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Selma Yarkin

41 Jahre

Eingefleischter Tour-Fan

Am 4. Juli 1987 fuhr das Peloton der Tour de France durch ihre Heimatstadt Eppingen in Baden-Württemberg. Während all die anderen Kinder von der Werbekarawane fasziniert waren, bewunderte die damals zehnjährige Selma die Rennradfahrer auf ihren filigranen Maschinen und war fasziniert vom „Surren der Rennräder und dem Speed, der an mir vorbeizog“. Doch erst viele Jahre später legte sie sich selbst solch ein schönes Rennrad zu; und unternimmt mit diesem nicht nur Touren rund um Köln, sondern hat auch schon Ironmans bestritten.

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Selma Yarkin auf Instagram:

  • ⠀DESCENTS ⠀
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Do you like descents? Are you good at it, especially in curves? ⠀
I think I am in between and I could get better. So my goal for the winter training and for next season is to get more comfortable and safe in descents and especially in curves. ⠀
📸 @mr.pinko @alpecincycling #throwbackpic
  • ⠀LONG/LONG ⠀
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really soon it’s this time of the year where it feels longer to dress proper for the cold temperatures  then the time you go cycling outside 😬😅🤷🏻‍♀️❄️ ⠀
📸 @mr.pinko @alpecincycling #throwbackpic
  • ⠀RAINY RIDES ⠀
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when not expected can be kind of fresh and really wet 😬🤣 I was looking on my weather app yesterday and there it said cloudy but no rain for the next two hours. I dropped of my girl at gymnastics and I jumped on my bike. 2 minutes later it stated to rain. 😂 So i still had the chance to turn around but I thought it’s just a quick little shower. It wasn’t 🤷🏻‍♀️ At the end of my ride it was not raining anymore 🎉 but I was soaking wet and I looked like after a gravel ride. It was fun anyway. And I am thinking about to get a gravel bike for  this wet muddy season. 🤔
  • ⠀IT’S MONDAY ⠀
⠀GET A NEW PERSPECTIVE WHATEVER OBSTACLE YOU ⠀ ARE FACING ITS NOT PERMANENT
⠀KICK ASS ⠀
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⠀WISHING YOU A GREAT WEEK 🙌🏻⠀
📸 @mr.pinko  @alpecincycling ⠀
  • ⠀TOUR DE MAGELLAN ⠀
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Yesterday, 200 cyclists were riding for kids. We cycled 111km in and around Cologne. The Tour was really good organized and secured by a safety car, police and some guards on bikes. We had beautiful weather and I had some nice chats while cycling in a really relaxed speed. My average watts were 66 😬 ⠀
Good to meet 📸 @siggifit_  @bp1265 @elmarsprink  @johann_triathlon @leia139 ⠀
Thank you @alpecincycling for making this ride for me possible. .
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#tourdemagellan #rideforkids #charitybikeride #charityride #throwback #venga  #roadslikethese  #roadslikethese  #mamaiscycling #mama #singlemum  #shutuplegs #cycling_queens #wannaridemybike #lifebehindbars #alpecincycling #teamalpecin  #escapethecake #cyclingfriends #teamalpecin2019 #cyclingphotos #cyclinggirl #rennradmädchen  #cyclingkits #cyclelife #cyclingshots #cyclingpassion #goroadcycling  #fromwhereiride  #cycling  #cyclist
  • ⠀SMILE ⠀
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it’s weekend! 🎉I just got up and get ready for Tour de Magellan - riding for kids! ⠀
It’s gonna be a nice sunny fall weekend here in Cologne! Let’s enjoy the last warm sunbeams of this year! ☀️🚴🏻‍♀️😊 ⠀
📸 @mr.pinko @alpecincycling .
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#throwback #cyclassics #cyclassicshamburg  #fall #venga #rad #roadslikethese  #roadslikethese  #mamaiscycling #mama #singlemum  #shutuplegs #cycling_queens #wannaridemybike #lifebehindbars #alpecincycling #teamalpecin  #escapethecake #cyclingfriends #teamalpecin2019 #cyclingphotos #cyclinggirl #rennradmädchen  #cyclingkits #cyclelife #cyclingshots #cyclingpassion #goroadcycling  #fromwhereiride  #cycling  #cyclist
  • ⠀AFTER WORK RIDES ⠀
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i just came back from a beautiful after work ride. The sun was out, it was quite windy and I enjoyed it to the fullest. Pretty soon, it will be to dark for after work rides. I will miss them until next year. Are you going to miss them too?
