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What I learned from a month of food tracking
Sunday, September 17, 2017      6 comments

I restarted again to track whatever I eat during the day at the beginning of August. I discovered some old-new conclusions about my own eating habits. 1. My main meals are healthy, and within normal calorie range. I eat a breakfast with gra... Read more
Want to meet people living car free? Go to Eurobike!
Sunday, September 03, 2017      5 comments

Last week's Eurobike was great! It's the main trade fair for the cycling industry. It was great to be surrounded with people all over the World, who are passionate about sports, commuting and cycling in general. I've talked to so many inspiring ... Read more
A year of cycling commuting - three key learning
Monday, August 28, 2017      7 comments

Last year I have installed the Bikecitizens App on my phone, and I started to log every single ride I do. It's simple app, but it does the job. It's main feature is GPS navigation for cycling, but unlike Google Maps, which shows roads optimized ... Read more
I'm tracking food again. How do you do it?
Sunday, August 27, 2017      6 comments

I decided to get back again to the habit of food tracking. My weight started to increase significantly, so I started to be more consistent with the habits that I developed 5 years ago. Since we got married, started a new job, moved to downtown B... Read more
Weekend shopping with the Bullit cargo bike
Sunday, June 11, 2017      2 comments

Most of the people I know, who would love to get rid of their car, say to me, "yes, but, for the weekend shopping, I do need a car". First, I consider my weekend shopping in the supermarket is a waste of time. All I do is go there, run arou... Read more
Bike - Run - Bike: a new rhythm for Summer 2017
Sunday, June 04, 2017      20 comments

I started to develop a new habit for running. During the week, I find it difficult to find a place to run around me, but for the weekend in warm months, it works well. I take the Villo! public bikes here in Brussels, ride to Park Royal for ... Read more
A difference that an e-bike makes
Sunday, November 06, 2016      7 comments

I have been riding bicycle all my life, and I always thought that a true bike is muscle powered. ONLY. Here's my bike that is with me since 2002 or similar. ... Read more
Having fun at the Ekiden Relay Marathon - Brussels Oct 2016
Sunday, October 23, 2016      6 comments

Last weekend I had a great run at the Ekiden Relay Marathon here in Brussels. This is a big event, which is more about team spirit than making a big fuss about speed. Teams of 6 can register, and each member runs 5K or 10K, and the last one abou... Read more
How tracking commuting rides helps me to bike more
Saturday, October 01, 2016      4 comments

A couple of months ago I started to use the app Bikecitizens.net to find good bike-friendly paths in the city. I also bought the silicon phone holder available in the apps store (15 Euro), which does a great job in holding the phone in a secure ... Read more
First edition of the BXL bakfiets parade! (Fete de Velo in Brussels)
Friday, September 30, 2016      5 comments

There was a great day for biking in Brussels two week ago, Fete de Velo. We participated from morning to the late afternoon. It was such a great ambiance! Especially in the afternoon, the "BXL bakfiets parade" (family bike ride / cargo bike ride... Read more
Family cargo bike tests: Urban Arrow, Butchers and Bicycles, eBullit, Babboe
Saturday, March 19, 2016      6 comments

In short, cargo bikes are fantastic, I think they will become super popular. Anybody whom I know tries them, decided to buy them - we are no exception! The other key learning that electric bikes make cycling more, and not less, they make li... Read more
Four years of maintenance - Three key lessons to be successful
Saturday, January 30, 2016      15 comments

Thanks for all the good wishes for the 4 year maintenance anniversary. It was unexpected, and really made my day! For those who have the journey ahead, and for those who are just interested, I thought to share some of my key learning from m... Read more
10 days of meditation, silence and fasting - my experiences
Thursday, December 24, 2015      6 comments

From 30 Nov to 9 Dec 2015, I've spent 10 days in with meditation. The first time went to be in silence for a couple of days was when I was 20 years old, and since then, I try to go each year, for a week. I see myself more as a talkative and peop... Read more
What works and what doesn't - learning from the running experiment
Tuesday, October 13, 2015      14 comments

After a month (and a bit more) of going for a run every day, I thought to share with you my learning. It might be useful for many others! WHAT WORKS 1. Running every day helped me to get back to the habit of doing sports in an easy way. T... Read more
The morning run experiment - can you support me?
Wednesday, August 05, 2015      11 comments

I reflected what worked for me in the past, and what I could use from that in my new environment (see my previous blog post about Brussels). In a way not to reinvent the wheel, but to have enough new in it so it works. One thing that worked... Read more

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