Bas and Bram's cycling vacation to 'Oude ship' in Groningen.
My colleague Bas had been reading about my cycling trips for years, so whenever they came up in conversations, it sounded like he had been there as well. During work, I decided he should join sometime. After considering a few routes, we decided to cycle to the most northern part of the Netherlands' mainland, the town of Oude schip in the province of Groningen. The return journey would be around 620 km which Bas thought was feasible during the six days we had off in May. For a long time, it was unclear if we could go because I didn't know when I could start my graduation. Eventually, we knew I would be free for the next four days. Because Bas didn't have a bike worthy of the name, he would use my old one. He also hardly owned any camping gear and therefore borrowed most of mine. Completely untrained and inexperienced, he was still excited to go, which was in no small part to impress his girlfriend Jorien, whose father used to cycle a lot.