Off-road apprentice

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Off-Road Apprentice

My very first ride, cycling through West Africa, I met with two Irish brothers. One of them was fascinated by cultivating soil. I had no interest in that, as long as I could eat veggies it was enough for me. Years later, still the same cycling journey, I was hosted by a couple in Patagonia who’d built a greenhouse. By then I was much more interested in growing vegetables, or, as they did, accommodate ginger in the warmth of Patagonian short summers.

And now I am fully into the magical process of sowing, growing and learning the natural. I am afraid it will keep me longer off the road than I want to. This is not about greenhouse cultivation but about little extra’s with great benefits you can gain while cycle touring.

So, I am into new things and the new things I am into might profit you as a cyclist as well. It has still all to do with nature, there where you cycle through and past and in my case, had no knowledge neither a clue about. I still have extremely little knowledge but am super eager to change that. The findings I do will be listed below.

I hope to inspire you, to hop off the bicycle, standing still, checking out the place you are in and searching for a plant or a place to camp while you’re at it, makes you much more realize and truly see where you are.

Dandelion root drink a bold and rich herbal tea or coffee. Especially positive as a detox, good source of potassium and a high nutritional value.

Carob powder carob, that remarkable and large pod hanging on trees is superfood packed with antioxidants. John the baptist knew this, now I do too.

The Little Dutch ‘Farmer’

Starting anew, not just passing through in the best season, but staying, growing and nurturing in ways new to me (us). How is it to learn that what our grandparents did on a daily basis?

My best cycle ride!

The absolute favorite ride of my 5 years cycling through 45+ countries was the Atacama desert in Chile.

Drava and Deer

A kick in the very first signs of early spring gives me a good boost. Just what I needed after the slumber of misty winter clouds. Let’s find out how the flat countryside of Hungary is.

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Cycling Cindy remains about cycling/kickbike activities, but now and then also about creative usage of plants and roots.


A short update from the here and now (the time has come to learn new practises, to find out how to grow, how to sustain and how to keep living the outdoor lifestyle).

The little Dutch farmer (starting anew, not just passing through in the best season, but staying, growing and nurturing in ways new to me (us). How is it to learn that what our grandparents did on a daily basis?).

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