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Goalchaser #2 Sebastiaan

Our Product Designer tells you which goal he's chasing

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Name: Sebastiaan Bowier

Age: 29

Nationality: Dutch

Bikes: FELT EDICT NINE 29, CANYON GC CF 29, CUBE LTD 29, OPTIMA BARON 2X 650C, TURNER FLUX, UNION CITY, GAZELLE 26, BOWI HIGH BAR, BOWI LOW BAR AND A MAGNETIC FOLDING BIKE

Second up in our Goalchasers series is Sebastiaan Bowier, product designer at BBB Cycling and dedicated commuter and marathon mountainbiker. 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.

Goalchaser Sebas

Who are you and what do you do?

I’m Sebastiaan Bowier, product designer at BBB cycling. Most of the time I just like to stay busy. When I’m 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 wasn’t 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 I’ll be riding in the Delta Granfondo Team and aside from riding beautiful fondos I’ll be attending some marathons on the mountainbike.
I don’t want to be competitive, but I am…..
(Goal: never to be second of the team; we’re not even talking about third or lower)

How do you plan to achieve this goal?

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. It’s 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 I’ll 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 I’m 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!!