Author Topic: Dutch brevets in 2019  (Read 10762 times)

Re: Dutch brevets in 2019
« Reply #175 on: September 08, 2019, 08:10:48 pm »
Well I must be made of sugar then  :)

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I was going to say "probably some Germans", but as an Englishman you should be ashamed of yourself :D

Re: Dutch brevets in 2019
« Reply #176 on: September 08, 2019, 08:29:44 pm »
I come from Manchester... We know all about rain  ;D

But actually it's  the Dutch and their weather apps who have turned me into a fair weather cyclist. :facepalm:. I have mud guards... Never needed them!
Regards,

Alan

quixoticgeek

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2019
« Reply #177 on: September 19, 2019, 05:04:04 pm »
Anyone else riding Saturday?

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Re: Dutch brevets in 2019
« Reply #178 on: September 19, 2019, 05:27:37 pm »
Obviously I am ;)  (for those not in the know: start/finish is in my home town and slugbait is organising) Weather forecast is is favourable: dry, mild temperatures,  head winds on the way out but only force 3 and stable so tailwind back.

Re: Dutch brevets in 2019
« Reply #179 on: September 19, 2019, 05:38:07 pm »
Obviously I am ;)  (for those not in the know: start/finish is in my home town and slugbait is organising) Weather forecast is is favourable: dry, mild temperatures,  head winds on the way out but only force 3 and stable so tailwind back.

The weather couldn't be more favorable (SE is the perfect wind direction), # of entrants is looking good.

When we did the route check a couple of weeks ago, it was during the final heatwave of the summer. The last 50k were horrible: 31 degrees, no shade at all, strong headwind. I could almost see my sweat evaporating from my skin. We had a couple of extra stops just to fill our bidons in a futile attempt to stay hydrated.

@QG: Since my talk at the start is going to be in Dutch. There are roadworks 20 meters from the start: I will ask everyone to walk along the sidewalk and to watch out when they rejoin the street. There are also two other obstructions in the final 1k, but you can easily get around this. The city of Groningen is in the middle of a big sewer maintenance project, so every week another street is temporarily less accessible.