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#afterworkride #afterwork #fall #venga #rad #roadslikethese  #roadslikethese  #mamaiscycling #mama #singlemum  #shutuplegs #cycling_queens #wannaridemybike #lifebehindbars #alpecincycling #teamalpecin  #escapethecake #cyclingfriends #teamalpecin2019 #cyclingphotos #cyclinggirl #rennradmädchen  #cyclingkits #cyclelife #cyclingshots #cyclingpassion #goroadcycling  #fromwhereiride  #cycling  #cyclist
  • ⠀ ÖTZI RECAP - LAST PART ⠀
After all this climbing, feeling cold as a snowman, you don’t wanna climb not even 100meters anymore. But I thought ok, I can do this! What else was left for me? So I pushed it really the last time uphill for 2km. And then i went on with the downhill into Sölden. On the way down I thought a lot of the time, how long can a downhill take? It was soooo damn cold. And then the Moment came were I arrived in Sölden. It was still raining, the people beside the streets were cheering at me and I already could not hold my tears away. I came by the Restaurant where my Team Alpecin was waiting for me and they were cheering at me and even more tears came up. And then there was the last right turn and I saw the finish line. I really did this - I really finished one of the toughest cycling marathons. I stoped, cliqued out of the paddles and my body was shaking even more. Lovely @zzaerra and @pckr_basti were waiting for me with blankets at the finish and Sarah took me in her arms and gave me a big hug and then I could not hold my tears and had to cry all out. Done and dusted but super happy and ice cold I was an Ötzi Finisher! I was getting my deserved finisher Jersey and then we went to the car were we got to the Hotel with. I stopped shaking after a 30min hot shower and then I was soooo hungry. What an adventure. I said that I never do the Ötztaler again but 2 days later I was thinking totally different: I want for sure do it again!!! Mindset is everything! The End. ⠀
📸 @mr.pinko @alpecincycling
  • ⠀ ÖTZI RECAP 4th part ⠀
 It was getting tougher and tougher but I was pushing it up this mountain and there was nothing who could stop me. I wanted to finish this for sure. And then suddenly I heard a thunder. That was my most concern before the race - to get into a thunder storm. But i heard it exactly once, that was it. It got more cloudy and it was getting more chilly. And then 4km before the top it started to rain really heavy. I loved it. Yes i loved the feeling of rain on my skin. I was so warmed up from the 24km of climbing, that i didn’t think it was cold at all. Plus I couldn’t stop and didn’t wanna stop to put my rain jacket on. I had the feeling when I would stop now, I can not get back on the bike again. So i pushed it forward, not fast but steadily and with the strong mind to finish this climb at the top without stopping in between - I wanted it to be done! Our Photographer was waiting for me at the top of the Timmelsjoch. It was then 4 degrees and pouring rain. And before the last corner I saw him. Yeah, I thought, mr Pinko!! It was so good to see him but I also felt bad, that he had to wait for me in this cold rainy weather. We were talking a bit when I was passing him. And he said, take care going downhill. I pushed it up until the tunnel, put on my arm warmer and my rain jacket and gloves and then I felt for the first time how cold it was. I was so soaking wet and I knew this downhill will be tough and ice cold. But now, that I managed to climb 4 passes, I knew I will somehow manage to descent the last over 25km into Sölden. Riding out of the tunnel I felt the cold wind and straight away my body was starting to shake. My teeth were constantly beating on each other and my whole body was shaking and I had no control of it. The streets were soaking wet too and even i was shaking and cold, I had to concentrate on this really fast descent. My arms started to hurt from holding the breaks but letting them go too long, was no option either, because it was just too dangerous to go really fast downhill with this rain. And then there was this last climb - only 2km but t
it felt really long...last part soon... ⠀
📸 @mr.pinko @alpecincycling
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