I'm a 35yr old bike enthousiastic from Utrecht, The Netherlands. I've been riding a racing bike and a XC mountain bike for about 4 years now. I currently ride a carbon Focus Izalco Pro (2012) and a Giant Terrago 0 MTB. Next to that I'm currently building/converting a steel single speed commuter bike.
I've built my first two racing bikes as well, the first was a vontage steel 5-speed bike and after that an aluminium Colnago with a 10speed Shimano 105 group.
From spring to summer I ride my racing bike and after that, when it gets colder and wetter in Holland, I like to get myself dirty on singletrack MTB trails in our forests.
Last june I climbed the Alpe d'Huez in the French Alps six times in one day for a charity event and I raised €3500,- for cancer research. Since then I'm really hooked to cycling in the mountains. But unfortunately we don't have any in Holland, our highest hill being less than 300m.