January 20, 2007

Belgium Day 3

That's no bike path, that's a double lane road

Today we were out early again and rode to where they are racing today in Zonebeke. It was super windy again and when the road is only wide enough to go three wide you know you're in Belgium.
I'm not sure if we'll make it to the race today to spectate or not, it's not really up to us, but if we do make I'll try and get some pictures of it up here. We stopped at the course on the way through today and a little Jr. rider (with no helmet) came cruising through, bike and face just covered in mud and a mohawked mullet gelled perfectly on his head. The next Tom Boonen or Nys? They teach em young here.
I guess what makes the race today interesting is that part of it is run through some original world war I trenches. There is a big museum there were they preserve part of it, but the race is run through the park and surrounding area.

Last night we received lessons in directions here. You do not go say east or west on highway 350 to get to a particular city, you go to this town, then this town, then this town, then this town until you arrive at your destination. You don't go east for 3 miles, turn right for another 3 to get there, you simply follow signs to the next city in line. Kinda like connect the dots. Interesting. Say tried telling us it is much simpler than in the US but I had a hard time believing them. It is possible though.

TODAY'S RIDE BROUGHT TO YOU BY:
  • Today's title donors:
  • RICHARD SMIES - WHITEHALL, MI
  • Thomas Dejager - WyomingMI

Previous Donors:

(Special thanks)
  • Diana M Wyatt
  • Cara McCauley
  • Elmer and Naomi Schouten
  • Ralph Pulver
  • Al and Jennifer Krueger - Milwaukee, WI
  • Bill Larsen
  • Scott & Laura Cole
  • Christopher Cronin
  • Ryan Wondergem
  • Steve and Maryann Manthey
  • Andrew Klumb
  • John and Connie Holcomb
  • Jody Meyers: The bells team supports you 110%. GOOD LUCK!
  • John Meyers - Bells Brewery Quiring Cycles Race Team
  • Jason LaBella Chicago, IL WORS Comp #1111
  • Joseph Lekovish (SPONSOR: South Lyon Cycle Racing Team / Tailwind Michigan UCI CX Double-header Sept 2007)
  • Jesse Rients - MN
  • David Ziemer - Greenfield MN
  • James Jones - Sheboygan
  • Joseph Brzuchanski: On behalf of the Bells Brewery/Quiring Cycles MTB Team (Jason Lummis, Mike Simonson, Scott Quiring, John Meyers, Jason Jones and myself).
  • Schwaller's Painting and Staining LLC (920) 918-3711
  • Robert Letson
  • Brian Eppen
  • Scott and Sara Kylander-Johnson
  • Carolyn Senty
  • Glen A Jones
  • Craig Manthe
  • Bill & Barb Litscher - Whitefish Bay, WI
  • Keith Wolf - Wauwatosa, Wi
  • David and Bonnie Justice
  • Francis Vandeloo
  • Rod Olliver http://www.ontariocyclocross.com/fccr
  • Kelly Niquette
  • Michael Martens: Working on Wisconsin's first Twilight Crit in 07' (June 16th 2007 in Grafton, WI.) Check us out. www.graftonbikerace.com
  • Ian Stanford
  • Greg Heck
  • Andrew Kruse
  • Todd Pittman, Ellicott City, MD
  • Mark Beck
  • Tony Wagner - Glenbeulah, WI
  • Jeremey Rodriguez
  • Brad Verstegen - Appleton, WI
  • Paul Belknap
  • Scott Roehrborn:Make sure to throw down some Belgian Waffles for the guys back home on the Sat. Breakfast Ride!
  • Ronald M Stawicki
  • Scott, Alla & Ayla Shapiro
  • Mitch Graham
  • Maryann Pitner
  • Guy Schutt - Oconomowoc, WI
  • Jay Moncel
  • Brian Conant – Dekalb, IL
  • Daniel Backley
  • Kenny Dretzka
  • Carl Voss - Eyota, MN
  • Rachel Steele
  • Chris Henning: This is from the henningboyz- 2 little crossers- from northbrook. congrats and we're pullin' for ya.
  • Steve Ferguson
  • Jason Fryda - Boulder, CO
  • Eric Peltier
  • Featherman Kids
  • Rachel Kilmer
  • Christopher Zacharias
  • Christopher Plummer
  • Randy Arellano - Dearborn, MI
  • Chris & Melanie Nystrom - Ellicott City, MD
  • Jennifer and Brian Smith
  • Mark A Lalonde
  • Lil'Jane of Capitol Velo in Madison. Note: Jane is a 10-year-old cyclocross racer in the Wisconsin series. Good Luck! Richard Moran (Madcross-Garner) Jane (Capitol Velo)
  • Andrew Weir
  • Joe Doyle
  • Sean Grady
  • Michael Phillips
  • Amy Dykema - Evanston, IL
  • Sonja Schouten (this is a good one, she donated her leftover euros from her own trip -nice!)
  • Bill Schneider - Green Bay, WI
  • Chad Dean
  • Wayne Prescott
  • Brian Hammer
  • Chad Melis

1 comment:

BELLS BREWERY MTB TEAM said...

Lets see an all USA team photo !!!!!!!!

Have a great hard race T !

Tally up the total # of MI vs WI supporters, just for fun !