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Hope 1000, day #3 How I adapted

Hope 1000, day #3 How I adapted

At 2am I was ready to go. 2 hours of sleep wasn’t much, but the night was the best time to ride and I didn’t want to waste it. Hot weather has offered me a kind face as I didn’t shiver when I was getting up. My sleeping system was very simple and it took me only 10 minutes to pack it up. With a mouth full of food, I was tackling a gravel climb.

Published 25.09.2022 Published By Human Power Comments 0

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Hope 1000, day #2 How I found hope

Hope 1000, day #2 How I found hope

I tried really hard, but I couldn’t fall asleep. I saw lights of riders, that were passing by and slowly climbing the hill. It didn’t matter in that moment. I knew that rest was best for me and I felt a little bit better. As I stayed calm, my core temperature dropped, but sleep was only a dream. I don’t usually sleep on these events at the first night. Mainly because I’m too excited and eager to ride.

Published 28.08.2022 Published By Human Power Comments 0

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Hope 1000, day #1 How I burned all matches

Hope 1000, day #1 How I burned all matches

I got stuck between two mountains, unable to move. Without strength nor a plan I simply sat next to the water fountain and drank excessive amounts of liquids. This was no bike adventure; this was a survival game. Me and the others were dehydrated, burned and our stomachs were severely bruised. Despite all conditions I found hope.

Published 17.08.2022 Published By Human Power Comments 0

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Apidura Racing Top Tube Pack

Apidura Racing Top Tube Pack

My favourite bags on a bike are those that are easily accessible. Within a second I can open it, grab what I need and close it. No time is lost. And that’s very important as I try to be in a saddle as long as possible. There is nothing better than a lot of space in my cockpit. And this Apidura Racing Top Tube Pack should be a great aid.

Published 29.12.2020 Published By Human Power Comments 0

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Carpatia Divide 2019, day #4 – How I sang the bear song

Carpatia Divide 2019, day #4 – How I sang the bear song

The shelter was spacious, that was great – but there was too much moisture in the air. I had a feeling that water was everywhere and that me and my sleeping bag were completely soaked. The next night was going to be hard. I hoped I would dry out the bag in the sun. But that was long ahead of me. I ate my last panini from the petrol station and with new strength, I continued to Central Beskids.

Published 04.08.2020 Published By Human Power Comments 0

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Everesting, story of one hill

Everesting, story of one hill

For the past 5 years, I was in pursuit of long bike journeys that allowed me to cross high mountains, deep forests and travel wide distances. I slept short, biked long and (in a way) enjoyed every moment. But this time I prepared for a different challenge myself. Riding up one hill, again and again, meter by meter, to achieve the highest mountain on Earth – 8848 meters. It’s lucky we’re not on Mars.

Published 21.05.2020 Published By Human Power Comments 0

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Carpatia Divide 2019, day #3 – When I was crossing endless meadows

Carpatia Divide 2019, day #3 – When I was crossing endless meadows

I was awake long before the alarm clock. But to have your eyes open is one thing and getting out of the sleeping bag is another. It took me half an hour of convincing to get the job done. It wasn’t easy to pack all my things, including the rescue blanket which changed from a small square to a huge piece of trash. The cold helped me with the speed.

Published 17.01.2020 Published By Human Power Comments 0

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Carpatia Divide 2019, day #2 – How can one zapiekanka change the whole race

Carpatia Divide 2019, day #2 – How can one zapiekanka change the whole race

Even though I slept 1200 metres above the sea level, I wasn’t cold. It was better than in a valley next to a river. I had four walls, with little holes, and it gave me enough isolation from the outside. I had a bird family that was protecting me from the danger outside. Or at least, I believed they were.

Published 14.12.2019 Published By Human Power Comments 0

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Carpatia Divide 2019, day #1 – When I was terribly wrong

Carpatia Divide 2019, day #1 – When I was terribly wrong

I signed up for Carpatia Divide at the end of April. There wasn’t much information, because it was the first year of the event. For some time I was actually thinking it’s some kind of scam for too-enthusiastic bikers. From what I understood, there was a precedent race called Transparatia, which was more or less ordinary mountain bike stage race. But CD was going to be a classic bikepacking adventure in a remote location and without any kind of support – as I like it.

Published 30.11.2019 Published By Human Power Comments 2

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How I started to run slowly

How I started to run slowly

It is really hard to slow down in running. It is competition after all and even during the training no one wants to be defeated. But this year I was forced to throw away my pride and learn myself how to run at a slow pace.

Published 26.10.2017 Published By Human Power Comments 2

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