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Nº187 No Wealth like Health | My Atlas Mountain Issue

Hey! I know it's been a few weeks since I last wrote. ; ) Here's why: It was this time last month w
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Nº187 No Wealth like Health | My Atlas Mountain Issue
By Jon Woodroof • Issue #187 • View online
Hey!
I know it’s been a few weeks since I last wrote. ; )
Here’s why:
It was this time last month when I sent the last issue, a week later I flew out to Marrakesh and started the Atlas Mountain Race (more about that below!). It took me nearly 7 days to complete it and two days after that, I flew to Florida for my 11th trip there. There I stay carfree & ride the #Terncouch all over. Whew!
After a long week in Florida, on the heels of such a gnarly ultra-endurance race in the desert and albeit successfully working remotely as I do each time, when I arrived back in Amsterdam a week ago: I had lots of catching up to do!
The whole Twotone team has been bustling on all fronts the past 4 weeks. We were also preparing for two big events here in The Netherlands & Germany. The one in Germany (at the same time & location of the now canceled Cycling World Düsseldorf), has now, due to the developments related to the Coronavirus, also been cancelled.
Our Dutch event will be much smaller and literally in the middle of a forrest. So, we’re still doing it & I can tell you more about it next week! :D
What I’m trying to say is: despite the brutal race, airports, timezones, and deadline after deadline, I’m grateful to feel fine. : ) I think after adventures, travels and challenges like I’ve had in the past month, its easy to agree: there’s no wealth like health! (hat tip Rob Quirk for the rhyme, though he attributed it to Adeline of Mercredi Bikes. Bummed not to see you both soon at Bespoked – yet another cancelled event on the the calendar)
As always, thank you for reading,
Jon
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Atlas Mountain Race Recaps
"Peace is hard to find. But easier to find on the bike."
"Peace is hard to find. But easier to find on the bike."
Finding Ourselves in the Atlas Mountains – Stefan Haehnel & Jon Woodroof
Bikepacker Jon Woodroof: ‘De hele tocht zat ik huilend op de fiets’
When Things Unravel: 2020 Atlas Mountain Race Report
11 More Atlas Mountain angles from around the web:
  1. Marc Lehman & Alexander Bethge of Team Terrible Heaven penned this riveting account for Granfondo Mag
  2. Tom Jamieson’s Atlas Mountain Race Photo Essay on the Brooks England blog
  3. Will Armitage recounts overcoming adversity to complete the race.
  4. Christian Meier led the race out the gate. He describes his race effort here.
  5. Ondřej from Chimp Bars has been posting great highlights
  6. Jenny Tough’s reflections, like this one, have been supurb.
  7. All of Jackie’s recent posts have chronicled her experiences out there. They’re entertaining but also candidly convey the sheer struggle she, and all racers, faced to complete the race.
  8. Check out Chiara’s drawings from the race. I love these!
  9. Stephen Fitzgerald of rodeo-labs.com has shared some wonderful stories and beautiful photos.
  10. My friend Stefano did the official podcast, reach it via the link in his bio.
  11. Of course, the #AMR2020 tag is rife with inspiration & awe-inspiring images.
Cycling
Kolektif Berlin in details: Fern & Allygn adventure gravel to Wheel Dan ti & more!
THE CYCLIST'S WINTER
Ampler Bikes expands service partner network in Germany with The Netherlands & Switzerland on the horizon
Radness
Omar is the man
Omar is the man
Omar & Tinariwen
Amassakoul 'n' Tenere by Tinariwen
Amassakoul 'n' Tenere by Tinariwen
Here's to appreciating that there is no wealth like health this week!
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