Guillaume takes on IncaDivide

Posted on October 08, 2019 by Joe Sullivan | 0 comments

One of our friends, Guillaume, tackled the infamous Inca Divide ultra-endurance race, described as “the highest, most difficult, yet most beautiful ultra-cycling race in the world.” This year, only 12 riders finished. This is Guillaume's story of the IncaDivide. 

New Year's Resolution

The IncaDivide is a self-supported ultra-distance race going through the Peruvian Andes. It covers 1700km with an elevation gain of more than 30.000m and climbing several times up to 5000 meters above sea level, making it one of the most difficult self-supported endurance bike races in the world. On January 1st of this year, I knew I wanted to achieve something crazy on the bike as a New Year's Resolution. This race was a way for me to step out of my shadow as a pure weekend warrior, and I had 7 months to prepare for one of the hardest rides of my life.

The next morning I began to train to arrive in Peru as ready as possible for the event. I went through very demanding sessions; winter rides in the snow, intense indoor workouts, and early group rides. In addition to getting stronger, I had to get used to the ultra-endurance life as well, with a few self-supported bike journeys to prepare myself. The first one was a trip from Brussels to Lisbon and back in only 5 weeks in April. During the summer, I spent a month in Jura and in the Alps to train to long climbs and high altitude. Beginning of August, I was finally ready, packed up my bike, and headed to Peru.

Race Day

After a week of acclimatizing to the elevation in the mountains in Huaraz, race day was finally upon us. The race started at 5AM after a very early breakfast organized by the official race hotel. The first hour of race was neutral as we left Trujillo in a peloton. After crossing the small town of Huanchaco, the race truly started as a strong tailwind pushed us to the bottom of the first climb of the race, taking us from sea level to 3200m elevation in just 150 km. And the least we can say is that it was a hell of a first day. Thankfully, this first day of riding was entirely on asphalt, allowing me to reach the first checkpoint of the race (CP1) on the same day, after a ride of 15 hours and only climbing! Not taking any risks with riding through the night, I decided to sleep there and have a good rest as the next days would be even more difficult. 

And indeed, the next three days were almost only made of gravel, always riding above 2500m and regularly climbing to 3500m. This first half of the race, the north loop, brought us in the Cordillera Negra (Black Andes, mainly dark and deserted mountains) and gave us the opportunity to cross amazing landscapes and very warm conditions during the afternoon. However, the nights remained quite cold and I often had to put my long sleeved jersey and leg warmers to cope with the low temperatures, especially in the long downhill sections. 

The fourth day brought me to the lowest elevation point of the race, indicating that the half of the distance had been covered. A good rest was necessary to enter the south loop in the Cordillera Blanca (White Andes, consisting mainly of snowcapped summits) to face one of the highlights of the journey on the next day, the Punta Olimpica tunnel. Starting from 1300m, I quickly reached CP2 and had to climb for ten hours straight to reach the summit at 4736m before finally starting the descent on the other side of the Huascaran National Park. Although it was one of the hardest things I’d ever done on a bike, it was all worth it giving the amazing sceneries and the view on the Huascaran mountain. 

Oxygen = life

After one day on the smooth asphalt, I was back on the very bad shaped gravel roads. The south loop consisted in higher altitudes as we were now always above 3000m and regularly touching the 5000m, meaning we had to cope with extremely low oxygen conditions. The constant roughness of the road, and just the amount of time in the saddle began to take its toll on me both physically and mentally. I kept talking myself out of quitting, knowing the finish got closer with every pedal stroke. A real boost to my morale came from the scenery at this altitude; where the landscapes are even more gorgeous as the colors seem brighter contrasted by the several white summits surrounding our route. 

As from the small town of San Marcos, there would be no shop nor hotel for the next 160 km, I therefore decided to stop there to sleep. In order to go as far as possible, I decided to leave very early, at 1AM and started a gravel climb of 6 hours to the Antamina Mine.

