I put on my windbreaker vest from E-koi just after I passed the 100km. It kept me warm on the last and most fun part of this ride. This is the part the video starts with. Once I was at the campsite, I pitched my tent by the light of the extra little battery powered head light I mounted on Lobbes. I took a shower and went to the recreational room. The night was a little frisk, but I slept well.
First job in the next morning was to go shopping. Bread, chocolate, drinks and dinner. My two evening meals where simple, yet tasteful and nutritious. Rice with canned beans, carrots and spiced tofu, or the same, but with stir backed Italian mix instead of the canned veggies. Dinner isn't complete without a dessert, so I also bought two vanilla puddings with cream. I relaxed and loitered around a bit for the rest of the Saturday. Talking, taking photos and giving some technical advice. A pleasant way to spent a day.
Sunday was a rainy day till 4pm, but the group ride was kinda fun. I rode along with my colleague for a while and did some filming. The rain wasn't to bad and my pants dried quickly. The hot chocolate with whipped cream on top was delicious. I think live needs more whipped cream. And as I'm typing this, I'd like some of it now. During my vacation to Canada, I'd often visit Star bucks. That's where I started loving the question: 'would you like whipped cream on top?' 'Yes please' would be my answer, with a big smile on my face.
Monday morning, the morning of saying goodbye and heading home. I only had a few shorts stops on my way back. The ride took six hours, total riding time was about five and a half hour. Two hours after I returned home, 3 of my fellow 'Huneliggers' (local 'bent club') dropped by for a cup of tea. They had taken a different route from the Easter meeting than I'd done. Slower, more touristic, and with more stops. One of them stayed for the night. She still had another 60km to go, and that would have been a little too much.
- Home to meeting: 134 kilometre
- Groupride: 42 kilometre
- total distance Easter weekend: 315 kilometres.
You'll find a nice set of 45 photos about dogs, bikes, forest and people here.
My video, shot from my helmet mounted Drift X170 and shot free-hand with the Casio Exilim.