maandag 28 oktober 2013

There and back again, "Afsluitrace 2013"

So, how was the race? The answer is good.
Here are some numbers:
77 participants
€24.790,00 were collected for the fresh water project in Cameroon
The "afsluitdijk" is 32km long
The race is 64km long
That day the wind force was 6 on the Beaufort scale
32km of "Wheeeeeeeeeeee!"
32km of "Aaaaaaaaaaaargh!"
After 1hour and 55minutes the Vrijwiel Solo won the race.
15 minutes later the leading party arrived.

On one hand I have the feeling that it wasn't really fair because my fellow cyclists had to work so much harder than me. On the other hand, I built my bike myself, all of it. So I've worked hard for it before the race. Nevertheless, I salute to the sheer willpower, leg power and teamwork of my fellow cyclists. Honestly I believe that you guys did the better cycling job that day. I just had the better bike.

By the way, the Vrijwiel Solo also got the price for the Most beautiful recumbent bike!

 As promised, here are some more pictures from Sunday: