SNOBICI Essentials - Mick Hoogwerf
2021    photos: Mick Hoogwerf

Name: Mick Hoogwerf
Age: 47
Location: Girona, Spain
Profession: co owner and host of Equipe Guesthouse

Website: Equipe Girona, Instagram @Euipegirona


Why cycling?

It has so many facets: adventure, thrill of descent, the people, the fun, the food, the creativity..

What is your favorite cycling destination and why?
Girona, we live there! Girona is so diverse. Great roads, gravel, mtb'ing and a great culture

What is your favorite essential and why?

The away bib from Endless. A good bib is key for ride comfort. This has become my favorite.

What is your favorite race and why?
Its gotta be the Ronde van Vlaanderen, always delivers a thrill and gives excitement of the season and summer that lies ahead

What is your favorite mid ride (coffee) stop or hotspot?
in the Emporda. A gravel ride to Albert and his great toasts and croissant is always a joy.

1. Focus Izalco Max with Parallel handbuilt Chris King/Duke wheels. We are Bauhaus fans and the color is very Bauhaus.

2. The Burgh bartape on my bike is nice, Burgh is a small Oz company making rad designs.

3. NDLSS Fast Jersey with fast Gilet. The fit of jersey is perfect & a gilet is so practical here in Girona

4. POC Ventral Air. Good advice from John Knoops Mierlo this helmet: Light & airy perfect for warm days here.

5. Suplest Road Performance: good fit & looks and not silly expensive shoes

6. Cycling Travel Book from Soigneur for Post covid inspiration

7. Pioneer Carry wallet: Cash, card, band aids, SOS Tab, and the Repeat hand sanitizer

8. Wahoo Roam. Perfect for road & gravel exploration

9. Drinks: For carbs Maurten is rocketfuel & SOS Hydration.The SOS tabs are perfect for on the road

10. Oakley Jawbreaker. One of the best Oakleys for cycling

11. Repeat hand sanitizer. Practical and also without covid very good to bring on a ride

12. Fingerscrossed design socks just Hell Yeah

13. Mosquito Spray. I hate their bites.

14. Cordell saddle bags from Madrid are good!

15. A classic Tudor. A good watch is for life

16. Sant Aniol water. Pure natural water 25km from our guesthouse. We try to use local products as much as possible.
      There is a source near the factory where you can fill your bidon!

17. The Equipe pool: May-october is perfect for post sports cool down