Friday, December 21, 2012

Biking in Belgium.

The trip started with a nice little flight over the Atlantic, landing in Brussels, Belgium after seven (ish) hours in the over sized bird. The riders were met at the airport by our soigneur, Jim Anderson, along with mechanic Dave Hartman. From there we loaded up the vans and drove an hour to Vorselaar, the town where we'll be staying for the duration of the trip.

After a quick tour of the house, grabbing a quick snack, and building the bikes, I headed out into the rain with a few other guys to spin out the legs from travel. It was great do some exploring in the nearby Belgian countryside! We must've had too much fun exploring, because we ended up getting ourselves a little lost... eventually we found our way back to the house, but not until we had numbed our hands a bit.

The rest of the day was a fight to stay awake and adjust to the six hour time difference. From what others had told me, I just needed to stay awake until early evening, get a good nights rest, and I'd wake up fairly adjusted to the time here. So far that seems to be the case.

Cyclocross Magazine article from the OVCX final here:
Johnson Prepares for U-23 Worlds Bid and Woodring Wins at OVCX Indy Finale

EuroCrossCamp coverage from myself and other riders: 
Missives from the Motherland: EuroCrossCamp Through the Rider’s Eyes

Photos from EXC adventures thus far.
McTubbin & Dizzle-D at breakfast.
A common sight throughout the house.

Found some sweet local trails only a few miles from the house.
Rather nice Belgian day, so we had to shed a few layers.
Cobbled road leading up to a castle.
The castle.
Little grocery store run.
More bikes parked in the rack than cars in the lot. Rad.

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