Day Before Race

After a good breakfast, we were out the door about 9:30 AM. Wietse took the train to Utrecht and I took Kermit with plan and omelet mim for lunch. Today I learned the Maps App on my iPhone doesn’t work as well as Google Maps. It doesn’t offer an option...

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Shakedown Ride After Assembly

I got Kermit out of the case and put together this morning. There weren’t any parts left over so I’m confident all is as it should be … just kidding. I only had my portable pump so there is no way to know the tire pressure. This is a good...

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Culture Afternoon

This is a beautiful country with breathtaking architecture, a rich historical past and a commitment to preserving their past for generations to come. What we view as historical and culturally important is modern day by comparison. For example, the house I’m staying in as I write is on a canal...

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It Is Kingsday!

Today is a day of celebration for the Royal Family in the Netherlands. Here in Amsterdam it is a massive street party. Music is blasting everywhere. People are openly drinking on the streets. Fleets of barges motor the canals filled with inebriated party goers. In spite of the frequent showers,...

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