Ghent 6

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I took some photos of the Ghent 6 day on the Grupetto trip out there. The full gallery is here, but some selected highlights are below:

Ride Report: Paris-Roubaix

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"L'Enfer du Nord" ("The Hell of the North"), "The Queen of the Classics", "A Sunday in Hell" - call it what you will, Paris-Roubaix is legendary for being a tough classic race. It stands at 255km in length, with 52.8 km of rough, French pavé (cobblestones) - starting in Compiègne (60km from Paris), and ending in the velodrome in Roubaix. A long, tough day in the saddle with endless dust when it's dry, an epic, iconic mud-bath when the weather turns bad.

Paris-Roubaix Sportive 2010


I’m planning to write a ride report up for this, but here’s some preliminary photos, and a link to some ride data.

Tour of Flanders Photo

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After ordering from the official Tour of Flanders Sportive photographers, I got a photo of me on the Bosberg. Feel the burn!

Pictures from the Ronde Van Vlaanderen


A couple of weekends ago, CS Grupetto rolled out to Flanders for the Ronde van Vlaanderen sportive, and to catch the race live. The sportive was brutal, lots of “power climbs” (although I’m not so sure that I can say I ‘powered’ up most of them - the Muur and Koppenberg and I have unfinished business), in rain, hail, and gusty winds. The pavé brings a new definition to bike control, and in the wet it’s quite an experience.