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Note that the VeloViewer totals differ from RideWithGPS, as I do not sync activities without GPS data to that.

You can view my activities on Strava too, but I neither want nor give kudos.

myWindsock Christmas Gift Bundle Give Away

Many of you use additional tools, like intervals.icu or Elevate for Strava to analyse your activities.

Mostly, because Strava doesn’t offer anything meaningful and Garmin only adds additional analysis if you use one of their devices.

As my backyard is below sea level, surrounded by wide open bodies of water (the Flevopolder is the world largest artificial island), pancake flat and wide open, I get to enjoy the famous “Dutch mountains” a lot.

So, a tool like myWindsock, actually makes the influence of the wind visible, as you can read here.

Not that the math is always correct, as there are very few measuring stations in the polder and the circumstances can change from one corner to the other, while the input comes from a station 25 kilometres away.

I’ve actually experienced straights, going south to north, where I start with a tail wind, which changes to lateral wind and then into a head wind. A 180 – 220 degree shift, within 8 kilometres…

Anyway, myWindsock is currently offering Christmas gift bundle and I’m giving two bundles away.

Just find out what the registered elevation difference for my Cinglé du Mont Ventoux was.

Leave your answer in the comments and the first two with the correct answer will get a gift bundle.

Bundle info

TrainerDay Hard Times Offer

TrainerDay appPssst…

If you’re in a bit of a financial pickle, looking for a more affordable way to build your (indoor) training workouts and plans, go to TrainerDayCom.

You can start for free, but on the “Pricing” page, scroll down to see the link under the “Bells & Whistles” plan for a “hard times offer”.

That offer will get you going for just $12 for 4 months.

Of course, as stated there, paying the (already low) full price, will help them develop further the great stuff they already offer.

And, if you just want to build workouts and plans, for many people the free option is enough.

Anyway, check it out 😎

I’m going to be publishing a post on TrainerDay and intervals.icu in the near future. The latter is the Swiss army knife of analysis tools.

I think that is a potentially lethal combo, right there. Offering an easy and flexible way to build and execute workouts, and the tools to analyze them, that you do not find anywhere else.

If you also add BigRingVR for great quality video footage, from tracks all around the world, to virtually cycle and watch, while working out, it may well be the best thing around.

Giro d’Italia 2020 Report

Last time up the StelvioSo, how did I fare this Giro d’Italia 2020, compared to what I had in mind beforehand?

Well, I choked on the Mortirolo (from Mazzo) again and – barely – made it up the Bernina, all the way from Tirano.

The difference with last year being, that this did not happen during the same stage and that the Mortirolo was just as hot, but the Bernina was the coldest of all.

But, I kinda, sorta, had my revenge on the Mortirolo, as I was on its summit no less than four times, once twice during the same stage.

I also ended up on the Stelvio summit three times, during my prologue and as finishes for stages 7 and 9.

And, I was able to complete the Maratona dles Dolomites, which had been on my to-do/wish list, since I first visited the Dolomites in 2011.

Not surprisingly, that stage (6) also came with the highest elevation difference (D+) of all stages: almost 4,250 meters.

Read moreGiro d’Italia 2020 Report

Giro d’Italia 2020 Plans

Contrary to my past ‘Grand Tours’, I’m not going to write a road book for my Giro d’Italia 2020.

Every time I put a lot of effort in it and while I usually manage to generally follow the stages I had in mind, I frequently have to change plans anyway.

This can be for any number of reasons, my advancing age probably not being the least important.

But, I’ve also suffered from a cyclist nodule and intense, hernia induced or incident related (back) pains.

Plus, the weather can be a force to reckon with and not seldom have I been cycling in near freezing conditions or ice cold rain one day, only to have my brain blown out because of the heat the next.

And while I have new climbs to discover during this Giro, I am already quite familiar with the area(s) and most of its climbs.

So, I can leave it that and you can stop reading if you’re no longer interested, but I’m writing down a few (loose) ideas anyway…

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