Just Ride!

14 Jan 2015
  • posted by Veerle Pieters

Another year has past and it’s traditional to set goals in January. Many good resolutions to make this year better than the previous one. I’m not that kind of girl though as I don’t need any goals to ride my bicycle. I just do! Oh… and I just designed a bicycle too. Find out more after the jump.

Bicycle design for ‘Kom op tegen Kanker'

A few months back the editor-in-chief of Grinta asked me if I was interested in designing a unique race bicycle for a good cause that fights cancer called ‘Kom op tegen Kanker’. Creating a design for a bicycle frame is something I always wanted to do. Let my creativity flow from an esthetic point and design something I would be pride to ride myself. It’s an initiative from Grinta and Feryn Quality Bike Brands. The bicycle frame I had to start from is called Prorace Rapide and has received a very good review in Grinta! n°48.

The only thing I was 100% sure of is that I didn’t want to create a screaming frame, it had to be nice and clean and timeless too. I’m pretty pleased with the outcome. The best news is that you can own this unique piece as you can bid on it via eBay. All proceeds go to the good cause ‘Kom op tegen Kanker’.

How much did you ride in 2014?

It’s not a secret that I love to ride my bicycle and that I try to practice what I preach. I’m always trying to inspire people to get on that mighty powerful transportation device too. It’s the ideal tool to clear your head and forget about your troubles. Hell, I go as far as to say it saved me from suffering from another burn-out. It’s such fun to be out and explore areas where you haven’t been before. You’ll be amazed on how much beauty there is when you really start paying attention. I try to share that passion by snapping pictures that I share on my Instagram account. Just like last year I created a little infographic with the data that Strava supplied. This year Strava also enabled a video option to create your own story. Here's mine.

Shut up legs and just ride

So what are you waiting for? Start riding and be inspired by Jens Voigt motto "Shut up legs" as I am. I promise your life will never be the same again. Remember, you can't buy happiness but you can buy a bike and that's pretty close. Go play outside…Vive le vélo!