Author Archives: Jan Van Mieghem

Garmin 510 “low on memory” solution

During two big rides this season my Garmin 510 ran out of memory and I lost the data. Bummer!  The weird thing is that I always delete my activities so there were no old rides on the Garmin so how … Continue reading

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Cycling around Barcelona: Col de Parpers; Turo de l’Home

A short blog summarizing three nice road-bike rides last week around Barcelona–mostly for those who may visit in the future.  (I like to find good rides when I am in a new area but it was fairly difficult to Google … Continue reading

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Fitness five months after laparoscopic surgery (appendectomy)

It’s been 5 months and 12 days since my surgery. Time for a short update, since March blog. Fitness is fine and I feel no different from before surgery–so all is good from that most important perspective. What about the … Continue reading

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Time to put something on the roof!

I love the three weeks of the TdF–it’s the height of summer to me and this first week certainly has been interesting and entertaining (which is, after all, the purpose of pro sport, isn’t it? Bread and games…). Time to … Continue reading

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Operations behind a Tour de France team

The best three weeks of the year have started!  Just wrote a blog on our professional blog that focuses on the operations management behind a world-tour pro team.  

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Gravel Metric DeKalb 2014

This Memorial Day weekend marked our first, and hopefully not last, participation in the Gravel Metric in DeKalb, IL: a 109km ride over the non-paved rural roads of the American heartland.

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La Philippe Gilbert: 150km around Liège

A priceless conclusion of my one-week Europe trip: Can one dream up a better start of a 150km cyclo-sportive than this?

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Solo ride of the Ronde van Vlaanderen finale

Yesterday I arrived back in my hometown, Meerbeke, where I’m visiting my mom for three days.  It’s been 370 days since my last visit, which is my longest absence in 20 years, and I hope not to repeat such absence … Continue reading

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Cycling around Tulum, Mexico

After a frigid winter in Chicago, a welcome spring break in Tulum. Third time I bring my bike to Mexico: Here’s a little scenery from my Ritchey Break-Away (best travel bike!):

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Fitness two months after laparoscopic surgery (appendectomy)

Quick update on recovery since my laparoscopic surgery (appendectomy) on January 31, 2014: how much has my weight and power improved?  Some quantitative sample points:  

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