1 Base camp Skate Fresh
2 Checking out todays program.
3 Grab some last food.
4 Bart, loading the truck.
5 Guide Peter.
6 Dierk, praying or..?
7 The London team.
8 Franklin from Norway, used to the cold temperatures?
9 Antje from TNS-Frankfurt.
10 Edda warming up in the sun.
11 Ruth and Dela folding their tent.
12 Dirk and Olivia, the youngest participant.
13 Daily award cermony.
14 Who will be winning?
15 You'll have to watch the video for that :-)
16 I couln't switch between video and stills that fast.
17 Astrid leading the fast group.
18 Skating between the Amsterdam high rises.
19 "Klunen" accross construction works.
20 The tallest building in Amsterdam.
21 Frédéric doen't like the Dutch cobblestones :-)
23 Now we are outside the city and making speed.
24 Traditional group picture.
25 Skating along the Amstel river.
26 Astrid and Antje, the only women in the first group.
27 Excellent surface to skate.
28 Crossing the bridge in Ouderkerk.
29 Just in time befor they'll let these ships pass.
30 Downtown Ouderkerk, a small village.
31 The water supply truck.
32 Water or limonade.
33 Martin the truck driver on the left.
34 Thorsten (TNS) and Rainer (DUSFOR).
35 Skaters from Russia..
36 and Japan. Hi Yukio.
37 Genna from Russia
38 And on our way again.
39 Astrid still making speed.
40 Apart from some boats, hardly any traffic.
41 This is a real workout!
42 Yo, guys stay in the paceline
43 Romain shooting his pics.
44 Little bridge accross the "Oude Waver"
45 Enjoying lunch and the sun in Uithoorn.
46 Wim puting on suncream.
47 Dirk, (TNS Frankfurt) enjoying a beer.
48 Heidi and Olivia.
49 Guide Bart of Group 4.
50 Edwin and FNS-blocker Hans.
51 Marina and Oleg from St Petersburg.
52 Genna and Sergei.
53 French-Russian Oxana.
54 Swiss skater Stefan chatting with London skater Dorota
55 Finland present as well.
56 Edda from Germany followed by Steve from London.
57 Dela fresh after the break.
58 Timo from Dallas, Texas.
59 Yes, two towers!
60 Now, I am skating with group 3.
61 On very narrow roads.
62 A farm where you can buy cheese.
63 Mark and Ruth taking a break.
64 Little wooden shoes on Marks helmet.
65 The little shop.
66 While the others are waiting.
67 Chatting releaxed.
68 And checking out the GPS details.
69 Edda buys some cheese..
70 in the farm shop.
71 Dela having fun.
72 Ruth and Jochen.
73 Still on track with GPS?
74 Dierk and Dela.
75 Yes Marc, this is the proof: Amstel river.
76 London Steve (skating on bad aligned skates ;-)
77 I have difficulty with the Finnish names :-)
78 The only downhill today.
79 Or is it a trick photo.
80 Concentrated skating.
81 Holland is flat as far as you can see.
83 Timo closing the gap.
84 At a sign post for bicycles.
85 Water and snack break.
86 Yes gimme some of that ice thee.
87 and pink cookies.
88 Our last break today.
89 Passing Tjerks old sailing club.
90 He arranged a windmill visit for us.
91 Sailing students.
92 Entering the mill.
93 Where Tjerk explained it's history.
94 Meanwhile all the boats came ashore.
95 More watersports.
96 Waiting for our ferry to Kaag Island.
97 It's a small ferry, so we'll have to go in shifts.
98 The the kajaks are in pursuit of the water skaters :-)
99 Cheers to a great day of skating and fun!
100 Now it's our turn.
101 No more skating on the tiny island.
102 The lake ahead.
103 Okay now I am in the picture as well.
104 Irena from St Petersburg.
105 drinking beer an a wobbly boat, getting drunk even faster. :-)
106 Yes there it is.
107 Our truck can't reach the campsite. The soil is to weak.
108 Looking for luggage.
109 Putting up the tents.
110 Wow, thats a lot of backs.
111 Finally relaxing.
112 Skate Fresh restaurant.
113 Chinese take away.
114 The easiest way to feed 90 skaters.
115 Dutch table?
116 Russian table.
117 Mostly Germans
118 Swiss and Finnish.
119 Anyway the food was good.
120 Warming up poor Astrid who was getting cold. :-)