Well, they weren't wrong with the weather forecast. It was snowing in flurries this morning and it seems to that this will be the case the whole day long. So I quickly settled for an hour on the rollers. I am still reading the fascinating book Frank Vandenbroucke wrote. During the unfolding of his history I begin to understand why I was always a fan of his. He was very unconventional, arrogant and never followed the crowd. When everyone rode in a red Ferrari, he bought a yellow one, and he had a yellow Lamborghini long before Mr. Boonen copied him when he got his Murcielago. The book looks to be written very honestly. How he won everything when he was young, how he was always predicting where and when he would strike in his glory years, and how he made those predictions come true. But then the troubles begin when he meets Philippe Gaumont and gets addicted to Stilnoct. From there onwards things first look great - he wins La Doyenne in a majestic way - but then quickly he is questioned by the French police because he was involved with Dr. "Mabuse" Sainz and because he was at the wrong place at the wrong time - at Phillipe Gaumonts' home when the Gendarmerie raided the place. Truely fascinating stuff and a good insight into the ways of the peloton. I'm really looking forward to reading more about this.
The hour passed quickly and I didn't even notice Candice Night singing softly in my ears about Paris Nights. Next up is a good crash into my fauteuil for the Hasselt cyclocross. I don't envy the racers having to battle it out in the current dire weather conditions.
Ride Stats : 27K in 1h10mins
22-11-2008, 14:35 geschreven door Big Bad Wolf