Author Archives: momeunier

The 600km ride we are preparing goes from Helsinki to Yyteri and back. It’s called Helsinki-Satakunta-Helsinki. Or #HSH600 on Twitter. The elevation is not bad, actually it’s fairly flat over 60% of the ride. Just really hoping for good weather and not too much wind. The bicycle I am definitely…

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When preparing for a long ride like Paris-Brest-Paris, I need to make sure I can cover a lot of ground as fast as possible and with the lowest heart rate possible. The whole game is to be in a functioning mode where you burn energy that you consume and you…

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This is my new Cervélo C3. I say new because I just got it, but it’s a second hand bike. I’ve never, and probably will never buy a brand new bicycle. I’m very happy with the idea of giving a second life to a bicycle. Equipment on board So it’s…

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This is a ride report for a 300km Brevet. This Saturday 8th May 2021, I did my longest ride to date. 318km Oh wow, what a ride… Lessons learnt: Be more aware of calorie counts. I’ve burnt about 9000 kcal during that day. And that means eating a lot! I…

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Comfortable or Fast? I’ve been riding long distance with the wrong bike for too long. My ride is a BMC Team Machine Ultegra Di2 with Dura Ace C24 wheels. It’s a race bike. It’s aggressive. You push the pedals and it wants one thing: going fast. The problem with a…

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Temperature was cold. Very cold. We got snow for the first 80km. Then some clearer sky. Then rain for the last 50km Some lessons learnt: Mud guards are necessary. Nicer for other riders. But also prevents my back being full of mud. I was keeping some of my food (gels)…

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A while back I’ve shared my list for getting ready to cycle long-distance on the Facebook group called Solitary Cycling. The comments were a mixed bag. From people who enjoyed my list and thanked me, to people who had no idea what long-distance cycling meant and thought I should “just…

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The first thing I’ve been doing for training is to tell everyone I know about my plan. I want to build a lot of peer pressure so I feel accountable. Given how crazy this project is, I am pretty sure nobody would be really sorry if I wouldn’t pull it…

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In August during a ride, my buddy Karl told me there is this bicycle team that orders a lot of bicycles, and joining them would be a guaranteed way to get a nice bike for cheap. I was not really excited because the team orders Bianchi bikes and they are…

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EDIT: I have been now working at Smartly.io for 5 years. Going from 40 employees to more than 400 today. My mission today is to scale the way we do customer support to the next 1000 employees. Our ways of hiring have changed a lot. The story below is not…

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