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Friday, February 25, 2005

Omloop Het Volk

How cool is a race called Omloop Het Volk? While Redlight might know what this means in english, to me, it is one kick ass name for a bike race. I can here the conversation at the bar, "Yeah me and Jens overhear just finished the Omloop. What did you do today?"

What stands to make this race even cooler is the sad weather conditions they run this baby through. Check out the quote:

"Last year's edition was canceled due to heavy snow and bitter cold, but this time organizers guarantee that the race will come off regardless of the temperatures. "

Its is as if Beth Wrenn-Estes is running this race. For those of you who don't know, Beth is the race cooridinator of the ACA. During last year's CCTT, it was spitting rain and snow with the temp hovering at 30 degrees when I called her to find out if we were on. Her comment was, "Yea, why do you ask?"

Cyclist are known for the destruction of their bodies, not for their tolerance of crappy conditions. None the less, the Omloop is on with our boy Hincapie heading the Disco squad.

Fat or Fast

1 Comments:

At February 25, 2005 3:40 PM, Blogger Redlight said...

Omloop Het Volk... Think Volkswagen...

Omloop is an "all around", Het Volk is "the people". It's the people's all around. Besides that, Het Volk is a newspaper in Belgium.

Do we get to see any of the race?

 

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