Robin Overeem

Marathon runner, adventurer and hedonist on a bicycle.

Robin Overeem

Great restart at Bike Marathon Neustadt

As far as sporting events are concerned, we have been living in gloomy times over the past few months. It was no different for the mountain bikers. Not counting Apeldoorn (just before the Corona outbreak), it has been almost a year since I ran my last marathon. A very long training period was the alternative, in which there were only a few moments ...

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Nordenau - The struggle with the wind, the mountains, and an imaginary competitor

We plod endlessly up a steep gravel path. All I can hear is the wind and the creaking of my cleats in the pedals. The higher we climb, the more panoramic the view becomes, with forested hills and nappy ski slopes. In the distance lies Nordenau, a sleepy village that in winter is not much more ...

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Rally di Romagna - Spectacle in the Italian Apennines

"Dai dai! Dai dai!" - resounds over the Via dei Mulini, an Italian street in the village of Casola Valenio that has a very similar slope to the Old Holleweg. Fortunately, there are a number of busybodies on the side who, with their enthusiasm, soon manage to get me out of the saddle. The harder I go ...

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Rhenish Marathon - Rushing between the vineyards

On a sunny German campsite, situated between the vine-covered mountain slopes and idyllic banks of the Rhine, there is the first - and certainly not the last - cycleXperience/Bikesight encampment this weekend. Marathon specialist, friend and camp boss Juul van Loon is accompanying me in Rhens these days. We are both here for the Canyon Rhein ...

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