The finish is at the finish line

After this point, I spent the rest of the day at very high altitudes (above 4500 m) till the Pastorouri pass; one of the most epic scenery a bike ride can offer you. From the pass, it was only a long descent of 300 km toward the Panamerican road, a busy highway with plenty of crazy truck drivers. Just a last stop at CP3 in Carhuaz and I was on my way to the finish line. 

Before starting the race, I had no reference to how hard this would be, but I easily believe this is one the hardest races in the world. Indeed, it was not always rosy as I went through very difficult times during the race, both physically at altitude and mentally with the long hours in the saddle. The issue of finding food in between spread-out towns was not making it easier. But I eventually found the right motivation to keep on. I finally reached the finish line in 4th place after 7 days, 10 hours and 29 minutes. I couldn’t have dreamt of a better ending for my first ever ultra-endurance race. Besides the result, I went through an amazing adventure and met a lot of lovely people from all around the world. The organizers, Bikingman, say that they are one big family and all along the course and my week-long adventure, I felt included in this family. 

The moment I’m writing this, I’m in Faro, South of Portugal, a few days prior to taking part to my second ultra race. I think I’m getting addicted to these kind of adventures!

New Bike Day: N + 1

Posted on August 20, 2019 by Vincent Van Parys | 0 comments

When you’ve already got a garage full of bikes, you might wonder why there’s always the need to have one extra bike to make the collection “complete” (at least for a few years). I decided a while ago that my next bike would be a gravelbike. Yes, it’s currently the booming trend in the cycling industry, but there’s a really good reason for it: you don’t need to limit your rides to the beaten path. And especially if you go bikepacking, it means more comfort during those long days in the saddle.

Gravel

Nearly every manufacturer of standard road bikes has added a gravel/off-road bike to their range. I looked over the great options of Open Cycles, Ridley (new Kanzo!), Bombtrack, to name a few. However, I decided I wanted something unique. Not just repainting over a standard frame, but I’m talking about fully custom: geometry built for me, unique artsy paintjob, components of my choosing from the ratchet of my hubs to an oversized bottom bracket. 

Bellé Cycles

For my personal N+1 bike, I decided to work together with Enrico Bellé, the Italian framebuilder who lives in the region of Barcelona, Spain. I picked him instead of a whole range of custom frame builders because I like the fact that he mainly focusses on gravel and road bike geometry, works together with great painters to finish the frame and from the first moment I contacted him, I could feel his sense of professionalism and his knowledge about the topic. Enrico has great knowledge of both the physical element of the frame and the manufacturing process, as well as a good understanding of geometries tailored to the individual. When it comes to custom, an expert with his hands as well as his mind cannot be valued enough. 

A big part of creating a custom bike is trust. It's true, I decided on the geometry for this bike myself, using bike geometry software and some elaborate excel spreadsheets of my previous bikes (unleash my inner nerd), and configured all the components to be exactly what I want. However, there is an element of trust in the welder who will create this unique piece of design, and the painter who can translate your ideas on a canvas, or this case, a welded-steel medium. Enrico and the painter, Iván Borrego Muriel, executed my vision perfectly.

Custom Geometry

With his expertise and knowledge of steel and bike geometry, it was a pleasure to go over all the details during the first month of the process with Enrico himself. The whole process to nail down the geometry together with Enrico was probably as satisfying as the first ride on the bike itself. 

Based on the geometry of some bikes I’ve ridden in the past (or am still riding), I configured the exact geometry I wanted for this bike: “aggressive” head-tube angle keep the bike agile enough when cornering, short chain-stays so it feels lively in the back, a seat tube angle which perfectly matches a Thomson seatpost for my optimal setback… And enough clearance for 40mm tires on “normal” 700c road wheels while still being compatible with a 650b wheelset for additional tire width when I encounter heavy-gravel.

Custom Paintjob

When the frame is almost ready to be welded, it was time to discuss the paintjob. Instead of choosing from a range of colors or pre-set designs, I wanted something entirely mine. I chose the idea of a Milky Way “cosmic”paintjob, like a galaxy full of stars covering the bike. Rather than flamboyant colors, I tried to keep the bike simple in tone, but classy in details. 

