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2016 review
The year comes to a close and it is time to see what happened to my New Year Resolutions . Yoga Everyday Well, this didn't go so well. Overall I managed about every second day, though I have done most of it in the first half of the year. But it turned into ...

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Shanghai 144 hour transit visa
Short tip this time, just to confirm to anyone googling for the 144 hour transit visa for Shanghai that it really works. I have just been to Shanghai using the 144 hour transit visa. My trip was from Barcelona via Dubai to Shanghai and finally Manila. You c...

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Solo cycling weekend in Ripoll
Amazingly this is the first multiple day cycling trip that I have done alone so far. I had the weekend for myself and decided to use it to explore some new roads in Catalonia. After asking my cycling friends for some tips I decided on using Ripoll as a base...

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What is in my bag. Part 1: Small Saddlebag
I wanted to this for a while, but it came up again recently, so here it goes. This is my small saddle bag, that I use daily and in group rides. For sportives or Gran Fondos I use a slightly bigger bag, which I will come to in a different post. I don't reall...

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La Ruta Minera
Mauro talked me into taking part in the La Ruta Minera sportive, conveniently he broke his collarbone before and didn't join. On paper this looked like a lot of fun. It is a bit shorter than Gran Fondo La Mussara  and a "bit" more climbing. The event starts...

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Half Time for New Year Resolutions
Half a year is over and it is time to see how my New Year Resolutions are going. Yoga Everyday Pretty well I would say. Since I started tracking it with HabitBull I have done it in three of four days. I found it harder when traveling or with days where I ha...

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Gran Fondo La Mussara 2016 Report
Last year I attended the the Gran Fondo La Mussara , it is a great event, well organized and with a beautiful route. Sadly I was not able to finish it. I had to give up after 110 of the 189 km. I was not properly prepared due to various injuries and illness...

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Gran Fondo Barcelona 2016 Review
race number This year I took part in the second Gran Fondo Barcelona . A Gran Fondo or Sportive is basically a large group ride with a given route, which shouldn't be competitive. The advantage is that you are often travelling on closed roads and there is s...
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