1 Start at Hotel Restaurant Avenhorn
2 First a coffee check.
3 And off we went against the strong wind along the "Walingsdijk".
4 Sorry guys I have to pass...
5 ...to climb the dike to take this picture. Erwin in the lead.
6 Holding hands so nobody gets blown away by the blazing wind.
7 Checkpoint "Ursem", where we got our first stamp.
8 Wooden bridges everywhere in this resourceful waterland. Good work Sabine!
9 Jos, Michael and Leen.
10 Almost hidden, a checkpoint again.
11 Many thanks to the staff for servicing all skaters!
12 Finaly its me showing up in a picture :-)
13 Because I like to work out, I volunteered to break the wind.
14 Watch the traffic :-)
15 At a decent pace crossing the villages.
16 Checkpoint in village "Beets"
17 And on track to collect the next stamp.
18 Wow, créme de la créme this super cycle track to Grosthuizen (and tail wind!)
19 Leen leading the pack.
20 Hans, Henk and Waldo taking in new energy.
21 Assistance from blockers to stop the traffic, good work guys!
22 hmmmm..... which sign is ours? The yellow one of course.
23 Skate safe, wear a helmet ;-)
24 Anne, Edwin and Tineke.
25 Some disorder at the beginning of this road,..
26 ...soon solved in a pack to pack race, chasing each other.
27 Stamps again.
28 And somthing to eat and drink.
29 At every intersection a skate friend guided us in the right direction, some being very young.
30 Full speed crossing the little bridges.
31 Back at Hotel Avenhorn to sign off the finish.
32 Our limo to drive us home :-)
33 That day, rain everywhere in Holland, except in Avenhorn.
34 Here is the proof: all checkpoints stamped. (on a 2001 form!)
Here is the proof: all checkpoints stamped. (on a 2001 form!)