|In January the Skatefresh crew was exploring
the new routes for this years edition. Bart and Peter had been exploring the route on
Saturday, but I was only able to join them on Sunday. I was freezing cold and we had to
put on several layers of clothing to stay warm. Exploring new routes takes a lot of time.
By car we did the long stages, occasionally getting out of the car to test the pavement on
skates. In Holland you will encounter a lot of places with cobblestones. So often it
happens that you think you have've found a nice route, only to find out that after several
km's, the road turns bad and you have to find an alternativ.
In and around Utrecht we did the most of the exploring on skates. Entering
the city, finding a nice place to have lunch and a nice route to escape the city into the
Have a look at a few pictures. But remember in may it will be
beautifull green and much warmer (I hope ;-)
I hope to see you on Skatefresh 2006 and be your guide
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