Fast Group at the windmill in Amstelveen.
|Some skating friends
in Holland decided to organize a five day skating tour in the western part of Holland. The
result is Skate Fresh, a non profit
initiative to bring to gether skaters from all over the world to enjoy inline skating and
have tons of fun.
Skate Fresh took place from
may 11th till may 15th 2005. Unfortunately I couldn't free myself from work the first
days, so I guided the weekend only. Skaters from 15 countries joined the group. Some of
whom I only knew through email or their personal websites.
Unfortunately the weather was not so good. At night it was
freezing cold. Very unusual for this time of the year. During the day the sun appeared and
we were lucky that it stayed dry. First i took off with Astrids group to shoot some
pictures. They kept a good pace, even chasing some cyclists :-) After lunch I drop to
group three (Group two had there lunch somewhere else, so I missed them). Later I had to
dropped back to group four to shoot pictures of them, when Wout asked me to take over
group two, because of his bad ancle. so I had to race to the front again.
We had a great day of skating and socializing. the finish was
the campsite on a tiny island called Kaag-eiland, near to the city of Leiden. After sunset
we stayed warm at the fire place (and the beer).
Thank every body for a wonderfull time,