Belgium, March 27, 2007
The Team got together while Nick Collins (DFL Boss) was over in Belgium for a lovely meal at an Italian restaurant. As usual when the food came out it was like a pack of vultures - food gone!!! The boys ate very well.
The weather has been great here, cool nights and sunny days. A new teammate, Pablo, arrived from Columbia, so we had to show him around the coffee shops in the area. I think he will learn a lot from the boys in the house.
Racing - Wanzele Pro Kermese, 160km. Every other year we have done this it has been wet, cold, snow and wind. Race day was perfect this year though, not much wind and the sun was out for the 250 starters. It was back into the mad 2km dash for the first corner, then onto a single lane road. The peleton stretched for 300m, I was in the last 100m of the long line the whole day. A group got away with 1min on the peleton, we had one rider up there, Robby Big Donk Maul. This is the way it stayed, I finished in the bunch. It was a good training day and nice to get a solid race under the belt, jumping out of the corners and holding the wheel.
To fill in some time, Badger and I have been going round to Harros new house. It's very nice. Harro makes a great coffee and his wife Jess is a good cook. The other day we pulled the Golf clubs out and tested our skill at hitting nearest the pin. I think golf was a winner that day.
Be good, I will write again soon.
Kane Munge Oakley