I started an experiment in November 2008. I wondered if you can still start a top sports career when you're 30. Lots of training, healthy living and a life regulated by a tight schedule. Can I do that and still do my job at the Dutch tv show Holland Sport? Shouldn't I be having kids like other women my age? And won't I make my boyfriend deeply unhappy with all the time I spend exercising? The experiment spinned a little bit out of control because I quit my job and now ride full time for the international women's pro team Lotto-Belisol. This blog is meant to share my cycling adventures with you.