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Hunebed 02-08-2013 12:12 PM

A Kanaal - backyard-trip in Holland
 
Accessable through my back-yard is an easy going 70km trip, mostly unpaved roads and tracks. It's great for getting a free head and on terms with the bike again. This is a farewel to the most comfortable off-road bike I've owned. I don't need much steering lock on this trip, but the lack of it is the reason this bike had to go - and the weight...


http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-IJTA8JBM-D.jpg

Near Ter Apel are some canals used to lay dry a moor and transport the peat to Groningen and other city's.
They are lined with unpaved tracks and lots of trees, mostly on both sides. Let's give it some stick!
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-MCE6TO3X-D.jpg

At some places the canal is widened for boats to turn around.
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-ENE47D6R-D.jpg

From grass to sand. Almost forgot to take a picture.
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-XJ7CQDNG-D.jpg

Many turn-bridges and the old houses for the bridgewatcher-families.
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-TZDLPMJD-D.jpg

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-XTU3ZNBI-D.jpg

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-DHBSKN8U-D.jpg

And a newer bridge to accomodate the many cyclists that come here during summer.
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-S78IFXDC-D.jpg

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-SAKM76OJ-D.jpg

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-CWR34CIL-D.jpg

One of the trickier bits I cannot pass.
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-S4SAD4RJ-D.jpg

A three-legged bridge nicknamed Mercedes Bridge by the locals,
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-8NYGPXJH-D.jpg

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-UL6DUIIZ-D.jpg

Sand again
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-FG8UIYTD-D.jpg

Some concrete left-overs from the german occupancy, unscratched...
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-JUFKIQRE-D.jpg
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Hunebed 02-08-2013 12:23 PM

A Kanaal - backyard-trip in Holland 2
 
Sand again.
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-MHZZFZDZ-D.jpg

And one of the sluices build in the canals.
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-KYUKL6YK-D.jpg

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-3WDYYRY6-D.jpg

Sometimes the path gets a bit narrower
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-ZGWQDQMC-D.jpg

I have no idea what these are doing here, but I like them.
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-LGCKO37S-D.jpg

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-4GCNYTHH-D.jpg

It's doable, but I do not want to destroy it. Did I tell you the kwak is heavy?
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-HODOY4KX-D.jpg

The renovated bastion Bourtange.
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-VBWOLUSQ-D.jpg

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-4TAOQJPI-D.jpg

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-UQEDU64G-D.jpg

and a cup of coffee
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-HPJRDIZM-D.jpg

Hunebed 02-08-2013 12:40 PM

A Kanaal - backyard-trip in Holland 3
 
Who's that lady?
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-BLD8UY8M-D.jpg

Off-roading too!
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-VQSNW8TJ-D.jpg

E-biking
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-QQZJG3H7-D.jpg

and taking some pictures too
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-4CWU8SUU-D.jpg

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-ZIAM7UBM-D.jpg

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-JAXW7AMJ-D.jpg

There is one of those buggers again
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-I7UFT8BT-D.jpg

Boring?
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-6KLTLSLM-D.jpg

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-HZX67ETR-D.jpg

Gravel!
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-6TIO8BI7-D.jpg

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-L7YPOLPV-D.jpg

These bridge-watchers houses are popular and well-kept.
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-B4QXFOTH-D.jpg

Some newer buildings, less atractive.
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-6XKMMI6G-D.jpg

And a 'Snikke' rebuild to party
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-3QIDNRKI-D.jpg

This was supposed to be a hedgerow. It's more beautiful this way!
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-S6F3AJUL-D.jpg

The old cloister of Ter Apel. Getting near home again.
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-HWYUAA4R-D.jpg

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-MHU6S8OQ-D.jpg

Crossing Ter Apel Main Street
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-EFEKEX7Y-D.jpg

Remnants of old railway bridge
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-ZIXWA3EP-D.jpg

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-RKAF7NUJ-D.jpg

Up the bridgehead
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-6K6DRGVB-D.jpg

on to the old track
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-UNHUYAPW-D.jpg

Almost home
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-WYG4BEKW-D.jpg

Bye Kwak....
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto-BS88PUOS-D.jpg

Bye people :wave

bovine 02-08-2013 01:16 PM

Thanks for the tour, beautiful country you live in.

LC4nicator 02-08-2013 02:38 PM

Thanks for the report.
Beautiful pictures.
Why is the Kwaka too heavy?
What bike would you prefer?

evanqueen 02-08-2013 05:48 PM

Brings back memories
 
I lived in Holland from 1986 through 1991. I lived in Scherpenzeel and Soesterberg. You Dutch are the friendliest people on earth. Thanks for posting this pictures of Holland.

Psycho18th 02-08-2013 07:00 PM

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
Psycho

Hunebed 02-09-2013 01:14 PM

No mountains
 
You're all welcome. Happy to see some people also like pictures without mountains!

Quote:

Originally Posted by LC4nicator (Post 20680877)
Thanks for the report.
Beautiful pictures.
Why is the Kwaka too heavy?
What bike would you prefer?

Answering both questions in one time i hope:
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....&postcount=450

GP MX Fan 02-09-2013 07:43 PM

I spent a couple of years in Limburg near Maastricht, was stationed there in the Army. Loved every minute of my time there and was fortunate enough to see most of your beautiful country. Thanks for taking us along on your ride.

Dave

Bendernz 02-10-2013 01:07 AM

Very cool. Feel free to post more any time.

LC4nicator 02-13-2013 04:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hunebed (Post 20687423)
You're all welcome. Happy to see some people also like pictures without mountains!



Answering both questions in one time i hope:
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....&postcount=450

That's a sweet bike!

Looks great without the decals as well.

I would love one myself but I just cannot see myself riding a bike that weighs less than me! :rofl

Backcountryboy 02-14-2013 04:29 PM

Thanks for sharing. Nice to see such interesting riding in a beautiful part of the world.


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