"The details are not the details, they make the design".

Build Kit

When the frame arrived, it was time to turn the piece of art into a working bicycle. I normally opt for a shallower carbon rim, this time an Icon C3.5, laced to matching DTSwiss 240 hubs (with decals to match the paintjob). I even upgraded the ratchet from 18 teeth to 36 teeth inside the rear hub, giving me more engagement between my power and the wheels.

Shifting comes from a Shimano Ultegra Di2 setup, geared with 46/34 chainrings and a 11-32 cassette for the right gearing both on and off road. I can take the electronic shifting up a notch with "syncroshift" and make each push of the button as quick and responsive as I'd like.  A Ritchey WCS stem and handlebar complete the cockpit, and stainless steel King Cage bottle cages are a timeless classic. 

Maiden ride

Take into account that a custom frame doesn’t come cheap nor fast, but it is well worth the wait. “Nothing great comes easy, and nothing easy can ever equate to greatness”.

The first weekend, I took the new spaceship out for a 100k ride. Having ridden many road- and gravelbikes the past 20+ years, this one was special. I had waited months throughout the process for perfection, and I had found it. I created the geometry taking into account the weight-distribution of the rider and the bike, the bike handled exactly as expected: stable on high speed, comfortable off-road, and fast responding when you put some power on the pedals thanks to the oversized bottom bracket. No excessive spacers or a stem that was too long or too short make this bike not only look balanced, but ride balanced as well.

Therefore, mission accomplished for N+1.

What's your next bike gonna be?

Is Strava Ruining Your Rides?

Posted on August 06, 2019 by Vincent Van Parys | 2 comments

Strava, the widely-used app for cycling enthousiasts to register their own rides and follow another riders’ progress. Almost every cyclist has heard of this app and it is increasing in popularity, but what are the pitfalls of using this tool?

The good ol' days

Before smartphones existed, people were tracking their own miles and progress in simple spreadsheets, or even more basic, by resetting the odometer of their cycling computer once every year. We used simple tools to see how many hours we could spend on our bikes, and we would tell our friends about our accomplishments and passion for cycling. Everybody could make about their averages and distances a bit of a taller tale, because nobody could tell if you’re telling the truth.

Nowadays, we don’t have to tell these stories to our friends. The minute we hit “save ride,” people can comment on our rides, give us kudos for our effort, and see all of our statistics. Does it feel a bit deflating to ride 99.9km instead of 100, or to see your average isn’t 30km/h and “just” 29.8?

Honestly, does it really make us more happy to see how many hours your friends have spent on their bike? What if you’ve just entered into parenthood, are slammed at work, or are renovating your house and you don’t have time to spend as much time on the bike as you would like to. Is it a point to see the epic rides of your buddies?

 

The benefits

But what about the benefits to Strava? Does seeing a weekly leaderboard push you to ride more? Do segment times and goals for the week push you to ride more, or harder? On Strava, we can see our personal best on segments of road, our times compared to our friends, and our distance and hours per week amongst our riding buddies. Do you get the enjoyment of these small victories?

Strava has features in “fly-by’s” to help see who you rode with and passed by on your ride. Sometimes you’ll encounter that someone rides the same route as you at the same time, and you can make a new riding partner. Maybe you want to thank the rider whose wheel you followed all the way home.

Strava’s routeplanning is even more useful to everyone, competitive or not. A global heatmap is overlaid onto the map, so we can see where riders go and where riders don’t; something extremely valuable when charting new territory.

This tool is quite beneficial to the sport but has its drawbacks. We sometimes get lost in the numbers, checking our head units during the ride, eyes glued to the screen. After the ride we let our data dictate how the ride was for us; it might've been fun, but the metrics might say otherwise. Even if you’re of the mindset “if it’s not on Strava, it didn’t happen,” sometimes you should just ride your bike, leave your GPS at home (or in your pocket out of sight), and enjoy being in touch with the machine below you and the terrain around you.

Eddy Merckx never used ride tracking; look at what he became ;-)

We would love to hear your thoughts about this topic in the comments below!

