Our product designer tells you which goal he's chasing26 Jan. 2017
Our product designer tells you which goal he's chasing
Second up in our Goalchasers series is Sebastiaan Bowier, product designer at BBB Cycling and dedicated commuter and marathon mountain biker. In 2016 Sebastiaan did not have specific goals, which made him more excited to set himself a goal in 2017 and chase it! We asked him a couple of questions about his 2017 goals.
Who are you and what do you do?
Im Sebastiaan Bowier, product designer at BBB cycling. Most of the time I just like to stay busy. When Im not adding or removing parts of my house, I like to be on a bike. A couple of years ago I was chasing world speed records, but nowadays I appreciate the environment and good company more than the speed.
How did 2016 go for you?
It was a bit of a weak year for me, aside from commuting to work, there wasnt much motivation. It was the first year since competition that I felt I lost power. The main cause was the lack of having a goal. It showed me that I needed to go look for one!
What is your cycling goal for 2017
This year Ill be riding in the Delta Granfondo Team and aside from riding beautiful fondos Ill be attending some marathons on the mountain bike.
I dont want to be competitive, but I am ..
(Goal: never to be second of the team; were not even talking about third or lower)
How do you plan to achieve this goal?
The first plan is training, but as soon as I find competition I might have to be more creative with battle tactics on (and off) the bike.
During the development of lights last year I needed to test prototypes of the ScoutCombo, which did motivate me to ride after work. Its a good excuse to test more stuff.
What does your training look like?
In winter time it will be riding km, putting in the distance and core training is important. From spring Ill be focussing more on power, when the fondos start the endurance training will get less important. Team rides will also be important, to see if Im on a good level.
Any tips for fellow cyclists to get the most out of the year?
The more you do in the winter, the easier it will be in the summer!!