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A biking tour around my hometown

By Andree Toonk | August 6, 2007

rabobank biking outfit

Inspired by the tour de france, I’ve been touring around on my bike again. My sister gave me a new biking outfit for my birthday. I fixed my bike and I am ready to go!

Because I want to take my bike on holiday to France in two weeks from now, to ride in the mountains, I do need to practice a little.

This weekend I’ve been biking around my hometown, between the big rivers. On a sunny day like this weekend this is truly beautiful scenery. It made me realize again that my hometown Zevenaar is in a beautiful part of the country. Below you’ll find some photo’s I’ve taken when I was on my bike.

Somewhere on the way there was a farmer who gave away free apples for the bikers. A nice surprise on a hot sunny day!

free apple


Free apples!


Horses next to the river.


beautiful nature

a boat on the rijn

The river Rhine (de Rijn) at Lobith, the Netherlands, is one of the longest and most important rivers in Europe at 1,320 kilometres and an average discharge of more than 2,000 cubic meters per second.

de bijland

People enjoying the sunny weather on the water. This is at the Bijland in Tolkamer/Lobith.

bike 3

De uiterwaarden!

de betuwelijn

The Betuwelijn! Crossing nature…

Andree on his bike

On my bike again!

Topics: Fun | 6 Comments »

6 Responses to “A biking tour around my hometown”

  1. Roel Says:
    August 7th, 2007 at 10:57 am

    Hehe, you took the same route that I did hours earlier! (Only then by foot!:P)

    Keep up the training dude!


  2. Rob Says:
    August 13th, 2007 at 11:01 pm

    Hey Dude,

    a pitty I wasn’t home that day! but if you want to do a little training after or short before your holiday, let me know!

    I did cross the free apples that morning after 90km’s (was a pleasant surprice! :-D)

    speak to you soon mate!

    Greetz Rob

  3. Tom Visbeek Says:
    August 20th, 2007 at 2:58 pm

    Hé Andre,
    Wor jij ook gesponserd door het drugsteam van de Rabo? ;-) Al Bram ontmoet trouwens? Gaat alles naar wens? Groetjes Tom

  4. Ramon Says:
    August 20th, 2007 at 10:20 pm

    Hmm, you do look like Jan Ulrich, maybe missed a career ?

    Hope you enjoy France, speak to you later.


  5. Andree Toonk Says:
    August 27th, 2007 at 11:52 pm

    Hi Ramon,

    Me as the Dutch Jan Ulrich? Hmmzz… :)
    I just did my training in the French Alps! It really was beautiful there! I really “liked” de Col de Forclaz! It’s a pity the Tour de France 2007 is already over, otherwise I would have joined as I am in top shape now! ;)

  6. Andree Toonk Says:
    August 27th, 2007 at 11:53 pm

    Hi Tom,

    nog 8 daagjes en dan naar Vancouver. Daar zal ik Bram de groeten van je doen. :)
    groeten Andree