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Beatyful Brussels city center - pictures from my run
Sunday, December 03, 2017      4 comments

I decided that instead of missing the pine treas and mountains of Austria of my runs from three years ago, I rather enjoy the beauty of my runs here and now. Here are just a few of the surroundings of my morning runs. ... Read more
Running and Meditation - some me time during the week...
Saturday, December 02, 2017      3 comments

Every morning, I like to practice contemplative meditation for 15 minutes. Also, from waking up, until a leave from home to work, say from 7:30 to 8.30, I spend the time in silence, with my self. During the day, I often like to go to the m... Read more
Bye-bye Green-Blue Bike!
Sunday, October 29, 2017      6 comments

I bought my green-blue bike on a blind date... That time, hub-gears were more an exception, and I remember to visit almost all bicycle shops in Budapest to find a bike with hub-gears. Finally, the owner of Pedaloman said he can try to get one. ... Read more
City e-bikes with wide tyres - 50mm (2.0") and wider
Saturday, October 28, 2017      1 comments

One thing I can't get my head around, is why bike manufacturers make bicycle tyres still so thin. It offers no cushioning on everyday streets, it gets trapped in the tram rails, it slips on cobble stones... I think a narrow tyre offers speed and... Read more
My tracker made me became healthier, and sadly more environment polluter (aka bye-bye Fitbit)
Sunday, October 22, 2017      4 comments

I was so excited to get my first Fitbit watch, a Surge, as it combined many features into one: a step tracker, a sleep tracker, a gps for my runs and bike rides, and a watch with chrono and alarm. Plus I bought the Fitbit Aria scale that synce... Read more
A good sleep, and drinking help me the most
Sunday, October 15, 2017      3 comments

Tracking food that I have started in August, seems to work well. Since then, my weight decrease from 91 to 88.5 kg. Some weeks there's more decrease, other weeks there are none. But the trick is to keep on with the habit with tracking. I de... Read more
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

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