Hi! I’m Mirjam.
Born in the Netherlands I grew up cycling.
As a kid we (Mum, Dad & three sisters) went on bike-holidays.
We had no car.
I love to move.
Walked off as a toddler to be found by a nice lady who gave me ice-cream (and rang my mum who hadn’t yet missed me)
Hiked to Luxembourg at 17.
In 2001, after a failed attemped to study I decided to ‘take a holiday‘ before going to Uni.
And then forgot to return.
Starting out in Ireland I was in complete awe of the fascinating travel stories I heard from many backpackers.
I had no idea! So I got a backpack and hitch-hiked around Europe.
In 2003 I picked up a bicycle and cycled to Morrocco.
That was it.
Hooked on Freedom.
The rest of Europe followed, as you can see here (baltic states) , here (scandinavia), here (Slovenia/Hungary) and here (NL/Belgium/France).
10 years later I’m still happily rolling along.
My gear has changed and updated over the years. From everything 2nd hand and as cheap as possible to pretty flash with a couple of sponsors on board.
I’ve gone through 7 rackety old bikes, some with, some without gears until in 2009 Multicycle offered me a bike of theirs!
I have been extremely lucky and am still happy everyday because without bike-break-down-worries I can get different places and slightly more remote. As I did when I cycled the dirt-roads of outback Australia. One of many highlights!
And since 2014 Dutch company AGU is providing me with clothes and panniers.
Nothing can stop me now!
When I need money I work.
In September 2016 me has become we
Life is great!
Life is beautiful!
Don’t waste it.
Thanks for stopping by!