At Brussels airport, I was greeted by my generous hosts, Roeland, Rose and little monster Peppa, as well as Roeland's Dad, Frank. Frank is a racer from way back and has over 100 wins to his name! Here's a link to his story. http://www.bloggen.be/mister100/
Roeland and Rose's joint is awesome, in quiet town with cobbles and awesome bike paths.
We went for a short ride just to roll the legs over, the path next to the river will be ideal for training.
By late afternoon I was struggling big time. We put the bikes together and ate typical flemish food. Everything is double fried! See that bright orange rectangle? Its stir-fried noodles in batter! Tasty though.
Thats a balanced meal right? I guess it has a bit of everything, carbs, protein, fat...
I've managed to secure some more race starts, thanks to Roeland for getting in touch with ex World Champ Erwin Vervecken. I'm even getting some cash to help with transport costs! How crazy is that? Imagine if they paid you to race Dirty Deeds? (I would happily pay more than $10 to race DD though!)
Massive post, as you might be able to imagine I am struggling to believe that this dream of mine is becoming a reality. Next post will be a massive thank you to all those who made or are making this possible!