Cycling in northern Europe revolves around two things. Cobbles and beer. The Belgians - particularly the Flandrians - love both in big quantities. Welcome to my world of cycling insanity.
Wednesday, 22 February 2012
Time to roll out the hard men
Yes yes yes its that time of the year when i start getting giddy. You know what this weekend is?
Its the magical Omploop het Nieuwsblad / Kuurne-Brussells-Kuurne weekend.
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
This weekend is what i think really says the spring is here. Its will no doubt be blowing a gale, raining sideways and snowing like hell. Only 20 riders will finish and they will have frost bite and numb nether regions. And, to make it just a little harder, they're ride over the cobbles surrounding Oudenaard for the first of many weekends. Cobbles which are horribly hard in the dry but are just trecherous in cold and wet conditions. It really is a weekend to show early form or just to be a double hard bastard. Some scary 85kg flandrian may very well win.There'll be no skinny 60kg winners here. This is my kinda riding. Me and Big-Kev would kick ass at this.
Sweet baby jebus i really love springtime in Belgium.