From Running to cycling
My name is Sandra Schuberth. I’m a sports scientist, live south of Munich and love cycling. In the past, cycling was for me just the way to get around. I was an ambitious hobby runner and felt comfortable in all disciplines between 5 km and marathon. A running injury brought me closer to cycling and I met many great people along the way. Biking expanded my range of motion and became my short holiday, my sport, my relaxation. Cycling turned into time for me and time with my friends.
The first bieg selfsupported bikepacking event
For 2021, my first and huge unsupported bikepacking event, the Northcape 4000, is on the agenda. Of course, this means: preparing and testing equipment, training the body and, above all, building mental strength! The goal is to cover the 4000 km from Lake Garda to the North Cape in our target time together with Marie.
It often seems to me that people who are supposedly better than you because, for example, they cycle faster, cover longer distances, ride more metres in altitude, have better equipment, etc., are put on a mental podium and your own performance and ability are thus dismissed as less significant.
Among other things, this was a reason for me to co-found the TWAR collective. By sharing experiences, knowledge and information, I hope that in the longer term people will cycle and think more with each other and less against each other or against themselves.
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Header: Nicole Donner (ni.tpr)
Portrait: Nick Rotter (unick_adventures)