Pick n Mix Vol. 17

This week’s collection features some peaceful tours through the Netherlands.

First, we take a city spin through Utrecht with Roalt Aalmoes before exploring the surrounding countryside.

Then, new contributor Arno Smit takes us along the waterways of Westfriese Omringdijk in the north.

You can find all these rides under NEW in the FulGaz App.

THE OLDE LAND

This is the first leg of a ride through „The Olde Land“ - a region close to Hamburg with a long history of fruit-growing on the fertile marshland soil. The terrain is therefore as flat as it gets, apart from the dykes securing the land from floods rushing in from the North Sea via the river Elbe. The ride is filmed from such a dyke, so a relatively high vantage point, allowing nice and relaxing views across the orchards, following the dykes all the way to the river Elbe, passing through villages with typical frame houses and their beautiful gardens with apple and cherry trees.

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31.72km
DISTANCE
1:08:38
DURATION
46m
ELEVATION

CLASSIC VERNON COUNTY - TMJ LOOP

This loop takes you through a small part of the Driftless area of Vernon County, Southwest Wisconsin, USA. This ride was filmed in late winter. Enjoy beautiful lightly clouded blue skies as you encounter parts of South Viroqua, an Amish Buggy amongst the old dairy farms and harvested corn fields. Three Strava segments are included in this ride, with grades up to 12.5%

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39.38km
DISTANCE
1:37:49
DURATION
579m
ELEVATION

ZURICH VELOTON CYCLING CLUB BASE ROUTE TO HIRZEL

Zurich Veloton Cycling Club (ZVCC) arranges weekly rides on Wednesday afternoons and Sunday mornings. This is the A-ride version of their punchy base route from Zurich to Hirzel with favourites such as "Stairs" and "The Double Whopper", and then back to Lake Zurich via the lake-side suburbs.

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39.71km
DISTANCE
1:33:59
DURATION
690m
ELEVATION

MSXX/PK HONEYSUCKLE CREEK TRACKING STATION

Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station is renowned as the station which received and relayed to the world the first televised footage of astronaut Neil Armstrong setting foot on the Moon on 20 July 1969. Apart from television pictures, Honeysuckle Creek and Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex (Tidbinbilla) had communication and telemetry contact with the Eagle lunar and Columbia command modules. In fact, the first steps on the Moon were transmitted from Honeysuckle Creek. The ride starts in the small village of Tharwa, heads south through the Naas Valley, before taking a right turn onto Apollo Road for a 9KM climb up to the top of Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station. It is a beautiful ride, on a sunny day, with a great climb, almost 30km long.

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29.35km
DISTANCE
1:28:08
DURATION
699m
ELEVATION