Maarten, Tom and Kurt are signed up for the full enchilada - the full distance version - a whopping 259km.
No doubt they're harder men than I. Back in 2005, Dr. Brad, Marc and I decided that for working stiffs, 140k with a heavy dose of Flemish Ardennes bergs was plenty. Each of those guys works a full week, squeezes in rides around family obligations, and still manages to eat up the km. This year, doing it all in a tough winter in these parts.
|With cyclingrevaled.com's Barry 'the bullet' Boyce.|
I did it in 2005, and it was a great event. Rain was on and off in the AM, but it got nice at the end. It was an incredible experience... hope to do it again some year soon! Here's some old photos that bring back memories of a great trip that year.
|Marc was as tired as he was Flanders colors compliant.|
|Dr. Brad living the hypocratic oath...|
"No, I'm not an orthopedic surgeon, but I did stay
in a Holiday Inn express last night"
|Dr. Brad practices his flemish atop the Bosberg.|
|Ronde over. Where's the Bier?|
|Belgian toothpaste before the power washing.|