Rider spotlight: annegeert
At Rocycle we’re all about Mind Body Music, but, just as important is the fact that we’re a family. So, to make sure each class is not just a party but a reunion, we’d like to introduce some of our Ro’Regulars. Think 100 rides are unachievable? Think again. Today we got to chat with 200+ rider Annegeert van Elk about going faster, deeper and further during her rides and the glories of The Fix after class.
Hi Annegeert! We’re so happy to speak to you today. Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
Hi there! My name is Annegeert van Elk, and I am 30 years young. I was born in Hilversum and went to university in Utrecht to study Law and Criminology. Even after my first year in Utrecht, I preferred Amsterdam. I was not your typical student aiming to join a student association, and I hated the smell and taste of beer. That made me kind of an exception over there. Then I moved to Amsterdam, where I found a more open-minded atmosphere, so I started traveling between university and the city.
Drawn to Amsterdam and couldn’t stay away. We’re the same. And how about Rocycle? How did you end up here?
On the very first day and ride, I was there. And I couldn’t have been more ready for it! Rogier, one of the founders of Rocycle, had told me months in advance about his plans. Every now and then, he showed me short videos, ideas and other teasers.
So you’re basically a founding member of the Ro’regular club. Before you joined our family, what sort of exercise did you do?
Since I was little, I have been exercising. Classical ballet, tennis, athletics, hockey, horse-riding, fitness, roller-skating…but the funny part is that I did not like cycling!
Oh, how the times have changed. Now that you’re a cycle fanatic, who is your favourite instructor and why?
I prefer male instructors. Or women who instruct like men! They make me go faster, deeper and further. The girly approach is not really my thing.
Intense! So, after a class like that, you must need to refuel. What do you like from the CPJ?
The Fix! With an extra shot of ginger. Of course I’ve tried them all…but of all green juices, this is my all-time favorite.
An excellent choice indeed. And, finally, what does Rocycle mean to you?
Energy! Fun! And a 365-day-a-year summer body!