Jelle Tienstra – Netherlands

I am living in the Netherlands with my wife and two kids. Part time working as a software engineer, part time as bike (web)shop owner.

I was infected with the bike virus since I was able to ride a bike, and it never left. After my youth in Den Helder, which is one of the most North West cities of the Netherlands, I went to Wageningen, the Agricultural capital of the Netherlands studying Agricultural Engineering. This is where I got my first proper bike and where they learned me to ride and fix it, working @ the Local Bike Shop, one of the most well known bike shops of the country at that time. This is where I started riding the Belgium marathons and my yearly trip to southern Swiss for the Grand Raid Cristalp. At that time I started converting my first bike into singlespeed, and for some reason I did not look back. After my trusty steel Trek broke I got my first singlespeed specific frame and (beside some small projects) never looked back. After this 26″ frame I got my first 29-er, which finally solved my issues of the small wheels compared to the big frame/long seat post 🙂

Fast forward untill present, I have a still growing (web) shop for singlespeed, fixed gear and 29-ers and still love riding and working on bikes and parts.

Riding one of the local Berg races 2009

Me doing what I like best 🙂

3 responses to “Jelle

  1. Pingback: New Member! « Big Wheel Racing Europe

  2. Don’t forget to tell people about your online shop too.

  3. Looks very nice Jelle, hope you have fun this year. Don’t forget to tell about the tubulars!!!!! ; – )

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