ride of 2012. Autumn was in full swing but it already felt like winter. I took the train to Woerden, where I started another bike ride from, and then rode back to Amsterdam. It was misty, damp and very cold.
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Hey hey, just a quick-ride to share with you a couple of new discoveries just in my back-yard. I rode again to IJburg, the latest artificial island development in Amsterdam, an area of incredible novelty and experimentation.
Approacing it from another “entrance”, I was able to spot the bridge that I crossed in this other bike ride. Definitely a nice bridge!
As I explained in my previous bike ride, the summer season allows plenty of bike rides after office hours because the days get so long. One sunny day, we decided to cycle to the seaside with my friend Bert, the same I conquered Marken with!
This time around, this incredible sunset was our ultimate reward.
Among the best things of the Netherlands are the super long days that we get in spring and summer. During such times, there are still 4 or 5 hours of full sunlight available after office hours!
Those are the days when you can just leave for a bike ride after work and stretch out as far as you wish. Like this ride of mine to Enkhuizen, a town 70 km north of Amsterdam!
I left around 18 and arrived there around 22, so four hours time, including the dinner break in Hoorn (point B on the map), where I had cycled once with my friend Emanuele in 2008. Back then, with a regular city bike! I entered into town at the same wind-rideen spot along the sea where we did 4 years before. The seagulls were holding firmly their positions on the poles.