Monday, January 03, 2011

Home Sweet Home

I'm home, but not for long...just need a few days to figure it out. How wasted am I? How wasted are my bikes? my gear? Do I have everything? What time zone is it? Do I have to race tomorrow? Where am I?

Oh yeah home....and it was about as smooth sailing as you can get. After partying pretty much all night long with the Packers live streaming on the net, I slept about 3 hours before the early alarm and the last trip with Gregory down the N40 towards Brussels. We arrived early...first one in line at Continental after a little discussion in half English half Flemish 'voila' no fee for bikes or bags on the plane....its a gosh darn miracle. Finally a good cup of coffee at Starbucks. On time flights, no motion sickness, bags arrived in Newark, and rechecked with no problems to ORD. A burrito. Another on time flight to O'Hare bikes and luggage arrived. No traffic from Chicago to Milwaukee(Thanks TIM) swapped cars at the laundromat on North Ave next to the Wendy's for a smooth ride all the way home. Rosco is pumped and so am I! Now I just hope I can sleep all night long!

Full Belgian experience recap coming soon!


Jesse said...

Welcome home Brian!

Anonymous said...

Hey Brian. I'm in Toronto and I'm leaving for Ghent at the end of January to road cycle and a dash of cyclocross. Any cool spots in Belgium to ride, drink great beer and any good bicycle shops? I will be riding the entire time and distance is of no issue.


b-matter said...


i think the beer is good everywhere in belgium? i did find the riding to be exceptionally good in oudenaarde....tons of famous cobble climbs and quiet country roads....i never hit up any local bike shops, but did visit the ronde van vlaanderen museum in oudenaarde...tons of great maps and tons of great history...enjoy your trip