Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

We spent the last rest day in Belgium like many others. A cold, rainy, muddy day on our bikes. Cobblestones, cross bikes, and coffee(well the coffee wasn't that good again). Pete Webber came over to the house with a map of the Ronde Van Vlaanderen route. We did 3 of the classic cobbled climbs and many other narrow farm roads that were flowing with water and mud.

We attacked
climb 6: Koppenberg @ 182 km
climb 7: Steenbeekdries @ 187 km
climb 8: Taaienberg @ 190 km

I can't imagine the beating that the body takes racing Tour of Flanders or Paris Roubaix on these cobbles for 250 km's. The climbs are barely rideable on a cross bike. We did a short 25k ride at an easy pace. You can check out the map by clicking on the link below.

After the ride we finished all of our laundry, cleaned up the house, and made our last trip to the Delhaize on the town bikes. We cooked up the last of our food and hopefully have leftovers for the next 2 nights. We squared up with the financials with the mechanic and there is nothing left to do except race as hard as possible the next 2 days and check the e-mail a few more times!

Tomorrows race is the GVA - GP Sven Nys in Baal; Nys' home town. We race at 3:00. if you want to watch it live. The Fidea Cup in Tervuren is the final race on Sunday. Then its back to the good ol' US of A!

Can't wait to hang out with Rosco!

1 comment:

Me said...

Roscoe looks like he's getting a bit grey