 

Cycling Destination - Tokyo

Posted on July 31, 2019 by Vincent Van Parys | 0 comments

The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populated area in the world with more than 37 million people. With this many people in such a small concentrated area, it is not designed to be a road cyclist's dream. But despite its huge population, cycling in Tokyo proved to be a great way to discover the city if you don’t want to travel via the trains underground.

The Sights

When you want to do some sightseeing in a major city like Tokyo, public transportation is the way to go. Thanks to it’s perfectly organized metro system, you travel around the city in no time and at almost no cost. Although you can travel between hotspots in a flash, you don't get to experience much else beyond the train cars in between stops.. Therefore, we decided to go sightseeing in Tokyo by bike, because #OutsideIsFree…

 

We started our ride in the Shibuya area, the most energetic district in Tokyo with countless restaurants and shops and, of course, the famous “scramble crossing”. From there on we rode to Yoyogi park, one of the biggest parks in Tokyo and a green lung in the city. We continued our ride to visit some highlights such as: the 2020 Olympic Stadium, Sakuradamon Gate, the Hamarikyu Gardens, and the Tokyo Tower, which is inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris. In total, we did a 30 km ride across downtown Tokyo. Needless to say, we took our time to take it all in and get a good feel for the city.

Night Watch

Enter our friend Shimizu-San from LoveCyclist.me and his cycling buddies. He invited us for an evening ride in Tokyo, to show us how it’s done. Shimizu-San and his crew started pseudo-interval training between the countless traffic lights of Tokyo as we accelerated to 40km/h out of a stop, then slammed our brakes at the next stoplight. During the 3-hour ride, they showed us Tokyo nightlife. Instead of visiting discotheques or the traditional “izakaya” bars, we embraced Japanese culture with a stop at the Senso-Ji temple. From there on, we headed back to the hotel, but with adrenaline still pumping through our veins, it was difficult to catch some sleep.

Social Saturday - On Tour

In Belgium, our cycling superhighways are the paths along the canals and rivers. In Japan, things aren't much different. If you want to experience a regular group ride in Tokyo, it’s better to go to the big cycling lane next to the Arakawa River rathe than through the cities. Together with the bike shop Tokyo Wheels, we organized a Social Saturday ride with about 15 participants to the northern part of Tokyo. Riding next to Arakawa River is about the only place in Tokyo that you can ride without stopping for traffic lights. Therefore, it can be crowded in the weekend, but it’s understandable why it is that popular. A perfectly paved stretch of car-free road for more than 20 km is the perfect playground for cyclists who live in this city. During our ride we stopped for lunch in the area of Toda before heading back to Tokyo Wheels. It was a great way to spend a Saturday morning in Tokyo and to understand how and where Tokyo cyclists actually ride.

 

If you would like to discover Tokyo by bike, please take a look on our Strava account to have access to the routes.

Mount Fuji Azami Line

Posted on July 09, 2019 by Vincent Van Parys | 1 comment

An invitation from our Japanese dealer Tokyo Wheels to tackle the most difficult climb in Japan is an invite that couldn’t be refused. Being “gifted” by genetics with a fast biorhythm and a very low Body Mass Index, climbing is the part of cycling I like most. I was quick to reply: challenge accepted!

 

Mount Fuji - Azami Line
Mount Fuji is the highest peak in Japan. Introduced into the Tour of Japan in 2008 as an individual time trial, the Azami Line is one of the ways to summit this beast. It isn't the longest, or even highest route to take up Fuji, but it is by far the steepest. After watching the pros tackle the climb, us amateurs needed to organize a race with each other on the same roads; similar to the sportives of the spring classics.

 

Calm Before the Storm
June 23rd 2019, a Sunday morning. The yearly “Mount Fuji – Azami Line Race” is about to take place, and I'm going to be a part of it. The alarm was set at 3.30am to leave the hotel at 4.00am. With little more than a bike and a small bag of cycling clothes I was ready to be picked up by Masaki, our Japanese friend from Tokyo Wheels bike shop. In front of the 7-eleven I was picked up for an 1.5h drive to the foot of Mount Fuji.

 

 

When arriving at the bottom of Mount Fuji around 6.30am, the carpark was filled with about 300 riders with one thing in common: they were all looking very fit and slim. Most of them were riding on the rollers to prepare for the start, and it felt very similar like going to a cyclocross event in Belgium. After pinning our race numbers, Masaki started his warm-up on the rollers and I was warming up on the only flat stretch of road I could find before the starting line. 

 

 

Nowhere to go but up
8.00 am: the riders were called to the starting grid by category and age group. With about 5 minutes in between, each category had its official start of the race. At the start, the riders took off for the 10.6km race. In less than an hour, you gain 1100m of elevation at about 9.9% average gradient. For climb-craving riders like myself, this is cycling Nirvana. The Azami climb takes suffering to a whole other dimension. On some parts of the climb when the gradient rises to 20% or more, it doesn’t really feel like cycling any more. 

 

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A Zen Experience on the Bike
The first stretch of the climb is about 3km in a straight line without any corners, steadily rising at 7% to 12% gradient. Most of the riders immediately shift to the largest cog and won’t change gears untill the race is over. At km 5 of the climb, it gets even steeper.  Riders are riding in zig-zag over the road, wishing they had an easier gear. The most beautiful part of this whole event is that everybody was suffering in silence. You could almost hear a pin drop during the whole race; nobody was talking, cleaning their nose and there was no noise of chainsuck or other mechanicals. The absence of spectators made it almost feel like a true zen experience on the bike; it’s only a struggle between you and the road.
 
Reaching the Summit
The closer you reach the summit of the climb at 1880m elevation above sea level, the foggier the weather becomes and the temperature drops (for us, to 8°). Only when you cross the finish line, do you realize you're part of a race as the finish line and spectators at the top greet you. One hour of suffering in silence on a mythical mountain like Mount Fuji was the perfect closing ride for our week in Japan.

 

Cycling in Indonesia: Volcanoes for breakfast, noodles for lunch.

Posted on May 09, 2019 by Vincent Van Parys | 0 comments

Indonesia probably isn’t the place you would imagine for your next bikepacking trip. Neither was mine, but since we were going there anyway, I thought it would be a nice addition to the list of countries I’ve cycled in.

 

If you love climbing, don’t mind the scorching heat and humidity, and are fond banana pancakes for breakfast, this might be your next destination for a cycling holiday. But be aware, the climbing isn’t something like you’ve seen in the French Alps or the Dolomites; it’s different. Some climbs take you gradually up a volcano for almost 40km, others are “just” 8km short but with average gradients of 12% and parts between 22% and 24% they will make you want to quit. Especially the sun and the heat can add an extra dimension to it, so I tried leaving very early in the morning (like 6am) when the heat is still bearable, and traffic is calmer. Bali, the go-to destination for most of those Instagram photos of a swinging-chair picture on a beach – can be extremely busy even during off-season.

 

The south of the island is definitely crowded, even in off-season, but when you venture further to the North of the Island (Lovina, Permuteran, …) things get more quiet. After a short 4-day bikepacking trip on the island, I was even struggling with a sore throat from the exhausts of the motorcycles in the highly-populated South, so the North-coast and East-coast is where you want to be on a bike. On the long stretch of road between Lovina and Amed, you won’t find many tourists and you’ll have most of the road to yourself. The coastline from Amed to Candidasa is even less crowded since the road is winding up and down like a roller-coaster for a few hours on the bike until you reach Padangbai, the harbor to go to the Gili Islands. Gili Trawangan used to be a hidden gem in Indonesia but from what we’ve heard, it unfortunately became like Disneyland for the Instagram generation.

 

From Padangbai to Sidemen, you can follow the normal road via Gianjar which winds up gradually to the village between the rice fields, or you can adventure on the back road. The back road starts half-way between Padangbai and Candidasa and is probably one of the steepest climbs I’ve discovered so far. The temperature of 32° celcius, the sun, and the avocado milkshake I had in Padangbai didn’t help either. Imagine a badly-paved road of 3m wide going up from sea level to 1000m in an 8km stretch. I had to remind myself: “you like climbing, right?” the whole length up the climb. When reaching the top, I was exhausted, and began a 20km descent to a hotel in Sideman.

 

Other parts of Bali can also be nice for cycling, for example around Sanur or the Ubud-region, but again, try to avoid traffic by riding early in the morning. You won’t see many locals riding their roadbikes on the island, but if you spot them early in the morning, they can help you out with hidden roads and nice views to discover.

Bagus Bali

- Vince - 

 

Peloton de Paris-Roubaix Recon Ride

Posted on April 16, 2019 by Joe Sullivan | 0 comments

With our event, Peloton de Paris Roubaix, only a month away, Vince and I went out to recon some of the highlights to the event. He calls them the "hidden gems": climbs (some cobbled) and pieces of road that the big famous races never use, probably because they aren't technically in Flanders. 


Passing through Ronse is the sign of crossing the border between Flemish speaking Belgium and venturing into French-speaking Walloon region. As usual, the further South we would go, the more rolling the terrain; both with false-flat sections that suck the speed out of your legs and rolling hills where Vince would subtly show dominance going up, and I'd make sure we had speed going down. 

One of these hidden gems is Mont Saint Laurent. We turned right onto the start of the climb and Vince said "take it easy, this one is longer than you think." As we begin the first curve in the road to the left, the grade increases and the trees reveal a monster; a steep, wide cobbled climb. 

The top begins to curve back right, and I had mistaken it for the top. Coming around the trees reveals MORE cobbles and more climbing. The cobbles end, and the road switches back to concrete slabs as the climb begins to level off and drop into a descent.

Overall, 1100m in length, 7% grade... I'm shocked as to why races neglect to come here. It felt like Oude Kwaremont, only harder. The cobbles are in pretty poor shape in some spots, the climb drags on forever.

We continued our ride, and began to head West toward the famous cobbles of Roubaix. Although our day was foggy and gray, the roads were quiet, pretty well-paved, and some of the scenery that was still visible was breathtaking. 

After a stop in Tournai for lunch, I began to giggle with excitement as Vince grumbled about how he "doesn't like cobbles." We were going to tackle my favorite road in the entire world: Carrefour de l'Arbre. 

Growing up in the US, we would only get a few races a year on television, usually including Tour of California, Le Tour de France, and Paris-Roubaix. For quite a few years I'd wake up early in the morning to catch the most important 100km, always aiming to wake up before the race reached the Trouée d'Arenberg (my second favorite road ever). Each year I'd watch heroes make bold attacks on every sector, but this sector in particular created a launchpad for some of the greatest attacks, with 2100 grueling meters, curves in the road, and the famous corner toward the end that gives me goosebumps every time I ride it. 

At full gas, the cobbles hurt. As you slow down, they hurt more. My 30mm tire can fit in the gaps between these old cobbles, and so as you slow down you tend to fall into these holes rather than bounce off the top of each individual stone. Watching the race on Sunday, I heard the commentator joke that this road's construction was "stones dropped from 200m in the air." The cobbles feel so randomly placed, he might be right.

We continued to follow the route into Roubaix, and finished our day at the famous velodrome. Again a place where I get goosebumps, we take the right hand turn onto the track that I've watched legends begin to celebrate as the bell rings for a final victory lap, or prepare to sprint past their opponents in the closing meters. Vince and I couldn't help but recreate some of those scenes as riders go from high on the velodrome banking to dropping into a sprint for the win. We ended up sprinting at each other quite a few times before calling it a day. 

We had a great adventure to places I've never even knew existed. On the way home that night I was already picturing going back to Mont Saint Laurent and giving it a shot at full throttle, now knowing the trickery that hidden length can play. You, too, can discover these "hidden gems" for yourself at our Peloton de Paris Roubaix bike packing event this year, May 18th and 19th. I can tell you, you will NOT want to miss this. For more info and registration, click here!

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